AUDREY HEPBURN AT THE PREMIERE OF MY FAIR LADY

Gene Allen designed this lustrous Art Nouveau treat (I know what the credits say… but Mr. Allen did all the heavy lifting) – he deserves a post all his own, along with the incomparable director, George Cukor, and costume designer, Cecil Beaton – but for now, Audrey… with Rex Harrison:

With producer Jack Warner and Rex Harrison:

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  1. When I was in London in 2009 I walked the streets of Mayfair and sang “On the street where you live.” I got a few looks. But who cares!! One should sing the appropriate song in the fitting place. On Grant Avenue here in S.F….. I sing, you guessed it. “Grant Ave.” from Flower Drum Song.
    I also learned that “My Fair Lady” was a take off on how the cockneys say Mayfair Lady. Or so a gentleman in Mayfair told me in front of Beau Brummell’s old house.

  2. Oh, and despite its flaws I still cannot resist My Fair Lady (nice mention of the Leslie Howard/Wendy Hiller Pygmalion) although Audrey’s Eliza should obviously hit Rex’s trout over the head with his blasted slippers at the end.
    “Move yer bl***in’ arse!”
    And then there’s the I Could Have Danced All Night sequence. Bliss!

  3. I am glad to be of service, adding to the sum total of your knowledge 😉 (did you ever hear what Sir Cougar got up to with Rachel Roberts?! *hides eyes*)
    Sexy Rexy had the nickname Sofa, as in “Leathery Old…” True story…

  4. Oh my, whatever gushy girly comment I was preparing to leave just got swooshed out of my little head by Mr. Kaplan’s final comment!

    • Gosh, I am trying hard to erase that image of Mr. Sofa, Mr. Kaplan–and not judge it either but it is in the noggin’ now for good!

      • I’m sorry, Heather, perhaps my some of my posts should be flagged: “May Contain Pungent Word-Images” or, more simply, “Warning: May Scar Your Mind!” 😉 Bwahahaha!

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