Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Audrey Hepburn addiction and Breakfast at Tiffany's

She's so adorable. I just love her in the Breakfast at Tiffany's . I loved the film so much that I read the book "Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Truman Capote (in Russian). The movie was more interesting, as for me.

Here's an official website dedicated to her. The more i explore her life and filmography, the more I like her.
In 1999, she was ranked as the third greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute. She also served as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and was honoured with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work. She is often seen as one of the most beautiful women ever, named 8th in empires magazine 100 sexiest stars in film history (1995) and chosen by People Magazine as one of the most beautiful people in the world (1990)

From the wiki about her, I learned that she had a similar to Anne Frank's experience while living in the Netherlands.
Hepburn noted the similarities between herself and Anne Frank: "I was exactly the same age as Anne Frank. We were both ten when war broke out and fifteen when the war finished. I was given the book in Dutch, in galley form, in 1946 by a friend. I read it – and it destroyed me. It does this to many people when they first read it but I was not reading it as a book, as printed pages. This was my life. I didn't know what I was going to read. I've never been the same again, it affected me so deeply."
"We saw reprisals. We saw young men put against the wall and shot and they'd close the street and then open it and you could pass by again. If you read the diary, I've marked one place where she says 'five hostages shot today'. That was the day my uncle was shot. And in this child's words I was reading about what was inside me and is still there. It was a catharsis for me. This child who was locked up in four walls had written a full report of everything I'd experienced and felt."

The following poem, written by Sam Levenson, a well-known New York teacher/comedian in the 50s was very special to Audrey. Audrey, one of the most alluring women in the world, defined what beauty meant to her through this poem:
Time Tested Beauty Tips
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you'll never walk alone.
We leave you a tradition with a future.
The tender loving care of human beings will never become obsolete.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed.
Never throw anybody out.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
Your 'good-ole-days' are ahead of you. May you have many of them.

She's an icon, someone I would love to resemble.

The film is also notable for the Henri Mancini's Moon River, that won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for the movie.

more of Audrey:

here's a big gallery of her photos.

If you are also addicted to her beauty like me, enjoy these links:

« Se io trovassi un posto a questo mondo che mi facesse sentire come da Tiffany... comprerei i mobili e darei al gatto un nome! » (Holly)

There's also a song "Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Deep Blue Something. that i kinda like :))

Breakfast at Tiffany's movie beginning:

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