Sunday, June 21, 2015

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits Of An Icon



This fascinating photographic exhibition will illustrate the life of actress and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993). From her early years as a chorus girl in London’s West End through to her philanthropic work in later life, Portraits of an Icon will celebrate one of the world’s most photographed and recognisable stars.

A selection of more than seventy images will define Hepburn’s iconography, including classic and rarely seen prints from leading twentieth-century photographers such as Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Terry O’Neill, Norman Parkinson and Irving Penn.

Alongside these, an array of vintage magazine covers, film stills, and extraordinary archival material will complete her captivating story.

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8 comments:

  1. Audrey was so beautiful, yet I thought she was terribly miscast in some of her more famous movies - My Fair Lady and Breakfast at Tiffany's come to mind. The Nun Story she did a very good job, but her looks were always distracting to me. Didn't matter back then to most people, I guess.

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    1. I guess I was enthralled with her looks/manners and didn't notice anything more. :) I was in love with Janet Leigh when I was six or so. :) Just noticed: In late 1948, Leigh was hailed the "No. 1 glamour girl" of Hollywood, although known for her polite, generous and down-to-earth persona.[14]

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    2. I agree that Audrey was the epitome of a well-mannered beautiful woman. Janet Leigh, to me, was a very under-rated actress. We all remember her in Psycho, but do you remember her in Manchurian Candidate with Frank Sinatra? She did a very good job in that movie, I think.

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  2. She was a classic beauty, just like Loretta Young and Lauren Bacall. It's a shame Hollywood lost all the glamor and romance of that era.

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  3. indyjonesouthereJune 22, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    Current Hollywood women can't hold a candle to the older generations.

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