celebrate spring with the Audrey Hepburn rose!

Spring officially starts on March 21, and what better way to celebrate it than by growing some Audrey Hepburn tea roses? I stumbled across an online nursery that actually carries the roses, and at a very reasonable price. If I had any more room for a rose bush, I would be ordering these right this second! The photos of the roses are beautiful as well, so even if you’re without a garden right now or just can’t manage the roses at this time, you can at least sigh over the lovely pictures.

As a bonus, here’s a fun little piece of Audrey trivia that the San Mateo Daily Journal ran today: Audrey Hepburn always ate a sour apple after dinner as her dessert. Doesn’t that sound good? Apples are plentiful right now, and I highly recommend a Pink Lady as a dessert apple.

Audrey Hepurn en fran├žais

A new video clip on You Tube has an interview of Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer arriving in France (possibly at Orly?) and having a short interview with a woman. It’s a bit noisy and distracting in here right now so I can’t concentrate with my limited French, but I did hear that they flew in from Amsterdam, that Audrey had a new contract with Paramount studios, and that the interviewer comments on Mr. Famous’s hair, since Mel was playing with it throughout. If anyone has better French (and a quieter domain) than me, please feel free to post a better translation in the comments section!

Oh, and your speakers aren’t broken. The sound only comes in at the beginning of the interview, after the fellow with the Hasselblad camera snaps a picture, and the sound is very soft.

Edit: The user who originally posted this video has had their account suspended, so I am now hosting the video myself.

The New Pictures

News is still at a halt here, but I’ve found a neat little article about Sabrina from Time, September 13, 1954. The Audrey relevant part, along with a quick-talking review of Sabrina itself, are on page two of the article, so feel free to skip ahead if you’d like. I guess at the time Humphrey Bogart didn’t seem so wooden and bitter as Linus Larabee in the film, since he got a glowing review from the author (who coincidentally isn’t terribly hot on Audrey). You can read more here.

"Bloodline" author dies, Audrey Hepburn inspired Edie Sedgwick

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? Continue reading “"Bloodline" author dies, Audrey Hepburn inspired Edie Sedgwick”

figure skating with Sabrina

Once again, my apologies for not posting this weekend, but there really is no news! The one thing to come in this weekend was about figure skating competitions. Apparently skater Kimmie Meissner skated to music from Sabrina for the 2007 Nationals and ended up taking first place. It’s hard to figure out which performance was the one the papers are talking about, since different sources post different pictures (either a blue or a red dress, depending on who you read), but I’ve watched both clips on You Tube and didn’t hear Sabrina soundtrack music to either — at least not the original 1954 Sabrina. Does anyone have any further information? You can read more about the Nationals and Kimmie’s performance here.

Hear Barbara Walters interview Audrey Hepburn

Sirius satellite radio will launch a new weekly radio show titled “Barbara Walters’ Best of the Very Best,” and for the first installment, an interview with Audrey Hepburn will be featured! The first week’s episode is about leading ladies, and besides Audrey, actress Diane Keaton and Sophia Loren (a real-life friend of Audrey’s) will also be featured. In Audrey’s interview, she confesses to falling a little in love with all of her leading men, and hopes that out of all her film roles, she would be remembered for Roman Holiday. The first episode will air Monday, January 22 from 6-7 pm EST on channel 102. For more information, go here. Continue reading “Hear Barbara Walters interview Audrey Hepburn”

Katie Couric has an Audrey Hepburn birthday; Audrey teaches a lesson

You might have heard about this already, but for news anchor Katie Couric’s 50th birthday, she decided to have a Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed party. Katie wore an Audrey-inspired little black dress and joined her 200 guests at Tiffany’s, a rare occurence for the jewelry store. I haven’t found any pictures of the event yet, but you can read more here. Continue reading “Katie Couric has an Audrey Hepburn birthday; Audrey teaches a lesson”