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Events, screening

Roman Holiday screening!

1 Comment 23 July 2010

Just a quick note to let those of you in Southern California, in or around Apple Valley in particular, know that there will be a special screening of Roman Holiday on Monday, August 16 at 7pm at the Cinemark Jess Ranch. You can find more information about tickets on the theatre’s website here, as well as the address, phone number, and all that good stuff.

If you are in the area and have the free time, please go! This was the film that introduced Audrey to the world and won her the Oscar, go see it as it was meant to be seen, on the big screen. You won’t regret it. And thank the darling Emily for sharing this information with all of us. Thank you!

Events, screening

L.A. Loves Audrey

4 Comments 23 October 2009

Got some cool news for my fellow Angelinos last night! Sorry I waited until today to post it, but my Internet’s been wonky and I don’t trust posting here via my phone. Anyway, beginning tonight LACMA is hosting an Audrey Hepburn marathon entitled “Audrey Hepburn: Then, Now and Forever.” It will run until November 13 and features some Hepburn films rarely shown on the big screen, along with special guest speakers.

Tonight, starting at 7:30 there will be a double feature of Roman Holiday and They All Laughed with an introduction by director Peter Bogdanovich (who directed Audrey in Laughed). Tomorrow, Saturday, is another double feature with Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Two For the Road, with an introduction by William Daniels, a co-star from Road.

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Books, DVD releases, fashion, Films, lookalikes, tributes

catching up

1 Comment 03 November 2008

Well, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? I apologize again and again, it’s all my fault and my lack of a good regular Internet connection. Did everyone have a fun Halloween? Did you flood the streets with Holly Golightlys? :) It seems the costume guide from last year held up pretty well, and while I didn’t receive any complaints, can you think of any way to expand or improve it? I’d love to eventually do a costume guide for a number of Audrey costumes, but since Holly Golightly is the most easily recognizable and easiest to shop for, I figured that was the safest bet.

Speaking of being easy to recognize in costume, I found myself without a costume the morning of Halloween, due to a fabric malfunction the night before. On short notice I ran out and got a black turtleneck and borrowed some loafers, and hit Hollywood as Jo Stockton (Funny Face). There were loads of people there, but through the whole night I only heard 10 people (not counting my two companions) realize it was an Audrey costume! I guess I should have tried that outfit the year that Gap commercial came out. Anyway, at a party later on in the night Holly Golightly, Eliza Doolittle and Jo met up:

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Events, Films, screening

What are you doing tonight?

Comments Off on What are you doing tonight? 25 July 2008

I know it’s short notice, but for all you Southern California Audrey fans, tonight in Pasadena there will be a free screening of Roman Holiday at 8:30 pm. It’s at One Colorado Courtyard, Hugus Alley as part of the Old Pasadena Film Festival. Sounds fun! I’m sorry for the late notice, but I couldn’t get on here any sooner to give you warning (stoopid Internet). And if you can make it, be sure to thank the lovely Libby for being thoughtful enough to share this with all of us. 😀 Parking is a flat rate of $6 in the nearby parking structure (more info here), and there are plenty of restaurants around you if you need a little nibble before or after the show. Oh, and you may want to get there early, because there are a lot more Audrey fans out here than you think! Enjoy if you can go, but if you live too far away or just can’t make it, don’t fret; just pop in the movie at home, make some popcorn, and curl up on your own comfy couch. Besides, you can pause if you need a bathroom break. 😉

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Deborah Kerr, 1921-2007

Comments Off on Deborah Kerr, 1921-2007 18 October 2007

Actress Deborah Kerr died Tuesday at the age of 86, according to her agent. I know she never directly worked with Audrey Hepburn, but I feel that she is definitely worth remembering because she was in the same class of actors as Audrey and they did end up having quite a lot in common, actually. Deborah was a refined European woman known for her poise and modesty, like Audrey. They were both dubbed by Marni Nixon, Deborah in The King and I, and Audrey in My Fair Lady. Both women dreamed of being ballerinas and looked up to dancer Margot Fonteyn as their idol as children, and both grew too tall to ever become prima ballerinas. The two were even pitted against each other at the Oscars in 1954, Deborah being nominated for her career-altering performance in From Here to Eternity, and Audrey for her breakthrough performance in Roman Holiday. Audrey won, as we all know, but there were obviously no hard feelings when Deborah went to meet Audrey backstage during the run of Ondine (above left). If you would like to learn more about Deborah Kerr, the L.A. Times wrote a beautiful three-page memorial to her, which you can read here.

