William Read Woodfield

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San Francisco, California, USA
While Mr. Woodfield made a lucrative but relatively unknown career in screenwriting, he became most famous as a photographer. He took many portraits of film stars, such as Elizabeth Taylor and Jayne Mansfield, for such magazines as "Life", "Esquire" and "Playboy". His most noted work was a series of nude photos of Marilyn Monroe, taken on the set of her umcompleted film, Something's Got to Give (1962). In addition to writing and photography, Mr. Woodfield was an ardent magician. He acted as magic coordinator on the TV show, Mission: Impossible (1966), and founded the magic magazine, "Magicana". Read more...