OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (September 14, 2023) –
The Inasmuch Foundation Gallery at the Oklahoma City Community College Visual and Performing Arts Center will display “Backstage Hollywood: The Photographs of Bob Willoughby” from Sept. 5-Oct. 20, 2023.
Venture backstage into the golden age of Hollywood in this exhibit that explores the photography of Bob Willoughby. Widely recognized as a pioneer of photography in the 20th century, Willoughby was the first outside photographer invited by studios to take photos on film sets. Responding to the many logistical challenges of working on film sets, he was a technological innovator, creating the silent blip for 35mm still cameras so that he could photograph silently on set, capturing intimate moments of the stars.
The exhibition features photographs from the sets of 17 iconic Hollywood films, including Audrey Hepburn in “My Fair Lady,” Alfred Hitchcock on the set of “Marnie,” Mia Farrow in “Rosemary’s Baby,” and Marilyn Monroe in “Let’s Make Love.”
Gallery admission is free and hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For outside-hour appointments, call 405.682.7576.
Please visit the gallery website for more information: https://www.occc.edu/cp/currentgallery/
Inasmuch Foundation Gallery
OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center
7777 South May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73159
A program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance with Oklahoma Arts Council and The National Endowment for the Arts.
About Oklahoma City Community College:
Since its inception in 1972, Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) has been the heartbeat of the Metro, dedicated to empowering learners and strengthening communities. Serving nearly 18,000 students, we are committed to producing leaders. “Student Success, Community Enrichment” is our mission as we offer more than 60 degree and certificate programs that provide a steppingstone to further education or immediate career readiness. We remain dedicated to providing accessible, affordable, high-quality education that equips students to achieve personal and professional goals. OCCC is more than an institution; we are a community catalyst, fostering growth and success in our city, our workforce, and the lives of our students. Discover your potential at OCCC, where your future is our purpose.
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