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gifts, Guides, shopping

10 Great Audrey Gifts For $20 (or less)

15 Comments 07 December 2009

It’s that time of year again . . . Everyone’s buying frantically, running around looking for the perfect gift, but times are especially tough right now, no matter who you are or where you live in this lovely world of ours. And whatever you celebrate during December — shoot, even if you don’t celebrate anything at all, toast yourself for living through 2009! — finding an amazing gift at a great price makes you feel extra good, doesn’t it? Everyone loves Audrey Hepburn, and if they don’t, it’s only because they haven’t met her yet.

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behind the scenes, book signing, Books, Events, exhibit, picture book

Something for the L.A. fans

Comments Off on Something for the L.A. fans 10 April 2009

Whew, it’s been hectic around here lately! I think things may settle down around September or October, but until then, be prepared for more sporadic — yet cool — updates. 🙂 Just a short while ago I received a letter about a new gallery exhibit opening at the end of the month in Los Angeles, and it coincides with a new book on Audrey. Double the goodies!

The book is called Charmed By Audrey: Life on the Set of Sabrina, and from what I can tell it’s mainly a picture book featuring loads of snaps from photographer Mark Shaw. Have a gander at the cover of the book (left), I know you know his work.

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book signing, Books, picture book

Ralph Lauren and Audrey Hepburn

Comments Off on Ralph Lauren and Audrey Hepburn 20 October 2007

During her later years in life, Audrey Hepburn gave Givenchy a break and started to dress more casually. For her Gardens of the World series, and for her numerous UNICEF trips, she favoured Ralph Lauren’s stylish yet casual Polo shirts and khaki pants with Keds flats to get her through the day. She became quite chummy with Ralph as well, and even presented him with a Lifetime Achievement Award (through the Council for American Fashion Designers, left) in 1992.

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Books, picture book

Audrey Hepburn: A Life In Pictures review

Comments Off on Audrey Hepburn: A Life In Pictures review 16 August 2007

Anova Books, the publishing house that is releasing the new picture book Audrey Hepburn: A Life In Pictures this November, was kind enough to send me an advance copy of the book to review for this site. I found it waiting on my doorstep for me after a hard day at work, so I took the cat (and the book) outside and gave it a good going-over. It’s a beautifully bound hardcover book, and after a short and very sweet introduction by Hubert de Givenchy and a biography on Audrey, the rest is beautiful pictures! Most are full-page photos, and lots of the photos featured in the book are either completely new or else larger reproductions of great pictures I’ve only been able to find as a tiny, pixelated thumbnail somewhere online. It was so great to sit out in the sun and relax with some quality Audrey eye candy after a draining day, and this book will make a perfect coffee table book for anyone, new or old fan.

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auction, Books, Events, picture book

new Hepburn book delayed?

Comments Off on new Hepburn book delayed? 30 May 2007

The last time I mentioned Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, it was to note that the release date for the book was May 28th. That apparently hasn’t happened, though Amazon and Barnes and Noble still list the release date as May 2007. Well, they’ve only got two days left! Hopefully this book won’t be as delayed as late as the (lovely and cute) Taschen Icons book was last year.

Also, I apologize for the lack of regular updates recently. I’ve been overfull on work recently and just really needed some time to rest and catch up with myself. Hopefully, I’m all caught up now and can get back to some exciting Audrey news. Remember that her pink Breakfast at Tiffany’s cocktail dress goes up for auction on Wednesday! It’s bound to exceed the estimated sale price.

behind the scenes, Books, picture book

Audrey Hepburn: A Life In Pictures

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There seems to be yet another new Audrey Hepburn picture book coming out! This one is published by Anova Books, and is called Audrey Hepburn: A Life in Pictures. This is not to be confused with an earlier picture book called Audrey: A Life in Pictures by Carol Krenz — at least I’m pretty sure it’s not a reprint. There’s a different cover and publishing company involved, though judging by the Amazon preview available to us, there are a lot of more well-known pictures of Audrey featured in this new book. Well, perhaps more information will come out about this book between now and its release date of November first and we’ll know for sure if it’s a reprint or not.

And just a reminder: Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the new picture book by photographer Howell Conant, will be released on May 28! This book is supposed to be chock-full of all sorts of Breakfast at Tiffany’s goodies, including many never before seen or very rare photos taken from production and publicity shoots for the film.

Books, picture book

an interview with the author of Audrey Hepburn: The Paramount Years

Comments Off on an interview with the author of Audrey Hepburn: The Paramount Years 04 May 2007

Tony Nourmand is not just an author; he’s also an avid cinephile and co-owns The Reel Poster Gallery, which has a fantastic collection of vintage Audrey Hepburn cinema posters. There’s an interview with him today at Payvand.com in which he talks about his previous books and how Audrey is very different from other cinema stars and his previous book subjects. You can read the whole interview here, and look through Audrey Hepburn: The Paramount Years here.

Books, picture book

book review of Audrey Hepburn: The Paramount Years

Comments Off on book review of Audrey Hepburn: The Paramount Years 08 March 2007

Thanks to chipmunkalvyne from The Audrey Hepburn Circle for pointing out that there’s a videotaped review of Audrey Hepburn: The Paramount Years up on You Tube. The book won’t be out in the US until the end of this month (March 29, to be exact), so it’s exciting to get an Audrey fan’s perspective on the book while also getting a sneak peek at all the pictures. Don’t worry, there’s enough of the book left unseen to make your first go-round with your own copy as exciting as ever.

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Books, Films, remakes

War and Peace, rewritten

Comments Off on War and Peace, rewritten 19 February 2007

It seems that War and Peace has been making some new waves recently. The classic, notoriously long book, which averages about 1500 pages, has recently been cut down and will be re-released as “half as long and twice as interesting.” Before Tolstoy fans start screaming “Blasphemy!” though, it’s worth pointing out that this “new” take on War and Peace comes from an earlier manuscript Tolstoy himself wrote. Worth noting is the fact that two main characters, who originally die in the finished book, live in this earlier draft. The new book shaves off nearly 500 pages, leaving you only 1000 pages to read. (That’s roughly the length of Gone With the Wind, which I’ve read 4 times.) If you’d like to learn a little more information on the new book, go here.

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Books, fashion, picture book

"Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s" — a new book!

Comments Off on "Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s" — a new book! 18 January 2007

There’s yet another new picture book coming out on Audrey! This one, called Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Photographs by Howell Conant, features pictures of Audrey onset for publicity photos and candid pictures during filming of her most iconic film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The description on GermanArtBooks.com, which has the most information I can find yet, says that there are also fashion shoots, but it’s unclear if they are Tiffany’s related or not. All photos in the book were taken by Conant, who was also a good friend of Grace Kelly’s, and there is some text written by actress Leslie Caron (who was often referred to as “The Other Audrey Hepburn”). And here is the release information for various countries — at least as much as I could find at this time:

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