My Links and Likes this month are coming from Bonnie Scotland, as I am currently holidaying in a cosy cottage in the grounds of ‘Castle Kennedy’ in the South West of the country. Whilst I hunker down next to a roaring fire in Icehouse Cottage ( it is toasty here, honest;) )
, I will share a few pictures of where we are stopping , as well as some of my recent favourite blog posts. 🙂
I love the look of this Colour Walk on Sarah’s blog. What a fun idea!
If you like Steampunk the Discovery Museum in Newcastle is hosting a ‘Fabricating History‘ exhibition from the 12th November. What if Lovelace and Babbage had computerised the 1840s and Steam powered airships had actually taken off !
To get you in the mood for mulled wine and festive markets The Well Travelled Man has been reminiscing about Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland. 🙂
I just had to include Danielle’s blog about the North East invasion of Snow Dogs. Her quest to find as many as possible was shared by her gorgeously photogenic and well behaved pooch Baker. What a sweetie. ^^
I have never been to Northern Ireland but this post by ‘ The Travelling B’ could persuade me.:)
Paula has been enjoying a decadent breakfast at The Savoy. Could Breakfast be the new Afternoon Tea??
Well thats all for now. I will be back in a week or so with lots of adventures in Scotland.Already in my element, as have seen Red squirrel, Herons and Roedeer. 🙂
Cataloging the movies of the captivating Miss Hepburn I have done mostly for myself ~ as well, who wouldn’t desire a list of them all in one place. 🙂 I’ve decided to concentrate on the period between 1953 and 1968 as this is within the time-span in which she made the bulk of her films. Before 1953 there were small parts in a handful of British films and by 1968 she had all but retired , rarely tempted to return to the limelight. So may I present the fabulous films of Audrey Hepburn.
Roman Holiday 1953.
Story of a fairytale princess torn between love and duty. Filmed in Rome and also starring Gregory Peck, this romantic comedy was box office gold….and Audrey won an Oscar!
Romantic Comedy about a cinderella like character ( Audrey as chauffeurs daughter ‘Sabrina’) who returns from Paris and captures the attentions of two dashing brothers. And an Oscar nomination. 🙂
War and Peace 1955.
Sprawling epic of Tolstoy’s classic documenting the tangled lives of two aristocratic families against a back drop of Napolean’s Russian Invasion. Audrey plays the beautiful Natasha.
Funny Face 1957.
Charming musical concerning a shy waif like book seller ( Hepburn) who is discovered by a photographer ( Astaire) and whisked away to Paris to become a top model. Here Audrey gets to dance with legend Astaire, wear beautiful Givenchy gowns and be photographed in front of every Parisienne landmark. Heavenly.:)
Love In The Afternoon 1957
Audrey stayed in Paris to film another romantic comedy, this time with Gary Cooper. He plays a philandering playboy ‘Frank Flannigan’ and she is ‘Ariane’ , the daughter of a private detective employed by one of his lovers husbands. After hearing her fathers client threatening to kill Frank she decides to warn him and ends up falling head over heals in love herself. Can she keep his interest by pretending to be worldly wise and sophisticated ?
The Nun’s story 1959.
A total change of scenery here as Audrey is ‘sister Luke’, a nun whose faith is tested by assignments in a mental hospital, nursing in the Congo and the Nazi occupation. An oscar nominated role.
Green Mansions 1959.
Mel Ferrer ( Audrey’s then husband) directs her in this romantic jungle adventure. Audrey plays ‘Rima’ who lives in the forests of Venezuela. And Anthony Perkins ( Psycho) plays her love interest. Loving the fawn. 🙂
The Unforgiven 1960.
Who knew that Audrey appeared in a Western ! In this not to well recieved John Huston directed western she plays the adopted sister of Burt Lancaster, whose family come to claim her back when it is revealed she is actually the daughter of Indians.
Breakfast at Tiffanys 1961
A return to form ( and an Oscar nomination) for Audrey in personally my favourite of her movies. Based on Truman Capote’s screenplay the story revolves around a ditsy New York socialite ‘Holly Golightly’ and her quest to bag a rich man without getting emotionally attached along the way. The only time she feels truely happy is when she is staring into the window of the New York jewellers ‘Tiffanys’. But maybe an Orange Cat and George Peppard will make a difference to her life. 😀
The Children’s Hour 1961.
This drama about rumour and reputation centres on two former classmates ( Hepburn and Maclaine) who start up a boarding school for girls. A troublemaking student who is punished for telling a lie spreads false accusations that the teachers are lesbians and the fallout is devestating. A darker film for Audrey and a sign of the times back then.
