The Notorious Landlady

Robert [Bob] Willoughby (photographer)
Richard Quine (director)
Larry Gelbart, Blake Edwards (screenwriters), Margery Sharp (short story)
Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Fred Astaire (starring)

Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1962. Vintage oversize, double weight, borderless still photograph from the 1962 film, showing directed Quine scrutinizing the setup of a dinner scene with Jack Lemmon and Kim Novak. Based on the short story "The Notorious Tenant" by Margery Sharp, first published by "Colliers" in 1956. Shot, struck, and mounted by the film's still photographer, Bob Willoughby, with a manuscript notation in his hand on the verso. 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.

13.5 x 9.75 inches. Near Fine.

[Book #139514]