Watch Sabrina for free!

Like other Audrey movies uploaded in the past, I don’t know how long this will last, but for the time being you can go to You Tube and watch Sabrina in its entirety for free! Part one is below, and the other 10 segments are linked below:

part 2
part 3
part 4
part 5
part 6
part 7
part 8
part 9
part 10
part 11

Hurry! Send your friends to watch it too, Audrey fans or not. And while you’re there, please drop a line to the uploader, thanking them for putting this film up along with so many other fantastic classics. S/he also has Arsenic and Old Lace, Casablanca, A Day at the Races, Double Indemnity, Citizen Kane, and so many other fabulous films up right now, so enjoy them while you can.

New Audrey Hepburn goodies coming soon!

You can tell that the holiday season is coming ’round again, because new Audrey products are coming out all at once now. We’ve already discussed the new, 50th anniversary DVD of Funny Face coming October 2nd, but also to be released that day is a new Audrey Hepburn boxed set (left). This new set features five great films: Funny Face, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Roman Holiday, Sabrina, and Paris When it Sizzles. Wow!

This is in addition to the already much hyped Audrey Hepburn: A Life in Pictures book that I reviewed earlier, and a re-release of the wonderful Audrey Hepburn’s Enchanted Tales, an audio CD where Audrey reads classic fairy tales. The book and CD both come out November 1st in the US. You can either start saving your pennies now, or start putting together that wishlist and conveniently leaving it out in front of all your friends and family. 😉

Audrey Hepburn’s pink cocktail dress sold for $192,000

Today was the big Christie’s auction for yet another round of Audrey Hepburn memorabilia. This time the big seller was a hot pink cocktail dress actually worn by Audrey during filming of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and sold for nearly ten times its estimated selling price of $20,000-30,000 US dollars. The winner of the dress was a European bidder who wished to remain anonymous. If you remember, the same thing happened with the black dress sold last December, and it eventually came out that it was bought by the House of Givenchy, so maybe the identity will be revealed in time. Continue reading “Audrey Hepburn’s pink cocktail dress sold for $192,000”

Christie’s to auction off more Audrey Hepburn memorabilia

Christie’s broke records and made international headlines when Audrey Hepburn’s most famous little black dress, the iconic black column dress from the opening scenes of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, sold for an unheard of £467,200 on December 5 of last year. This year, Christie’s hopes to induce another bidding frenzy by auctioning off yet another classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s dress at the end of the month. The dress going up for sale on May 30 in New York is Holly’s cute little pink cocktail dress, worn in a pivotal scene in the film. Worth noting in this auction is the fact that, unlike the black dress auctioned last December, this pink dress was actually worn by Audrey in the film and possibly even afterward for publicity photos. This dress is expected to fetch between $20,000-30,000. You can read the details for yourself here on the Christie’s website (though if you somehow haven’t seen Breakfast before, please don’t read the Lot Notes at the bottom of the page because it does contain spoilers). Continue reading “Christie’s to auction off more Audrey Hepburn memorabilia”

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.

how Cameron Crowe fell in love with Audrey Hepburn

On iFilm there’s an interview with director Cameron Crowe about Elizabethtown, and he’s asked about his obsession with Audrey Hepburn. If you’re not familiar with his films, in Vanilla Sky there is a Sabrina reference, in Jerry Maguire there’s the line “That’s more than a dress; that’s an Audrey Hepburn movie,” and in Elizabethtown there’s footage of Roman Holiday (besides “Moon River” playing throughout the film and the obvious Kirsten Dunst as a modern Holly Golightly bit throughout as well). I won’t ruin it for you, so just click the link above to go to the video. It’s short at just under 3 minutes, so the interviewer doesn’t have a chance to get too annoying. 🙂

As a special bonus, here is an animation of cute little Parisian kitties prancing about to the tune of the instrumental “Bonjour Paris” from the Funny Face soundtrack. Such a great little song! Thank you to the shy one who sent this video in.

New York City’s 100 Most Romantic Movies

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the New York Daily News has released their list of the top 100 romantic films that not only take place in New York, but also capture the feel of the city itself. While you can read the whole list here, I’ll save you some scrolling and tell you where Audrey’s films stand. Sabrina comes in at #15, with Breakfast at Tiffany’s following at #16, and Funny Face comes in at #54. I was surprised that Funny Face made the list, since most of it takes place in and around Paris, but I guess the people at Daily News felt it captured enough New York essence to make it worthwhile. Either way, I say they’re all definitely worth watching!

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.

How to cook, Sabrina style

Actually, maybe the headline should read “How Not To Cook Sabrina -Style,” since this article is about soufflés. We’ve long held the misconception that they’re incredibly hard to make and more delicate than eggshells, but The Chicagoist is out to prove that rumor wrong. A soufflé is sort of like a crème brûlée when it comes to ingredients and cooking, but the important part of the cooking of a soufflé is to not let it be exposed to any cool drafts while cooking or else it will collapse. (Can you tell I love to cook?) So here they give you an easier version of Martha Stewart’s chocolate soufflé recipe that it’s hard to fail on (though if you read the comments, step #2 forgets to stipulate that you are working with the egg yolks, not the whites. Big difference.) Also, cream of tartar is, in fact, important to the recipe because it stabilizes the eggs and prevents it from becoming chocolate soup. Unless you’re into that sort of thing, of course. So, without further ado, a chocolate soufflé recipe that even Sabrina Fairchild at her unhappiest couldn’t mess up.

Edit: Forgetting the cream of tartar will not, in fact, leave you with chocolate soup. I think the only way you can really get that is to pull a Sabrina and forget to turn the oven on at all. 🙂