Willing To Be

Rare Audrey Hepburn ¶ March 14

Audrey Hepburn photographed by Gilles Bensimon in Paris, France for French ELLE, 1988.

Audrey Hepburn at the Hotel Hassler in Rome, Italy,  January 6, 1960.

Two enthusiastic girls at Eden Roc taking a photograph of Audrey Hepburn and her husband Mel Ferrer, on a short holiday in Cap d’Antibes, France, 1956. Photographs 1 & 3 by © edwardquinn.com.

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer photographed by Edward Quinn on holiday in Cap Ferrat , France, 1956. ©edwardquinn.com

I haven’t.  Would you mind sharing the link with me?  I’d be very interested in reading it.  It just so happens I’ve been having an ongoing discussion with a fellow Audrey fan about her influences in feminism.  Thank you for messaging me, I look forward to hearing from you.

That is a very beautiful observation.  I believe because of everything that Audrey had lived through during WWII she learned at a very young age “to accept life unconditionally” (Audrey).  She never worried about aging “because it meant more time for herself [and] more time for her family.” (Luca Dotti). That’s why even at an older age her eyes were full of light and her smile was just as magnetic as it was in her youth.  When you embrace life it shows, through every wrinkle, smile, and gesture.  


From wikipedia: The original character design of Aurora was done by Tom Oreb, who modeled the princess after the elegant, slender features of actress Audrey Hepburn. Aurora’s lead animator, Marc Davis, who previously animated Cinderella, working with sketches by Oreb, finished the appearance and clothing of the heroine, so they would blend with the angular forms of the background images.

Everyone did a remarkable job and looked dashing!  Thank you to those who submitted pictures!

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer photographed by Bob Willoughby at their Beverly Hills home in Los Angeles, California, 1958.  These photographs were shown in the March 2006 issue of Architectural Digest. 

“Audrey was shooting The Unforgiven (1960), with Burt Lancaster, directed by John Huston,” explained actor and director Mel Ferrer about a location shoot involving his wife, actress Audrey Hepburn, with whom he shared a house on Kimridge Road in Beverly Hills. “Audrey’s agent and I had gone to Mexico to see the production…we were barely back when I got the fateful phone call. Audrey had broken her back. Always ready for the most difficult assignments, she had not flinched when Huston—who had almost drowned Gregory Peck during the filming of Moby Dick (1956)—asked her to ride out of a shot on the back of a horse at the end of a scene. She rode out, bareback, and slipped off the horse halfway up a steep hill. Lamentably, she landed on a rock. I knew that Audrey had never had any experience as a rider. But John should have known it and checked before asking her to run the risk.”

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After finding a bone specialist to treat Hepburn, Ferrer set about transporting the actress back to their Los Angeles home. “I got a hospital bed moved in, with all the concomitant equipment,” Ferrer recalled. “The Kimridge house looked like a hospital ward.” (Architectural Digest)


Michael Phelps suspended: Olympic swimmer banned for six months after drink-driving arrest ¶ August 9

The 29-year-old will also be denied his monthly stipend payment for six months. Phelps was arrested early last Tuesday in Baltimore, Maryland, for drunk-driving and speeding.