Frank Worth was a friend and confidant to many of Hollywood’s elite. His personal relationship and loyalty to the stars he candidly shot kept him from publishing his images.
Consequently, only a few of his extraordinary photographs were seen during his lifetime.
Worth made a modest living as a freelance photographer in Hollywood during the 1940’s and 50’s, when most photographers were constrained by the powerful studio system. However, Worth used his personal relationships to sidestep these restrictions, permitting him to capture the greatest collection of intimate images and the glamour of the icons and the era.
Following his death in Los Angeles in 2000, relatives of the “reluctant” Frank Worth found a treasure trove of incredible photographs capturing screen legends such as Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Jayne Mansfield and Elizabeth Taylor. Worth had recorded a private and vivid history of the last years of Hollywood’s ‘Golden Age.’
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