Tuesday, December 19, 2006
THERE IS NOT A WOMAN ALIVE WHO DOES NOT DREAM OF LOOKING LIKE AUDREY HEPBURN – Hubert de Givenchy.
She is certainly on my list of those persons with whom I would most like to have dinner.
But what can one say about her that hasn’t already been said?
TIME magazine put it well when they said “Audrey fits none of the cliches and none of the clichés fit her”.
Tony Nourmand, co-owner of The Reel Poster Gallery in London, is his spectacular new book AUDREY HEPBURN – THE PARAMOUNT YEARS Boxtree NZ$75.00 has done the legions of Audrey fans, count the residents of this household among them, a great favour by collecting together for the first time all those billboard images which helped establish her iconic status as the stand out actress among all the actresses of her time.
In addition to these images he has gathered together magazine covers, lobby cards, stunning original costume sketches and rare
behind-the –scenes stills from movies she made for Paramount all of which are displayed wonderfully in this stunning hardback book.
In addition to the hundreds of illustrations there are fascinating written contributions form June Marsh, former fashion editor of the Daily Mail,Sarah Hodgson, associate director of Christie's and Head of the company's Popular Entertainment department since 1993,and New York art historian and media commentator Andreas Timmer.
“Her legacy on screen and in fashion is undisputed and her image has become as synonomous with her fame as her films”.
If like me you are an admirer of Audrey Hepburn or you live with someone who is then this book MUST be under the tree on Christmas morning!