Bob Willoughby (1927-2009) changed the way movie stars are photographed. He documented the film-making process and captured famous faces in unguarded moments. His photos form a visual who's who of cinema and music in the 1950s and 1960s.

Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman, 1967
Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman, 1967(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)

He got his big break in 1954 after a photo of Judy Garland during the filming of A Star Is Born made the cover of Life magazine. He subsequently became one of the most sought after photographers of the time.

He was the first 'outside' photographer employed by studios to document the making of films, including Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and They Shoot Horses, Don't They?. His sitters included Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Dustin Hoffman, Elvis Presley and James Dean.

An exhibition opening in London includes Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft on the set of The Graduate, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra playing blackjack in Vegas, Audrey Hepburn between takes on the set of My Fair Lady and the great saxophonist Big Jay McNeely in concert.

Bob Willoughby: 16 September to 4 October 2014, Beetles + Huxley, 3-5 Swallow Street, London, W1B 4DE.

Big Jay McNeely, 1951
Big Jay McNeely, 1951(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)
Richard Burton, 1953
Richard Burton, 1953(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)
Natalie Wood, 1964
Natalie Wood, 1964(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)
Blake Edwards, 1964
Blake Edwards hurling a custard pie at Natalie Wood's face on the set of The Great Race, 1964(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)
Tony Curtis, 1964
Tony Curtis, 1964(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)
Rat Pack, 1960
Rat Pack, 1960(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)
Audrey Hepburn, 1963
Audrey Hepburn on the set of My Fair Lady, 1963(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)
Rock Hudson, 1957
Rock Hudson, 1957(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)
James Dean, 1955
James Dean, 1955(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)
Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, 1960
Dean Martin playing blackjack with Frank Sinatra, Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, 1960(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)
Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, 1962
Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin on set of the Judy Garland show, 1962(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)
Frank Sinatra, 1965
Frank Sinatra, 1965(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)
Dustin Hoffman and Katharine Ross, 1967
Dustin Hoffman and Katharine Ross, 1967(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)
Dustin Hoffman, 1967
Dustin Hoffman, 1967(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)
Audrey Hepburn, 1958
Audrey Hepburn, 1958(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)
Billie Holiday, 1952
Billie Holiday, 1952(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)
Miles Davis, 1950
Miles Davis, 1950(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)
Elvis Presley and Sophia Loren, 1958
Elvis Presley and Sophia Loren, 1958(© Bob Willoughby/Beetles Huxley)