So I've been gone from this account for a few days. Been working on some other projects so I didn't really have the time to post quality content. Instead of tomorrow, the new weekly theme will be announced on Monday. There will be a post tomorrow though!
Also- thank you all with the help on the last post! Humanitarian Audrey got almost 6.000 likes! Yaas! Take that, Breakfast at Tiffany’s! 😂
"She saw it as pure luck. She could not understand why people wanted her to be in films and what they thought was so special about her. So she made up for it by working extra hard." - Sean Ferrer (Audrey's son)
Quote is from the book "Living like Audrey", by Victoria Loustalot. Hey, so this is going to be my last post for a little while, don't worry, I won't be gone too long. It's just that I've been posting almost everyday, and I am running out of some pictures of Audrey, so I definitely need to find more! 💕
My top 10 fav movies of 1997(in no particular order):
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion
Men in Black
I Know What You Did Last Summer
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Audrey Hepburn performs "Moon River" in Breakfast at Tiffany's. 1961.
Since Hepburn had no training as a singer, Henry Mancini wrote the vocals for her to be sung in only one octave.
At a post-production meeting following a screening of the film, a studio executive, in reference to Moon River, said, "Well, I think the first thing we can do is get rid of that stupid song."
Hepburn stood up at the table and said, "Over my dead body!" And the song stayed in the picture.
Years later, Mancini said that while hundreds of versions had been done, he feels that Hepburn's was still the best.
Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly visits a strip club in Breakfast at Tiffany's. 1961.
Elements of Holly's character in the original novel, such as her flirtation with bisexuality, were omitted in deference to the times, and to make the part more suitable for Hepburn.
Notably, however, she still accompanies a visibly bored George Peppard to a strip club.
Audrey Hepburn gets out of bed in Breakfast at Tiffany's, based on Truman Capote's novella. 1961.
Marilyn Monroe was originally cast as Holly Golightly, but her drama coach, Lee Strasberg, told her that playing a call-girl was not good for her image.
"Marilyn was always my first choice to play the girl," Capote said, never wanting Hepburn. "Paramount double-crossed me in every way and cast Audrey."
Consequently, Hepburn was very self-conscious when Capote was on set.
Audrey Hepburn cuts her hair for Roman Holiday. 1953.
In the famous scene, Hepburn's Princess Ann decides to chop her lovely long locks into a trendy Italian haircut that her friendly barber says is "cool."
Audrey Hepburn's timeless beauty.
"The beauty in a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries or the way she combs her hair," Hepburn once said. "The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart -- the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It's the caring and that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows and the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years."
Audrey Hepburn gets shot in Charade. 1963.
The film is often called "the best Hitchcock film that Hitchcock never made" due to the suspense, the presence of Cary Grant, the structure of the screenplay and the frequent plot twists.
Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart on the set of Sabrina. 1954.
Bogart was a last minute replacement for Cary Grant, who rejected the part because he didn't want to carry an umbrella onscreen.
Bogart and William Holden couldn't stand each other. Bogart also disapproved of Hepburn -- as he wanted his wife, Lauren Bacall, in the role -- while Holden fell in love with Hepburn during production.
Bogart was paid $300,000, Holden got $150,000 and Hepburn only $15,000.
When Bogart was asked how he liked working with Hepburn, he replied, "It's okay, if you don't mind doing a dozen takes."
Audrey Hepburn rides a Vespa in Roman Holiday. 1953.
Hepburn won an Oscar for her performance, then lost it. She was so excited and overwhelmed by the win, she took the wrong route to get to the stage, gave a breathless speech, and then left the trophy in the ladies' room.