(1923 - 2000)

Frank Worth befriended and photographed many Hollywood actors and actresses between 1939 and 1964. His black and white candid pictures are unusual for the era, when most stars limited themselves to carefully posed glamour portraits. He kept many of his photographs private so that they were not seen until after his death. He was rumored to have been intimate with several of his subjects including Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield; he confirmed his affair with Monroe shortly before his death.

Born in New York City Worth became interested in photography in high school and then moved to Hollywood, where he was hired to photograph movie stars but quickly became a freelance photographer. He quickly made friends with numerous well-known actors and actresses including James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, James Cagney and Pat O’Brien. These friendships plus “a knack for being in the right place at the right time” allowed him to capture unique images of the stars. He was allowed onto the set of many classic films such as Rebel Without A Cause and The Seven Year Itch. He also was known for his sports photography and being the original photographer for the Los Angeles Dodgers.