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Breakfast at Tiffany’s broke another record!

1 Comment 28 September 2017

Breakfast at Tiffany's script in LAWhile Christie’s has provided a sales number for the live auction held at their London flagship location, the online auction is ongoing, with the last items ending October 9. News is still scarce, but what I can say for certain is that Breakfast at Tiffany’s now holds the records for most expensive costume from a film, and most expensive film script ever sold at auction!

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The hammer strikes tomorrow

No Comments 28 September 2017

Timeless Audrey in BerlinIn case you’re an Audrey Hepburn fan without internet access, who doesn’t watch the news or read the papers, or have just woken up after an extremely long – and hopefully fulfilling – nap, you might not be aware of a large collection of Audrey’s personal items finishing going to auction at Christie’s London tomorrow. A lot of the items being sold live at auction, or at the ongoing internet auction that started September 19th and will continue until tomorrow, were once used in the traveling Timeless Audrey exhibit. After receiving Christie’s catalog for the auction today, it hit harder than ever that the era of Timeless Audrey is done.

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Who really made the black and white Sabrina gown?

4 Comments 20 September 2017

Sabrina gown at Profiles in HistoryAs I’d said before, I’m really, incredibly happy to see the iconic Sabrina dress in the public eye. It hasn’t been getting quite as much attention as the Christie’s auction happening at the end of the month, but I’m sure the excitement will just build – besides, we still have about three weeks until the Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher auctions begin!

While we’re all thrilled that the Sabrina gown has been found and shown to us again, what’s even more exciting is that the auction house, Profiles in History, appear to have also settled a 60 year old debate: who really made the couture frocks Audrey Hepburn wore in Sabrina?

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The Personal Collection of Audrey Hepburn at Christie’s Los Angeles

1 Comment 15 September 2017

Academy Award and Burberry trench coatAs you should all know by now, Audrey’s two sons are auctioning off a large portion of their mother’s items that they had been fighting over for years. From what I’d heard, the contested belongings were sitting in a storage space here in L.A., and thanks to the courts intervening, they have agreed to sell a lot of things. (If you need more detail, there’s always this post.) Christie’s Los Angeles location had a small assortment of items soon going on the block available for the public to view for three days, so off I went yesterday to look. Here’s some photos for you.

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The iconic black and white ballgown from Sabrina is going to auction

1 Comment 14 September 2017

I had completely forgotten that Debbie Reynolds, whom we recently lost, had the divine Givenchy-designed organza dress with detachable train from Sabrina in her collection. But now that she and her daughter Carrie Fisher are gone – something that’s still hard to grasp – some of their items are going to auction next month.

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Another huge Audrey Hepburn auction

1 Comment 22 June 2017

What’s this? Fab Audrey is back, and there’s a huge auction of Audrey’s personal belongings? Wonders never cease!

Hello, friends, it’s good to be back. I’ve missed you all. And what better reason to come back than to share a ton of information on an upcoming auction of Audrey Hepburn’s belongings, coming our way at the end of September.

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Audrey Hepburn’s My Fair Lady Ascot dress sold – again

No Comments 22 June 2011

It was nearly 10 years ago that I went to a nondescript building in Beverly Hills and got to see Audrey Hepburn’s iconic black and white Ascot races dress from My Fair Lady before it was sold at auction for $100,000. (The hat was included as well.) I even got to take a picture with it! Back then, it was sold to a man who had grand ideas to open up his own memorabilia museum.

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Funny Face hat up for auction

1 Comment 05 May 2011

Another big Hollywood memorabilia auction is coming up, and this time the bright yellow/orange/green hat Audrey wore while singing “How Long Has This Been Going On?” in Funny Face is going up on the block.

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a missed exhibit

No Comments 13 July 2010

I’m busy working on improving the website for you, but while searching for a lost picture, I stumbled across this sweet blog. It’s very nice overall, but here’s one thing I missed completely: an Audrey exhibit in Paris last year! To coincide with the auction of still more costumes and personal wardrobe, an exhibit was set up at the end of last year in Paris, and the author of Parisian Party of course went. And took very gorgeous pictures, and knows her stuff. I don’t want to swipe any of her pictures, so you’ll just have to visit her site for yourself. Link directly to the Audrey exhibit here.

Speaking of things I’ve missed, when the most famous dress in the world, the long black Breakfast at Tiffany’s dress, was auctioned in 2006 it was widely publicised when someone wore it.

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some quick tidbits

No Comments 10 July 2010

There’s a lot of nice little stories floating about, so I’m going to gather them all together for you:

– Our Dutch friend Joop says that dear Audrey was recently voted the most beautiful woman ever, which is quite an achievement! Lovely picture and short story (in Dutch) here.

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