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Peggy Moffitt models a 1971 Rudi Gernreich swimsuit. Photo: William Claxton.

Steve McQueen wearing Persol 714. Photograph by William Claxton

Ray Charles / Lee Friedlander (American, born 1934) / 1959 / Inkjet print, printed 1998 by David Adamson

Starf*cking: I sat next to Peggy Moffitt and William Claxton at a dinner once. Schulman was across from us. As with many such occasions, I later regretted being a bit shy. I have almost no recollection of what was discussed.

sweetjanespopboutique: Peggy Moffitt wearing a green and black chiffon “Ophelia” shift by Rudi Gernreich-1967. Photograph by William Claxton. Image scanned by Sweet Jane.


I recently listened to a piece about Rudi Gernreich on KCRW's Design & Architecture. It got me interested and I am fascinated by all of the designs here. WOW! The Rudi Gernreich Book, by Peggy Moffitt and William Claxton at American Buddha Online Library

Steve McQueen photographed by William Claxton

John Coltrane at the Guggenheim, by William Claxton

The Rudi Gernreich Book, by Peggy Moffitt and William Claxton

love this one of peggy moffat au'naturel. photo'd by her husband William Claxton

Natalie Wood and Steve McQueen photographed by William Claxton, 1963.

The Lighthouse jazz club, Hermosa Beach. Photo: William Claxton. This was before my time, but it looked like this through the 80's. The seats at this time were church benches. Etta :)

Jazzlife by William Claxton - WNYC

Tuesday Weld and Steve McQueen by William Claxton

Ray Charles and Marty Paich, Hollywood, 1956 by William Claxton. Marty was David's dad, and he did orchestral arrangements for several TOTO albums.

William Claxton, Peggy Moffitt in “Kite Dress” by Rudi Gernreich. 1967. S)

Steve McQueen and Peggy Moffitt photographed by William Claxton, 1965

Peggy Moffitt in Rudi Gernreich, 1964 - photographed by husband William Claxton


By William Claxton

eating hot dogs in black tie — the cultural dichotomy of los angeles, 1961 photo by william claxton

John Cassavetes photographed by William Claxton

..Peggy Moffitt in Rudi Gernreich, nude chiffon jumpsuit paved in mirrors with mirrored skullcap, 1969 – Photo © William Claxton