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. September 19, 2012

    She is simply exquisite!

  2. September 19, 2012

    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.

    • September 20, 2012

      Lerner and Lowe! “Does enchantment pour Out of ev’ry door?
      No, it’s just on the street where you live!”

      • September 20, 2012

        Yes indeedy!

  3. September 20, 2012

    I wonder what Audrey thought of the dialogue. I remember watching it as a pre-teen thinking wth is going on here.

    • September 20, 2012

      Have you ever seen the 1938 film “Pygmalion” with Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller? I think you might prefer it — it plays more like social commentary and a whole less frothy than the musical.

      • September 20, 2012

        I have heard of it but have not seen it. You recommended Rules of Civility correct? I saw it the other day but didn’t pick it up. Pygmalion is now on the list. Too bad I can’t get paid to read, sew and watch movies.;)

  4. George Kaplan
    June 12, 2013

    *sighs* Glorious.

  5. George Kaplan
    June 12, 2013

    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!

    • June 12, 2013

      I learn something new everyday = Trout is a male Cougar!

  6. George Kaplan
    June 12, 2013

    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…

  7. Heather in Arles
    June 13, 2013

    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!

  8. George Kaplan
    June 13, 2013

    Is that a good thing…or bad, Heather?! 😉

    • Heather in Arles
      June 13, 2013

      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!

      • George Kaplan
        June 13, 2013

        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!

  9. June 13, 2013

    These are gorgeous photos of everyone. Audrey Hepburn looks like a queen. Even Rex Harrison looks respectable.

    • June 14, 2013

      It’s that dancer’s poise — even with a ten pound wig on her head.

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