The “How to be Audrey Hepburn/Holly Golightly for Hallween” article has been doing so well, but I thought of something that could be added to it. What if, instead of carrying a chic black purse with your smashing costume, you carried a little orange box instead? It might not look as pretty, but by trick-or-treating for UNICEF you would not only be looking like Audrey, but acting like her as well. You wouldn’t have to collect a lot, because every little bit helps, and you can also get your friends in on it with you by going to UNICEF’s site and ordering boxes for the whole group. You create your own fundraiser, be it by trick-or-treating, a bake sale, a car wash, a haunted house, whatever you can think of! Then UNICEF will send you your little boxes. You collect change for them and mail the money back, and you’ve just made a child’s life better. It really doesn’t get any easier than that, especially if you would like to be more involved in charitable acts but don’t have a lot of time or money (or both). Continue reading “Trick-or-treat for UNICEF”
From now until October 28th, The Women’s Museum in Dallas, Texas will have an Audrey Hepburn dress on display, along with other celebrity gowns, in an exhibit called Star-Struck: Hollwood Costumes & Designers, 1932-2006. Sadly, I couldn’t find out which dress is going to be on display, but if any of you will be in the Dallas area within the next month, you could stop by the exhibit at the State Fair and take some pictures for the rest of us. The museum will be showing a large collection of dresses along with about 50 costume sketches, many of them nominated for (if not winning) awards. You can find out a little more about the exhibit, including times and admission prices, here.
There’s a new Audrey Hepburn clip on You Tube, and in it Audrey tells the fantastic story of how she was made to cry at the end of Roman Holiday. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this story, I won’t ruin it for you, instead letting Audrey herself tell it to you:
This is part of a “best of” montage episode from Terry Wogan’s talk show, and Audrey is only featured for the first three minutes. But what a great three minutes!
It’s that time of year again … Halloween! And I’ve noticed that a lot of people have been searching for an Audrey Hepburn costume, so here’s everything you need all in one convenient post. Since most women tend to do Holly Golightly as an easily recognizable Audrey costume, most of these tips are Breakfast at Tiffany’s oriented. The film was recently voted the most stylish film of all time, so it’s hard to go wrong as Holly Golightly! Continue reading “How to be Audrey Hepburn/Holly Golightly for Halloween”
I was making huckleberry jam last night — yes, huckleberries really do exist — and needed to look them up on Wikipedia since I didn’t have a recipe on hand and wanted to make sure it came out alright. While I was reading up on this strange fruit, something caught my eye. Apparently, the huckleberry came to be known as something tiny and insignificant culturally, and from there on to something reliable. The slang evolved from “a huckleberry to a persimmon,” meaning the tiniest bit beyond what you could do or achieve, to “I’ll be your huckleberry,” which meant “I’m your man,” or “I’m the one for the job.” So, long story short, is this the true meaning behind the mysterious “my huckleberry friend” line in “Moon River”? I’m convinced! What do you think? You can read more about the evolution of the huckleberry as a cultural reference here, if you need more information.
I’ve been working hard all morning updating the site, and there is now a full review of Anova Books’ upcoming Audrey Hepburn: A Life in Pictures. It’s a bit more fleshed out than the original blog-only review I did last month, and will be on the website permanently here. As with any Audrey product that’s listed on the site, if you own it or have seen it/read it and would like to leave your own review, please do so! Fellow fans would love to hear your point of view. Continue reading “A Life in Pictures review; plus, a fan needs your help”
In celebration of London’s Fashion Week, Lovefilm.com commissioned a survey asking film fans what they thought was the most fashionable film in movie history. A 46 year-old film by the name of Breakfast at Tiffany’s came in at number one, and Holly Golightly was thought of as the most elegant and iconic character ever portrayed. Not a bad way to go down in history, is it? You can read more about the survey and Breakfast‘s runners-up here if you’d like.
As you may know by now, I’m a pretty big fan of Audrey Hepburn paper dolls — the virtual kind, since I haven’t yet found any real paper ones. (Previous dolls are here and here.) Well today I received an email from Elizabeth of Cartoon Emporium, and they’ve just put up a new Audrey Hepburn doll! I love this doll because they did a really great job on Audrey’s face, and unlike some other dolls, this actually features clothes from Audrey’s movies. You can play with Audrey here, if you’d like. And thank you to Elizabeth for sharing this and indulging my weaknesses. 🙂
Audrey Hepburn may have worn many little black dresses in her life, but that’s sort of what she’s known for, isn’t it? Her little black dress with the sequined fringe that she wore in Charade (which was recently auctioned off, coincidentally) is now on display in Harrod’s department store as part of their Harrod’s Timeless Luxury promotion. It will be on the fourth floor at the Georgian Restaurant in the Little Black Dress Exhibition, along with other famous LBDs. You should hurry, since it looks like the display will only be up through mid-October. You can read more about it here.
Like other Audrey movies uploaded in the past, I don’t know how long this will last, but for the time being you can go to You Tube and watch Sabrina in its entirety for free! Part one is below, and the other 10 segments are linked below:
Hurry! Send your friends to watch it too, Audrey fans or not. And while you’re there, please drop a line to the uploader, thanking them for putting this film up along with so many other fantastic classics. S/he also has Arsenic and Old Lace, Casablanca, A Day at the Races, Double Indemnity, Citizen Kane, and so many other fabulous films up right now, so enjoy them while you can.