Cape Fear

N.p. N.p., 1961. Vintage oversize double weight candid photograph of Gregory Peck and producer Sy Bartlett conferring on the set of "Cape Fear" in 1961, during the final scene in which Peck's character Sam Bowden fights in swamp water with Max Cady (Robert Mitchum). Shot, struck, and mounted by the film's still photographer, Bob Willoughby. The photographer has written at the top of the verso, in holograph ink: "Greg on set listens to producer Sy Bartlett." With Willoughby's ASMP rubber stamp with his Pacific Palisades address, and a separate stamp with the address of the Lee Gross Agency in New York. Full provenance available.

After studying with Saul Bass at the Kann Institute of Art in Los Angeles, photographer Robert Willoughby began working for magazines such as "Life," "Look," and "Harper's Bazaar" in the late 1940s. He spent the next 20-plus years as a set photographer for every major studio and magazine, with his images seen in print literally every week of his career. Willoughby's photographs are in the permanent collections of ten museums, including The National Portrait Galleries in Washington, DC and London, the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Tate Modern.

In a custom museum-quality frame, archivally mounted, with UV glass. 13.5 x 9 inches. Near Fine.

Silver Classic Noir. Selby US. Spicer US.

[Book #133200]

Price: $750.00