For some reason this Oscar always brings tears to my eyes… Audrey Hepburn

audreyFor those of you in territories where this turns up to be a blank box, please look up “Audrey Hepburn Oscar Roman Holiday” on YouTube, grazie mille.

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audrey-hepburn-oscarOh, and I forgot to mention that in this photo, where Miss Hepburn is beaming over her congratulatory telegrams, she is in wardrobe for Sabrina, which was shooting on Long Island at the time she received her Oscar.

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  1. February 27, 2014

    Still my all-time favorite Hepburn.

    • February 27, 2014

      Mine too! Must be where I developed my taste for gelato 😉 .

  2. February 27, 2014

    I loved the film Roman Holiday. Never have I felt more at the single word, ‘Rome,’ as I did when it came from her lips in the final scene. And I like that you’ve mentioned that she is in wardrobe for Sabrina. Never one to rest on her laurels.

    • Heather in Arles
      February 27, 2014

      Suze is here! Oh, that makes me “truly, truly happy” too. 🙂

      • February 27, 2014

        Ms. Heather, hostess with the most-ess. We met in Arles 😉 .

    • February 27, 2014

      An ingenue who worked, and worked and worked. I think one of the reasons she’s so beloved, still, is her grace, dedication to her craft, and loving outlook. It just shone through everything she did.

  3. Heather in Arles
    February 27, 2014

    Most beautiful Oscar-winner ever. Period.
    No swan song, no overly serious gown and to be “truly, truly happy”!
    I can never see that clip too many times. To me, it is one of the great Oscar moments in its simplicity and elegance.

    • February 27, 2014

      One of the most beautiful people, ever! Yes?

  4. February 27, 2014

    Goodness. Gracious. Vickie, I’ve watched it about ten times. I’m weeping. Weeping. I also love the “nail biting” top shot. By the way, thanks to your Audrey Hepburn nods, I’ve been listening to the “Breakfast at Tiffany’s soundtrack non-stop! Theadora

    • February 28, 2014

      Great soundtrack! Isn’t she touching? I don’t know that she ever transformed for the camera, but what she did was illuminate each role. Just amazing. I better head over to your site now and see what’s going on and gorgeous!

  5. February 27, 2014

    Awww…the sweetest…the dress….her speech…..sublime.

    • February 28, 2014

      I know! Just transcendent…

  6. February 28, 2014

    So sweet and genuine.

  7. George Kaplan
    March 3, 2014

    It is impossible not to love Ms Hepburn, she was so fragile yet strong, warm, and entirely luminous. Oh, and Roman Holiday is so romantic, funny, and touching. They surely *don’t* make them like THAT anymore.
    Ah, one more thing, Audrey singing Moon River always makes me want to cry. Bella!

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