|The Rat Pack Gathered at the Sands for Bob Willoughby|
|Sinatra and Martin at a recording session in 1958, photo b Allan Grant|
|Sinatra takes a steam and a shave for John Dominis|
Question: Which current celebrity would you like to see photographed the "old-fashioned" way?
By the way, Dominis also shot a big story on Sinatra on the occasion of the star's 50th birthday. He initially shot Sinatra performing in Florida, but ended up spending three months with him...the results were, as it says in The Great Life Photographers (Bulfinch), "unrivaled." Dominis later published a book titled Sinatra: An Intimate Portrait of a Very Good Year.
Bob Willoughby, who died late last year, was one of the finest entertainment photographers of his time. Go here to see more of his work. His favorite subject, it says here, was Audrey Hepburn.
Allan Grant, who died in 2008, was one of those quintessential Life photographers who could do about everything: He got the last studio photo session of Marilyn Monroe before her death in 1962; he photographed A-bomb tests in Nevada; and he was there to record Howard Hughes's memorable but short flight aboard the "Spruce Goose."