I reviewed Paris When It Sizzles (1964) over on Fairy Hepburn but I have more to say. The movie has such a bad reputation for no reason at all. This is not going to be a nuanced take. Maybe some people find the film enjoyable and flawed, but I'm not one of those people. … Continue reading The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower
Audrey Hepburn. The name conjures up so much. Elegance, glamour, grace. She's become a symbol of all that is refined and stylish. But to watch her onscreen is to watch a real woman, glittering magic, all warmth and brightness. It's easy to forget that, among the little black dresses, sunglasses, and diamonds dripping from … Continue reading Audrey Hepburn’s Habits
Nothing reminds me of my joy quite like Roman Holiday. That's why, even with its moments of melancholy, it's one of my comfort movies. It's actually the number one comfort movie for me, as well as my all time favorite. Each time I watch is like the very first time - and that was ten … Continue reading Today’s gonna be a holiday.
Happy National Classic Movie Day, everyone! What a day! I'm so glad to be officially celebrating it this year, as this post is for Classic Film and TV Cafe's 5 Stars blogathon. The objective is simple (ha!); write about five favorite classic stars. I wanted to write about actors and actresses I don't write about often … Continue reading 5 Stars! for National Classic Movie Day
"Ah, that unique lady. She's the original, and there are no more examples, and there never will be." -Billy Wilder Regular readers of this blog will know that I'm irrevocably in love with Audrey Hepburn. She is one of the most important women in my life, and I never once met her, never even knew … Continue reading May 4th: to the chorus girl with the eyes
There is no one dreamier than Audrey Hepburn, and nowhere is this more evident than in Billy Wilder's 1954 romantic comedy, Sabrina. Based on the Samuel Taylor play Sabrina Fair (which I've finally borrowed from the library), the film is a Cinderella tale. A chauffeur's daughter transforms from an awkward duckling into a graceful swan. … Continue reading The moon’s very own Sabrina Fairchild.
Audrey Hepburn, the star of my heart, gets a month long tribute in June on TCM! As a perfect antidote to Monday doldrums, TCM will be airing her films on every Monday throughout the month. Thanks to Keisha, who first announced the news on twitter, I also have a schedule of what films will be … Continue reading Audrey Hepburn: Star of the Month
Today in 1929, a fairy's laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the birth of Audrey Kathleen Hepburn-Ruston. May 4th is honestly my favorite day. Audrey was born right on the cusp of spring, her favorite season, and my favorite too. Audrey once said that if she … Continue reading May the 4th be with Audrey Hepburn!