12th May – 10th July 2011 at Proud Chelsea
161 King’s Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5XP. T: 44 (0) 20 7349 0822.
Opening times: Monday to Wednesday: 10am – 7pm, Thursday: 10am – 8pm, Friday: 10am – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 8pm. Sunday: 10am – 7pm.
In his distinguished career as a Hollywood photographer, Bob Willoughby took iconic photographs of many stars but remained unequivocal about his favourite subject: Audrey Hepburn. Proud Chelsea presents The Audrey Collection by Bob Willoughby, a touching photographic portrait of one of the most striking and stylish Hollywood stars of the 20th century captured through the lens of one her most trusted friends.
In 1953 Audrey Hepburn arrived in Hollywood, on to the set of Roman Holiday and into the life of Bob Willoughby. Willoughby was commissioned to take the portrait of the rising star which was the beginning of a special, lifelong friendship. As Hepburn’s career flourished, Willoughby was there to capture every moment, every aspect of her beauty and of her personality. From the onset images of My Fair Lady to candid shots of Hepburn’s everyday existence, each frame records the extraordinary life of one of the most beautiful and iconic film stars of all time.
Bob Willoughby’s unique collection will be exhibited at Proud Chelsea to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. A passionate and unassuming collection, rivalled by none, this is a must see exhibition which includes estate and very rare original prints, printed and signed by Bob Willoughby himself.
Here are a couple of books, at two very different price levels, that have been produced showcasing some of these iconic Audrey images.