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Jay Leno, the Festa Internazionale di Roma

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If you’ve searched through You Tube lately for Audrey clips, then you know how many parodies are popping up of the Gap commercial. I’ve only posted one so far, with misgivings, and I feel the need to post another (with misgivings). Apparently Jay Leno got on the bandwagon (a bit late) and made his own parody of the commercial, and it’s pretty . . . well, disturbing. See for yourself:

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

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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.

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"Do a dance on Audrey Hepburn’s grave," Audrey unleashes the altruistic side of Gap

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This first article is yet another diatribe against the Gap ads, but I couldn’t help but laugh at the first line: “Well, do a dance on Audrey Hepburn’s grave.” It’s a good article, though, and worth the read. I somewhat agree with fans who say, “Well, at least it’s introducing Audrey to a new generation of people,” but when you read a couple of the stories in the article, you just have to wonder why exactly some people are interested in Audrey anyway. It also furthers the belief that she was only good for modeling clothes and encouraging girls to be thin (see rant below), and that the only movie of hers worth seeing (or even talking about) is Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The whole article can be found here.

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Winona Ryder is Audrey "with a crack," women blindly hate the word skinny and Audrey for selling it

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I thought this little gossip excerpt was funny, so I’ll share it. Apparently Winona Ryder has a new film coming out called Sex and Death 101, and the director was asked why he chose Winona to play a psychopath. Below is the whole blurb, since it’s short and funny:

Director Daniel Waters explained why he cast Winona Ryder in his forthcoming flick “Sex and Death 101.” “I needed a psychopath who was sweet, warm, and funny — and that’s basically Winona,” Waters told the new issue of Elle. “She’s like an Audrey Hepburn that’s been dropped off the table and has a crack in it.”

And if you really must see the source, it was taken from the very bottom of this page.

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auction, Events, exhibit, Films

Clips from "Secret People," even more about Natalie and the B@T dress

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Someone uploaded two quick clips of Audrey dancing from one of her early films, The Secret People. It’s a very hard movie to find, but I was lucky to know someone with a copy who lent it to me to watch. It’s a little strange to see Audrey so young and vivacious, but it gives you an idea of her “coltish” behaviour that’s described in Gigi and how she must have bounded onstage “like a gazelle.” Anyway, it’s also really nice to see her ballet dancing captured on film, since she so wanted to be a ballerina. The first clip is of her auditioning for a solo piece at a party, and the second is her dancing later on in the film while her sister secretly watches.

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beauty, fashion, inner beauty, inspiration, tributes

Natalie Portman is Audrey’s "clone," but Audrey was a Martian anyway

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I’ve seen these articles come into my inbox quite a few times now, so I thought I’d share. Apparently Natalie Portman wearing Audrey’s dress is a big deal, leading many to call her our generation’s Audrey Hepburn and Audrey’s clone. Unlike some starlets, Natalie has openly admitted that she could never fill Audrey’s shoes and doesn’t even want to try, which is nice and refreshing and really what people need to hear. She has also said she would never play Audrey in a biopic, so get that idea out of your head. Audrey clone or not though, we could do a lot worse on role models for young women. To view the article, click here.

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s pictures!

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I’ve been slaving away for the past two days to bring you the latest FabAudrey creation, the Breakfast at Tiffany’s screengrabs page! Yes, I screengrabbed the entire movie — and trailer — and then cleaned up each and every picture so that they looked their best before posting them for you. Please be patient if the page takes a little while to load, since there are over 900 pictures in that gallery. I hope you enjoy them! And please, if you ever come across any glitch in any part of the website, report it so it can be fixed ASAP. Thanks, and enjoy!

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Gap’s sales "still skinny," Nat Portman sports the auction dress

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After the media blitz last month with the commercial, Gap’s sales are still slumping over last year’s. I find this hard to believe with all the attention they’ve been getting (unless Audrey fans are staying away in droves), and the article did say that the poor Gap did make $1.46 billion, so I’ll keep the tiny violin in my pocket. Still, how do you feel, knowing that the Gap specifically used Audrey to sell a product and that it possibly didn’t work? For the Gap, I mean. Plenty of people have been intrigued by Audrey, but not so much about skinny pants. The whole article can be seen here, though there’s not much I haven’t already mentioned.

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Larceny at Tiffany’s

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I can’t believe I forgot to post the screengrabs from last week’s “CSI:New York”. It’s been a busy week, I guess. Well, now that everyone’s forgotten about it, here they are:

It looks like they went to the Jennifer Love Hewitt School of Dressing Like Audrey: short skirts, low necklines, and bad wigs [edit: don’t forget the square sunglasses!]. Still, please don’t be a jerk and steal these pictures to post elsewhere. If you want to share this post with someone, there’s a link directly below that will link directly to this entry. I don’t want to have to watermark all of my original pictures if I don’t have to. Thank you!

Edit: Sorry, I seem to have lost these. If you really want, I can screengrab the episode again. Otherwise, eh.

Books

The Nun’s Story

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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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