[T]he 1968 cult classic Rosemary’s Baby has been enshrouded in a certain mystery since it hit cinemas 50 years ago: a landmark picture, from director and casting choices to its critical appraisal, the legacy is as potent now as ever. Exploring what went on behind the scenes, movie still pioneer Bill Willoughby’s work on set exemplifies just how the captivating film was created. James Munn and Willoughby collaborated to celebrate the making of Polanski’s masterpiece, amalgamating in THIS IS NO DREAM: Making of Rosemary’s Baby.
Featuring some of the photographer’s never seen before images, the book encapsulates the enigma of movie sets and the intricate work that goes on. Candidly capturing the actors when natural and presenting them in character, Willoughby’s work is a cinematic rarity: showing us what goes on behind that silver screen.