AUDREY by Bob Willoughby
Why We Recommend it
90 photos by American photographer Bob Willoughby (1927 – 2009) will be on show to offer an intimate look into the life and career of Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn (1929 – 1993).
Held at F11 Foto Museum, the exhibition is organised to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the legendary actress’s birth and the 10th anniversary of the passing of renowned photographer Bob Willoughby. With the help of Willoughby’s son Christopher, F11 Founder and Director Douglas So has handpicked 90 photographs – one for each year since Audrey’s birth – to cover the 1950s and ’60s period, when she was at the peak of her fame. The photographs on show include stills from the sets of some of Audrey’s best known movies, such as Green Mansions (1959), My Fair Lady (1964) and Two For The Road (1967). Among these photos are rare candid shots captured behind the screen which highlight Audrey’s different roles as an actress, style icon and mother.
Bob Willoughby was the first photographer hired by a Hollywood studio to specifically take photographs on-set for sale to magazines. He first met Audrey when Paramount Studios signed her to a contract in 1953, following the acclaim generated by her first starring role in Roman Holiday. Over the next few years, the two became close family friends, giving Bob the chance to amass unique pictorial record of Audrey’s career.
Admission Fee: HK$100 for adults, HK$50 for students and seniors aged 65 or above and free
admission for disabled people and children aged 11 or below.