Audrey Hepburn

My Fair Lady

Wilfrid Hyde White and Audrey Hepburn, plus hat.

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     14 January     Cecil Beaton born, 1904 On this day in 1904, Cecil Hardy Beaton was born, in Hampstead, London. This son of a timber merchant was only interested in art from a very early age. Young Beaton was …

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     18 September     Tiffany and Co founded, 1837   On this day in 1837, Charles Lewis Tiffany and his partner Teddy Young opened a fancy goods and stationery shop in Lower Manhattan. Tiffany, Young and Lewis changed its name …

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Charade

Cary Grant in Charade

      It’s the early Sixties, and the high artifice of the Hollywood studio system is suddenly being challenged by the supposedly more believable movie-making styles of a younger, hipper generation, among them the French Nouvelle Vague. Does Stanley Donen, an arch exponent of pure Hollywood artifice (he directed Singin’ in the Rain, for proof), …

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