Saturday, February 16, 2013

Hollywood Candid Photographer Bud Graybill

Born Durward Burton Graybill on April 29, 1909 in Los Angeles, California.

Graybill often worked as an uncredited still photographer on some of the greatest films ever made, including: "Body and Soul," "Arch of Triumph," "Joan of Arc" (Ingrid Bergman version), and most notabley, Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train."

His photographs show stars not only on the sets of films but also at premieres and lunchens.  As a result he did many fine candid shots of the stars of the golden age.

Died on Halloween, October 31, 1978 at the age of 69.

Here are some examples of his varied work:

Ray Bolger
Rosalind Russell
James Stewart and Claudette Colbert in "It's a Wonderful World."
Eleanor Stewart
Joan Crawford when she made "The Shinning Hour."
Deanna Durbin
Clark Gable and Carole Lombard at a film premiere.
Notable Filmmaker Fritz Lang
Having lunch with stars Freddie Bartholomew, Peggy Ryan and Mickey Rooney.
Rosalind Russell

Tarzan actor Johnny Weissmuller.
Mickey Rooney with his dog.

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