Crafts, fashion, Guides, how to, inspiration, sewing, shopping, tributes

Audrey Hepburn sewing patterns: Fall 2007

5 Comments 13 October 2007

It seems I’ve been remiss in my duties again. A lot of women have been searching for Audrey Hepburn, Holly Golightly, or Breakfast at Tiffany’s sewing patterns so they can make their own costumes for Halloween (or everyday life, because Audrey Hepburn is year-round!), and I just left you to your own devices. I’ve felt guilty, though, and all day yesterday I scoured the Internet for suitable patterns to make you dream Audrey costume. Be prepared and take notes, because there’s a lot here! I’m also going to make this a regular theme, updating once a season for any new patterns, so check back once in a while for new goodies.

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Films, homage

Trumbo

Comments Off on Trumbo 12 October 2007

If you’ve seen Roman Holiday, then you’re familiar with screenwriter Dalton Trumbo’s work. The name’s not ringing a bell? Perhaps you have an older version of the film, then, before it was digitally remastered and re-released in 2002. For Dalton Trumbo was one of the Hollywood Ten ten screenwriters and directors who were blacklisted from work in the film industry for refusing to testify against their peers during the McCarthy hearings in the anti-Communist craze. Trumbo was the real writer of the Oscar-winning screenplay for Roman Holiday, but since he was banned from any and all work in Hollywood at the time, he used friend Ian McLellan Hunter as a front. Hunter accepted the award on Trumbo’s behalf, and it wasn’t until 1992 that the Academy Award records were revised and Trumbo’s widow was presented with the award, and another ten years after that until the film was changed to give him the credit he deserved. Now, over 30 years after his death, his son and various well-known Hollywood names have made a documentary about Trumbo’s outcast years.

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Films

download Audrey Hepburn films cheaply and legally

Comments Off on download Audrey Hepburn films cheaply and legally 05 October 2007

Recently Amazon launched a new program called Unbox. I blew it off at first because I was sure they would only have newer films for download, but as it turns out, they already have about 10 Audrey films up for grabs! What’s even better is that they have some rarities that new fans don’t usually get to see. There’s the old standards: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Sabrina, Roman Holiday, but there’s also some more dramatic, lesser known films everyone should know, such as The Nun’s Story and The Children’s Hour. There is even an episode of Great Romances of the Twentieth Century all about her relationship with first husband Mel Ferrer, which I haven’t even seen and have been trying to get a hold of for ages!

This program is great because you can either download and rent a film for 24 hours for about $1.99, or you can buy the downloaded film for about $9.99, keep the film forever, and even legally download it to another computer or program it in to your TiVo. Pretty cool, huh? You can see the complete list of Audrey Hepburn items currently available through Unbox here, and I will definitely keep an eye on these and share any new goodies that may come up!

Note: this appears to only be available to residents of the US for the time being.

Films, homage

yet another Japanese tea commercial featuring Audrey Hepburn

Comments Off on yet another Japanese tea commercial featuring Audrey Hepburn 03 October 2007

I’ve already posted three Japanese tea commercials that feature a digitally added Audrey Hepburn encouraging a young woman to be her beautiful self (and drink some tea while she’s at it). Maybe it’s the foreign novelty of it, but these commercials seem to offend a lot less people than the polarizing Gap commercial did. Anyway, these commercials always take scenes from Roman Holiday and subtly warp Audrey so that she’s holding a bottle of tea. Sometimes she’s colourized to fit in with the modern women, and sometimes she’s left in her original black and white. This latest commercial falls into the latter category, and in this one she speaks! Unfortunately I’m not able to embed the video for this one, so you’ll have to click here and watch for yourself via YouTube.

DVD releases, Films

Special edition Funny Face out today!

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I’d just like to remind everybody that two new Audrey Hepburn goodies were released today. The first is the highly anticipated 50th anniversary Funny Face, which has new featurettes, including a retrospective on Audrey and Givenchy’s lifelong friendship and partnership. It looks to be at least as good as the special anniversary edition of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, so either order your copy today or be sure to put it on your wish list! The holidays are coming before you know it, and there are plenty of new goods coming out to make sure you have an excellent holiday.

The Audrey Hepburn 5-pack is also out today. This is a great gift for the new Audrey fan who maybe hasn’t seen a lot of her films or doesn’t own any yet. With pretty much all of her classics (Roman Holiday, Sabrina, Funny Face, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Paris When It Sizzles) in one pretty box, this is easily the best gift ever. It’s quite affordable, too, so it’s a great idea to keep in mind when you’re doing your holiday shopping or November/December birthday shopping.

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