on 16 January 2013
This beautiful book has to be my favorite photographic tribute to the legendary actress Audrey Hepburn, whose singular smile and stand-out features are truly memorable. This is what I would like to call a `Coffee Table book' and is something that you can easily slip into your handbag, read on the train or makes an ideal gift for that glamorous friend who has it all! Ardent fans of Audrey will be enchanted and captivated by the stunning captions within this book, taken from many of her most beloved, well-known films like Funny Face, Roman holiday or Breakfast at Tiffany's. Just as her beauty is timeless as too is this tribute to her, which alongside the full-color photographs contains detailed information about her acting career and more personal side as well as highlighting distinctive quotes. Each chapter focuses on a particular aspect, such as visual filmography, chronology, bibliography and Audrey: Incandescent.
*Note: much of the book is written in German (besides the English)*
"For me, the only things of interest are those linked to the heart" Audrey Hepburn
"Here was a girl good at everything but shedding tears...When it came to a poignant scene, Wyler had to scare the wits out of her" Gregory Peck
"Audrey was always entirely certain of who she was and how she wanted us to see her" Richard Avedon
"She had that rare thing - audience authority. The thing that makes everybody look at you when you're onstage" Raymond Rouleau
"...She has authentic charm. Most people have simply nice manners" Alfred Lunt
This delightful book is a must-have for any devoted admirer of this beautiful, extraordinary and elegant woman who shall never be forgotten. It is mainly photographs rather than much writing, and so it makes for an ideal gift or something to flick through whilst sitting in the hairdresser. Capturing her perfectly in a snapshot! Audrey has to be one of the most beautiful people both inside and out, with a heart that shone with warmth and love - and this book certainly captures the true essence of her. A great little book and one that I would recommend!