Tag Archives: 60’s

Photo of the Day – “Paris”

Good morning! Have a great week! 😉

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William Holden and Audrey Hepburn during the recording of “Paris When It Sizzles” (1963). Photo by Bob Willoughby.

Photo of the Day – Kelly & Kelly

Double Kelly for you tonight: Grace Kelly and Gene Kelly! Photo of 1961 ❤

Princess Grace and Gene Kelly

Grace Kelly and Gene Kelly

Credit: Corbis-Bettmann

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Tips of books

Hello darling!!

Tonight I’ll give you a simple tip of two books which I’m using in my monograph to conclude the graduation course in the university and I’ve already used one of them here, in the first posts…

And why I will talk about them? Because they are about classic cinema, of course!

The first one is about the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, its adaptation from novel to cinema, the movie backstages, some stories and a lot of interesting things about the movie. The book also talks about Audrey Hepburn’s career beginning until she starred this film as Holly Golightly. Another interesting theme in this book is how women were represented in the 50’s and 60’s in American cinema. Give a look in a photo of the book (in Brazilian version) and in some pictures which are inside it. All the informations about the book are after the photos (in the original version, in English).

The book in Brazilian version

The book in Brazilian version

Some pictures in the book

Some pictures in the book

  • Original title: Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. – Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the dawn of the modern woman
  • Author: Sam Wasson
  • Year of publication: 2010
  • Publishing house: Harper

The second tip of book is a Marilyn Monroe’s biography. And I’m indicating this book because you should know that some of her biographies are quite sensationalists. But, reading this one (that a big fan of her, indicated to me), you can see all the stories and legends about this cultural icon treated in a way more serious and credible. Besides, you can realize how the big movie stars were built by Hollywood. Like the another book, the photos are in the Brazilian version of the book and the informations are after.

Cover book (Brazilian version)

The book in Brazilian version

Some photos in the book

Some pictures in the book

  • Original title: The secret life of Marilyn Monroe
  • Author: J. Randy Taraborrelli
  • Year of publication: 2009
  • Publishing house: Rose Books

 

I hope you have enjoyed these tips!! See you! 😉

Video of the Day – “Moon River” by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

To start this new category here in the blog, let’s see again this beautiful scene of Holly Golightly singing “Moon River” in her window. Enjoy! ❤

New Babies

Hello!! 🙂

After some changes, I’m here again!

Today I’ll show you my beautiful (and new) babies, which a friend of mine bought for me in his last travel.

New DVDs

Yeah, I’m talking about more two Audrey Hepburn’s movies! (the titles are in Portuguese cause they were bought in São Paulo, Brazil!)

– The first one is “Love In The Afternoon” (1957), starred by Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper and Maurice Chevalier, directed by Billy Wilder. This romance tells the story about a detective (Maurice Chevalier) who is hired to follow a woman suspected of infidelity with a womanizer (Gary Cooper). Then, the detective’s daughter, Ariane (Audrey Hepburn), falls in love with this guy. There is a little bit of drama and action in this movie too.

– The second movie is “The Unforgiven” (1960), starred by Audrey Hepburn and Burt Lancaster, directed by John Huston. This movie is the only western in Audrey’s career and tells the story of Rachel Zachary, an indian who was adopted by a white family and, after a long time, it was discovered her indian’s blood and this causes big fights in the community.

So, with these two new DVDs, my Audrey movies collection is growing up!! There are fourteen movies right now! 😀

And you? Do you have some movies’ collection? Tell me, I would love to read about! 😉

Supercalifragilis…

Hello!!

I’m here today to tell about a magical night…

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Well, yesterday I went to cinema to watch “Mary Poppins” (yeah, that musical movie starred by Julie Andrews as the adorable nanny!) which I’ve already watched a thousand times. But like I said about other classic movies: it’s totally different watch it in the big screen, it’s literally magical!! 😀

Movie Ticket

Movie ticket

This movie, of 1964, was produced by Walt Disney and it’s the sixth musical movie in the list of American Film Institute (AFI) about the “Greatest Movie Musicals of All Time“. (The complete list you can see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AFI%27s_Greatest_Movie_Musicals).

Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins

Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins

In 1965, “Mary Poppins” won the principal movie awards: the BAFTA (United Kingdom), the Golden Globe Awards (USA), the Grammy Awards (USA) and the Academy Awards (USA) in the categories: best actress (Julie Andrews), best visual effects, best edition, best original song and best soundtrack. The movie also was indicated to other eight categories in the Academy Awards. Moreover, “Mary Poppins” had the largest box office of the world in the year of 1964!

Here is one of my favorite songs in this movie:

And, to finish, I only have one more word to say:

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!! 🙂