Re: Hit hin again!
posted at 12/2/2014 1:50 AM EST
In response to yogafriend's comment:
In response to polar123's comment:
Interesting that you should mention Hepburn. My 11 year old niece idolizes her. Really. She has all her films, with My Fair Lady and Roman Holiday being her favorites. She goes around trying to imitate her in those films. Actually kind of funny. But, with all of the assorted superstars loitering around in the universe these days, I think it is great that she picked this one to emulate. And you are right, I am man enough to say that Hepburn was by far the most beautiful star from that, and maybe any era in Hollywood. As far as actors go, Peck was one of the best. Just Watched To Kill a Mockingbird the other night again, and I'm not sure their was(is) another actor alive that could have played Atticus Finch any better.
I love that scene when she uses the guitar to bash that guy! Wonder if Peter Townshend has ever seen it.
The cross-generational, and ongoing love that Audrey Hepburn continues to garner never ceases to amaze me, even though it's not as though I don't understand it. It's very impressive that an 11-year, in today's society, is so taken with Hepburn, so here's to a little lady with great insight, fine taste, and a certain sense of sophistication, too.
If you want to be the favorite uncle (if you're not already ...) here are some books to consider for gifts at some point in time. You'd have to take a look at them to check the reading age and such, but there are loads of books out there on Hepburn, and this is not a comprehensive list. A nice memory I have of an old boyfriend is his gift to me of an Audrey book and video of one of her movies, after he learned of my admiration for her. One of the nicest gifts I ever got from a guy.
Here's a list that I know of from a blog:
What Would Audrey Do? (does not do justice to Audrey)
An Elegant Spirit
Audrey in Rome
Audrey Hepburn in Hats
Just Being Audrey
Breakfast at Tiffany’s 50th Anniversary
Audrey, The 60s
The Audrey Hepburn Treasures
Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.
Audrey Hepburn, International Cover Girl
How to Be Lovely
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Holly Would Dream (fictional book where the plot revolves around Audrey Hepburn’s wardrobe)
I'm in a negative mood tonight but I really don't like her movies. Robin and Marian is great, but not because of her, and Wait Until Dark is pretty good. She is old time Hollywood and her movies have almost no edge. She played it safe. I think Roman Holiday gets over rated because people feel like they have to include one of her movies in some list of classics. My Fair Lady is a movie I hate, hate , hate , hate. Most 60's musicals are the pitts. Thank god Rock n Roll happened or we would still be listening to that crap. My Fair Lady, Gigi, the Sound of Music. I am so glad I was not alive then.