Friday, February 26, 2010

Audrey Friday


So we have finally made it to the end of the week dahlings! It's been an extremely long week for me, so I am most definitely welcoming the weekend. It's supposed to rain this evening through tomorrow, so our plans to take Goobie out might have to be postponed, but we will see. I feel that we haven't been able to take her out as much these days because of the unpredictable weather, but hope that Spring will come soon so that we can do more things outdoors with her.  In the meanwhile, we will continue dancing in the kitchen, coloring, and having tea parties indoors :) What do you have planned for the weekend?

Since it's Audrey Friday, I thought I'd share a little Audrey trivia with you today. Hope you enjoy!

Audrey owned a Yorkshire Terrier that she called "Mr. Famous" which she loved very dearly and who appeared with her in a scene in Funny Face. Unfortunately and tragically during the shoot of The Children's Hour, Mr. Famous was run over on Wilshire Boulevard and killed. After the death of Mr. Famous, Mel Ferrer gave Hepburn another Yorkie named Assam of Assam.
 Audrey begged to get out of Alfred Hitchcock's No Bail for the Judge because she didn't want to perform the graphic rape scene; that's also because of her recent role in The Nun's Story (1959)
Was briefly considered for the main role in Cleopatra (1963) but the part went to Elizabeth Taylor
Although she was christened, Audrey Kathleen Ruston, her mother Baroness Ella Van Heemstra temporarily changed the her daughter's name from Audrey to Edda during the war, feeling that "Audrey" might indicate her British roots too strongly.
 Audrey's film career began in 1948 with her role as an airline stewardess in Nederlands in 7 lessen and ended 41 years later in 1989, with her last role in the movie Always with Richard Dreyfuss and Holly Hunter.
 Henry Mancini said of her: "'Moon River' was written for her. No one else had ever understood it so completely. There have been more than a thousand versions of 'Moon River', but hers is inquestionably the greatest".
Because she was a distant relative of King George III of England, Audrey was the distant cousin of Princess Diana of Wales, Prince Rainier of Monaco, and actor Humphrey Bogart
 Told People Magazine that she was very self-conscious about her size-10 feet.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend,

4 comments:

lissa said...

I also like the one about the deer that she has as pet on the movie set of Green Mansions, at least I think it was a deer

anyway, great tidbits on audrey

Recessionista! said...

Oh Audrey...what I would do for those brows.

Loving your blog, honey! It's so much fun! :)

lakhsmita indira said...

How can i not love you...

xxoo

BaronessVonVintage said...

just a plethora of Audrey info I never really knew! THANKS!