Books, fashion, Givenchy, inspiration

Audrey is not Posh; an Audrey group worth visiting

Comments Off on Audrey is not Posh; an Audrey group worth visiting 24 October 2006

I found a hilarious article about Victoria Beckham (formerly Posh Spice) today. She apparently has a new book out on style, and she keeps insisting that Audrey Hepburn is her biggest fashion inspiration. I must admit that I don’t know a lot about Victoria, since I don’t read tabloids (UK or otherwise) and I’ve always made it a point to ignore prefab bands, even when my sister and ex-boyfriend were so into the Spice Girls. The only things I do know about her is: she was the worst singer of the Spice Girls, to me; she’s had her breasts done and they look like halved grapefruits; and she should be a fashion idol to no one. But back on topic, the reviewer in this article is a UKer and no fan of Victoria, as evinced by this excerpt:

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Books, picture book

When all is said and done, Audrey came out on top

Comments Off on When all is said and done, Audrey came out on top 21 October 2006

I found a really nice review of The Audrey Hepburn Treasures (though it’s mislabeled as The Audrey Hepburn Treasury — is it a bank?) which talks about Audrey’s life compared to her peers’ lives. She has by far had the closest to normal life and the less sensationalistic, and really, that’s a better role model than you can find most other places. The full article can be found here, and inside the article is a link to a long excerpt from the book, both courtesy of Australia’s Courier Mail News. If you don’t want to read the review and just want to see the excerpt, click here.

auction, Books, Events, picture book

Sean speaks about "Enchantment" and "Treasures"

Comments Off on Sean speaks about "Enchantment" and "Treasures" 17 October 2006

I think this is the first time I’ve heard Sean Ferrer talking about Donald Spoto’s biography Enchanted, and why he chose not to be involved in The Audrey Hepburn Treasures. The article talks briefly about why Spoto decided to toss his hat into the ring, since so many biographies on Audrey already exist, and turns from there to a phone interview with Sean from his Children’s Fund office in Santa Monica. I think this quote is the most telling:

Sean said he had been aware of his mother’s extramarital affairs, so Spoto’s book would be no surprise for him.

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behind the scenes, Books

Find out exactly where Breakfast at Tiffany’s was filmed!

Comments Off on Find out exactly where Breakfast at Tiffany’s was filmed! 11 October 2006

I know, after just saying that everyone thinks Audrey only did one worthwhile film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, I go and talk about it some more. But this is really cool and worth it, I promise. To celebrate 40 years of filming in New York, the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting is releasing a book called Scenes from the City: Filmmaking in New York 1966-2006. In it are pictures from a lot of the great films made on location in New York, with over 250 pictures, many rare and never before seen. Breakfast at Tiffany’s will be featured in the book itself, and Google Map on the special page dedicated to the book shows you three filming locations for B@T. I tried looking up Wait Until Dark to see if their few exterior scenes would show up, but no such luck. They’re mainly trying to stick to the iconic New York films, which is why so many Woody Allen films show up (I personally love Annie Hall and Hannah and Her Sisters), but it’s still very exciting to see exactly where in Central Park they filmed, the exact location of Tiffany & Co., and the exact location of her apartment (exterior only, of course). To have some fun with the map and learn a little more about the book, click here, and the book comes out October 17th, if you’re interested.

Books

The Nun’s Story

Comments Off on The Nun’s Story 05 October 2006

Last week I bought a copy of The Nun’s Story (the book) off of Amazon. I lucked out because as I did a search for the book, there happened to be a copy of it with Audrey on the cover, released in an edition that came out right when the movie was coming out. The book isn’t being printed anymore, so if you want a copy for yourself, it’s going to have to be an old one. If you’re all nice, I might end up buying more copies like mine and giving them away. 🙂

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