- Dove Chocolate Commercial
Thursday, February 27, 2014
I thought this was really neat and thought you fans would enjoy seeing it. It is a commercial for the popular ‘Dove’ chocolate company with Audrey Hepburn in it. It is like the Dior commercial with Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, & Marlene Dietrich. I heard that they use models and they use computer technology to place anothers face in place of the model. Cool huh?
- Tv Guide February 23, 2013 Scan
Thursday, October 31, 2013
I have added a scan from the February 23, 2013 issue of Tv Guide that features a snippet of Audrey. Thanks to Claudia for the scan.
- Mayerling released on DVD
Saturday, July 13, 2013
I received an email pertaining to the 1957 tv film that starred Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer that will be released on dvd.
Films Around the World, Inc. is excited to announce the DVD release ofMAYERLING on Amazon.com!This 1957 television “spectacular” starred real life just-married Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer in their television premiere – the first of their two “on screen” appearances together. This hugely-expensive LIVE television production was broadcast just once, over NBC, on February 24, 1957. The primitive archival film copy has been digitally mastered from the original kinescope negative and released on our new “Mr. FAT-W Video” silver and blue label. Set in Vienna in the late 1880s, MAYERLING is based on the real-life ill-fated love affair between Crown Prince Rudolf of Habsburg, and his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera. Crown Prince Rudolf (Mel Ferrer) was a playboy with little interest in his royal duties, consorting with rebels agitating for the overthrow his father’s reign over the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. Forced into a loveless arranged marriage by his father the Emperor, he drifts aimlessly into a life of drink and debauchery. One fateful day, enjoying an afternoon In Vienna’s famed Prater Amusement Park, he muses that most women want something from him because of his position, and that “there is no innocence left in the world”, at that moment Baroness Mary Vetsera (Audrey Hepburn) appears, a girl of only 17 and the embodiment of beauty and innocence.Enchanted by her undeniable sweetness, Prince Rudolf “rescues” the young beauty from being accosted by a drunk, and despite having neither a formal introduction nor a suitable older companion, they have an enchanted afternoon at the Park; neither is aware of the other’s social position. By chance, they find themselves seated in boxes across from each other at the Royal Opera House. As their eyes lock across the space separating them, they recognize each other from the Park; it isn’t long before they begin a love affair that eventually becomes public knowledge in the small circle gossips surrounding the Royal Court. Eventually, the Emperor confronts his son, and demands that he break off the affair, failing which Mary will banished to a convent. The lovers recognize that the only for them to truly be together, is to be joined in the “beyond”. Together they plan to leave Vienna for the nearby hunting lodge called “Mayerling;” their affair ends in death for each of them. This true-life romance/tragedy, not unlike the fictitious story of Romeo and Juliet, is splendidly captured in this televison “spectacular,” as “Specials” were then called. Mel Ferrer, known for his stiff acting, manages to show moments of real tenderness in the arms of his real life wife, Audrey Hepburn. It’s Audrey’s performance however, that captivates the audience. Her soulful eyes enchant the viewer and melt their hearts. She perfectly projects the purity and naivety of the young and in love Baroness. Audrey Hepburn fans will not be disappointed by her performance in MAYERLING, until now believed to have been lost from view. The small screen comes alive with her entrance – she is just exquisite, at the absolute peak of her movie career. The enormous sum spent on the production – more than 250 times the average per capita American income at the time – elevates the program to world-class, even by modern standards. The sets and costumes were impressively done for this made for television production; the supporting cast includes both present and future stars, such as Raymond Massey and Lorne Greene; the acting and directing and writing are all superb. For Audrey Hepburn fans and film buffs this production, really equivalent to a movie, is a fascinating tale of romance and misery between two star-crossed lovers. The ending is suspenseful and leaves much to the imagination. For the first time since the original live 1957 broadcast, MAYERLING can be seen purchased from Amazon.com and Movies Unlimited, in the US and Canada, and will shortly be available for purchase from Amazon.com by Hepburn fans in Europe.
Alexander @ filmsaroundtheworld.com
- Open Hiatus
Friday, May 17, 2013
Just posting this here to let my visitors know that this site will be on an open hiatus. It is not abandoned, just on a straight hiatus. I don’t know when I will return, maybe perhaps in a few months.
Gertie, if you see this, I requested a hiatus here so please do not delete this site due to no updates because I am very much interested in keeping this site, just want to take a break.
- Audrey Hepburn covers Vanity Fair May 2013 Issue
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
“She didn’t live a life secluded or behind bars; she would walk around and everybody knew her. She was part of the city. The majority of these photos are in the streets,” Audrey Hepburn’s son Luca Dotti tells Vanity Fair’s Laura Jacobs about the time his mother spent in Rome. To prepare for his new book Audrey in Rome, Dotti gathered some 2,500 photos from the archives of the Reporters Associati that capture his mother throughout the Eternal City. Dotti says what struck him the most was that “even in these candid shots she was always herself—perfect.”
