Thursday, November 02, 2006

A blast from the past, plus an extended trailer

Audrey news seems slow today (I'll refrain from making any Day of the Dead jokes), but I did find two fun things. The first is an excerpt from an old issue of Variety -- from 1958, to be exact. If you're not familiar with the "trade rag," it's written in slang, since it's mainly for people in the entertainment industry who understand that silly talk. Anyway, the excerpt was from the set of Audrey's latest movie, The Nun's Story, and talks about her upcoming projects, including one that never made it off the ground. To read the whole article, click here.

Variety also made a list of the Top 100 Icons of the Century, and Audrey made the list! I don't know exactly where, since the list is alphabetized and only the top 10 are actually numbered, but the whole list can be found here, and she is about halfway down the page, directly to the left of Hitchcock's picture (ironically).

Wow . . . I was searching through Variety's news archives and one of the first stories to pop up was from November of 1993. It said that Diana Maychick's terrible biography, Audrey Hepburn: An Intimate Portait, had been optioned for a film and they were eager to cast Audrey and produce a 4 hour miniseries. Obviously, it never came to be, but I was amazed that I'd never heard of this before! Granted, I wasn't a fan yet, but even so, you'd think the story would have been more often told. Anyway, you can read the story for yourself here, and if you'd like, here's a link to all of the Audrey-related searches on Variety.

Lastly, Criterion has a profile on You Tube now and is posting trailers to some of the movies they offer in their collection! There's a 3 minute trailer of Charade (below), but here's the link straight to their profile, if you want to see what other great movies they have to offer.

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