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"Bloodline" author dies, Audrey Hepburn inspired Edie Sedgwick

0 Comments 02 February 2007

Author Sidney Sheldon, who wrote many pulp-style novels and has the dubious distinction of penning the worst Audrey Hepburn film ever, died Tuesday at the age of 89 from pneumonia complications. Sheldon had been active writing screenplays for over 30 years, and Bloodline was his fourth novel out of his final 22 published books. Thankfully, it’s a lesser-known and harder to access film, and the cover art of the video tape alone should put you off of it. Is Ben Gazzara made of wax?
Making big news lately is the fictionalized biopic on Warhol muse Edie Sedgwick, Factory Girl. Reviews of the film often call Edie a “real-life Holly Golightly,” and according to Ign.com, it’s because Edie herself confesses to seeing a movie poster for Breakfast at Tiffany’s and desperately wanting to be as glamorous as Audrey Hepburn looked as Holly Golightly. Edie never got around to reading Truman Capote’s novella or watching the movie, but she nonetheless knew she wanted to be a real life Holly. An icon influencing an icon.

And to make up for news being so slow, here’s Audrey singing “Moon River.” She was the first one to sing it, she saved it from being scrapped in the movie, and it was always Henry Mancini’s favourite version of the song — he should know, he wrote the song!

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