Often referred to as the ‘Best Hitchcock movie that Hitchcock never made’ , Audrey was finally paired with Cary Grant in this romantic comedy/mystery, filmed on location in Paris. 🙂
Paris When It Sizzles 1964.
Also filmed in Paris ( Yes I think Miss Hepburn must have loved the city!) is this romantic comedy starring William Holden ( previously seen with her in Sabrina) as a play-write suffering from writers block. Audrey’s role is of a secretary assigned to him to help him overcome it.
My Fair Lady1964.
An iconic role for our fair lady in this well loved musical. Rex Harrison plays the snobbish Professor Higgins who wagers he can transform a common flower girl ( Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle) into a lady of high society.
How To Steal A Million 1966.
Romantic comedy caper filmed wherelse but Audrey’s beloved Paris. Audrey plays the daughter of an old art forger. Worried that her father’s fakery is about to be discovered she persuades a high-society thief ( O’Toole) to help her steal one of his paintings from a gallery.
Two For The Road 1967.
A total change of scenery for Audrey here. No more Givenchy gowns. This film chronicles the ups and downs of a ten year marriage and Albert Finney plays her husband.
Wait until Dark 1967.
This thriller about a blind woman terrorised by violent drug smugglers would be Audrey’s last film for nearly a decade. The movie would earn her an Oscar nomination.
After Wait Until Dark Audrey’s first marriage to Mel Ferrer would break down. She married again (and divorced) and devoted her energies to raising her two sons, briefly returning to Hollywood occasionally to make films such as Robin and Marian with Sean Connery. Her last role would be that of an Angel in Stephen Speilberg’s Always in 1990.
How many of Audrey’s movies have you watched ? There are quite a few on the list I have yet to see !
When Janet from the blog Words That Can Only Be Your Own posted about the annual Thrifty Christmas Gift Swap she started last year , I couldn’t wait to sign up. It sounds such a fun and festive idea. I knew I would enjoy putting a box together for my recipiant Kate ,who is a new Mum with a love of vintage and reading among her interests. Janet asks that your box should be all about hand made and thrifty finds and the suggested price be around the £12 mark. I couldn’t wait to get started. 🙂
I’m not terribly good at the whole handmade malarky but as I frequent the odd craft and vintage fair with my Mrs Tibbs Teacups stall , I am in a good position to hunt down some pretty things. 🙂 Here is what I put in Kates box.
A Christmas Spice fragranced expresso cup candle. I found a set of two mustard expresso cups at a vintage fair and thought they would make adorable candles. I think it has a cozy retro look.
A festive felt Christmas Pud brooch made by the lovely ladies at Juniper Spools . I had to purchase myself one too…..they are so cute.
A darling dove decoration, perfect for the tree. My friend Lisa has a tile company Tile Productions and makes gorgeous tags and coasters with any spare material left over.
A copy of Truman Capote’s ‘ Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ which I found in a second hand book shop.I loved the film starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. It does differ from the book though…so I would love to know how Kate finds it.
A pretty bow brooch pinned to a Bo Peep playing card. I like to sell vintage brooches atached to these nursery rhyme cards as they’re quirkiness always attracts attention.:)
There’s been an awful lot of the aloof yet outgoing O2 cat on the telly recently , embracing his inner dog and all that. Made me think about some of the Cool Kitty’s I have spied in the movies over the years. Most of them are purrfectly aware they are the actual Film Stars! They don’t need to Be More Dog. Here are just a few of my fave film felines.
Hope you enjoyed my post. Who are your favorite Cat stars of the silver screen?
One of my fave all time films is the fabulous Breakfast at Tiffanys. But I have never seen it before at the cinema. So I was super excited when some girl friends invited me to a Ladies Night film screening of this wonderful Audrey Hepburn classic at our local cinema ‘The Grand’ in clitheroe. The Ladies Nights are on the first Tuesday eve of every month and they include a yummy two course meal and a movie for the very reasonable price of £12.50 per head.
Amazingly Some of the girls had never seen Breakfast at Tiffanys before. Incase you haven’t, the film is a 1961 romantic comedy concerning a kooky naive New York socialite Holly Golightly ( Hepburn ) and a struggling writer ( George Peppard-Remember him from the A-Team!) who live in the same apartment block. Here are some fab images from the movie: )
I love so many of the fabulous accessories Holly uses in the film. I am quite inspired to purchase a lovely blue eye mask , some big shades, a little black dress and er maybe even a young George Peppard. : )
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