Reflecting on his mother’s signature style, evidenced in many of the images in the book, Dotti remembers that scarves were her vice. “Well, it wasn’t like Imelda Marcos and shoes,” he says. “She had, like every woman, maybe 30 or 40. It was a good way to be in disguise, big sunglasses and a scarf. Occasionally she was able to do her shopping without having all the crowds behind.” Hepburn’s iconic look was, according to her son, what she thought of as “a good mixture of defects.” Dotti explains, “She thought she had a big nose and big feet, and she was too skinny and not enough breast. She would look in the mirror and say, ‘I don’t understand why people see me as beautiful.’ ”
He also remembers that aging never scared Hepburn. “She was always a little bit surprised by the efforts women made to look young,” Dotti recalls. “She was actually very happy about growing older because it meant more time for herself, more time for her family, and separation from the frenzy of youth and beauty that is Hollywood. She was very strict about everybody’s time in life.” Though, adds Dotti, “The only big regret I have, and she would have had, is not knowing her grandchildren. Because she would have been a fantastic grandmother—cooking cakes, keeping the grandchildren on every occasion, and telling them stories.”
Of his parents’ marital struggles, Dotti says, “This is a speculation I’m making, but also a fact. She was 40 [when she married] but at the same time so much older than 40 because of all the success and history behind her. And my father was 10 years younger. To be around a woman who has been an icon for many years, and you’re a young doctor, for a man it makes a difference. If that equation was reversed, if my father was the one 10 years older and a little bit more secure, it would have probably worked out better.”
When asked in what way his mother remains most physically present in his life, Dotti says, “Through scent.” Not perfume, but “the light sensation of a smell,” Dotti says his mother preferred. “We joked a lot together about the fact that both she and I have a very good sense of smell. So there are certain scents, you know, a certain cake, or a flower, things like that. It’s not so physical, but it’s powerful. And every spring, especially here in Rome, you have this smell of orange blossom in the air. Spring is coming and it was her favorite season. It makes me think of her.”
- The Children’s Hour Captures
Friday, February 22, 2013
I have added 411 dvd captures of Audrey from The Children’s Hour.
- Audrey Hepburn: Remembering the Private Legend
Friday, January 11, 2013
She captivated the world with her doe-eyed beauty, but behind the Givenchy glamour, there was an Audrey Hepburn few people knew.
She thought her nose too big, her feet too large and her neck too long. She loved to shop for groceries (but not clothes), didn’t wear makeup at home, never went to the gym and enjoyed two fingers of Scotch every night.
“She was not this ethereal creature,” says Robert Wolders, 76, the Dutch actor who was her companion for the last 13 years of her life. “She was an earthy woman with a ribald sense of humor.”
What Hepburn had, adds Wolders, “was more than beauty. It was this extraordinary mystique.”
Hepburn left Hollywood at age 34 at the height of her fame, moving into a 1732 farmhouse in Tolochenaz, a small Swiss village, where she found happiness raising two sons and purpose in her charity work for UNICEF.
Two decades after her death from abdominal cancer at 63 on Jan. 20, 1993, her children and her last love remember the Audrey they adored.
- Nicole Kidman honors Audrey Hepburn’s My Fair Lady look
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Oh wouldn’t it be loverly … to look like the beautiful late actress Audrey Hepburn? Nicole Kidman pulled that off over the weekend at Derby Day at a racetrack in Melbourne, Australia.
Kidman, 45, wore a black-and-white outfit that the Daily Mail says was designed in honor of a famed look Hepburn wore in the 1964 film “My Fair Lady.” Among the eight Oscars that film won was one for costume design.
“It’s inspired by ‘My Fair Lady,’” the Daily Mail quotes Kidman as saying. “It’s one of my favorite movies. We decided to do something that was fun and a bit different.”
- Breakfast At Tiffany’s goes to Broadway
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Cue the little black dress and the carefree attitude. A new play based on “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” headed to Broadway in February. “Game of Thrones” actress Emilia Clarke will star as good-time girl Holly Golightly, the character created by Truman Capote in his 1958 book and made famous by Audrey Hepburn in the classic 1961 film. Tony-winning playwright Richard Greenberg is taking the story of Holly — a young woman with passion and a past — from page to stage. “The goal of this version is to return to the original setting of the novella, which is the New York of the Second World War,” Greenberg noted, adding that the story “has a drive that makes it very alluring to dramatize.”
The tone of the play, he added, will be “ stylish and romantic, yes, but rougher-edged and more candid than people generally remember.”
Paul Schiraldi/Paul Schiraldi Photography Emilia Clarke in HBO’S ‘Game of Thrones’
Speaking of rough, Greenberg’s take isn’t the first time Broadway has flirted with “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” In 1966, Mary Tyler Moore played Holly in a musical version that never officially opened. British director Sean Mathias will helm the new play.
- Modern day actress Tina Fey channels Audrey Hepburn
Thursday, October 4, 2012
On the newest cover of Entertainment Weekly, “30 Rock” heroine Tina Fey makes Audrey Hepburn her muse, channeling Holly Golightly’s signature look from “Breakfast At Tiffany’s.”
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