If you don’t know it yet, pretty soon you will figure it out- I am a huge Audrey Hepburn fan. I could probably write blog after blog about her! There is so much more to Audrey Hepburn than the Givenchy black dress & Tiffany’s.
I was first introduced to Audrey one summer in my early teen years. I grew up in a small tiny town where there was absolutely nothing to do! I spent my summers reading and watching old movies. I would walk to the library at least once a week. Besides books, I was also allowed to check out two movies at a time. The movies the library had were mostly old classics. One of those movies happened to be Roman Holiday. I liked Audrey Hepburn’s character so much that I wanted to learn more about the actress. As I learned more about her, I began to admire her for much more than her work in movies. She was truly one of a kind.
I have so many favorite scenes & quotes from Roman Holiday. For example, Audrey Hepburn’s character recites a poem that I absolutely love:
If I were dead and buried, and I heard your voice; Beneath the sod, my heart would still rejoice.
Wow-that speaks to true everlasting love. If you haven’t watched Roman Holiday yet, you have to go buy it now! No Valentine’s Day plans? Have a movie night with your girlfriends and watch this romantic comedy. Or with your significant other. Make it a theme night with Italian food, wine & champagne! It beats going to a crowded restaurant where you will probably have to wait an hour or longer for a table.
**ATTENTION: Fellow Audrey Hepburn fans, there is an Audrey Hepburn Life Magazine reissue on newsstands now until 4/12/2013. It’s full of photographs by her photographer Bob Willoughby. They seem to come out with a reissue every 5 years because I have the one from 2008. I did not even realize there was another reissue out this year until my mother-in-law presented me with it. **
And so I leave you now with a memorable scene from Roman Holiday:
Princess Ann: I hate this nightgown. I hate all my nightgowns, and I hate all my underwear too.
Countess: My dear, you have lovely things.
Princess Ann: But I’m not two hundred years old. Why can’t I sleep in pajamas?
Princess Ann: Just the top part. Did you know that there are people who sleep with absolutely nothing on at all?
Countess: I rejoice to say I do not.