FranK Worth was born in New York City in 1923. During his senior year he approached the New York offices of the International News Service (INS) with some of his photos and was offered a trial position. His first assignment was to photograph actors and actresses as they arrived at Grand Central Station getting off the California Express train. This was his introduction to Hollywood.


Frank was charming, witty and immediately struck up a rapport with those he was photographing. He quickly met and became close friends with many top stars, including James Dean, with whom he shared a fascination for sports cars.


Worth never released his best photos. Some of his shots were to him as private as his personal life. captured and retained extensive collections of Marilyn Monroe and James Dean photographs, most of which were never seen.