Tuesday, November 14, 2006

more news from audreyhepburn.com

I received an email from Ellen Erwin, the Executive Director of the Children's Fund this morning. Since it's short, I'll just copy and paste it for everyone to read:

Just to let you know, the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund website has been recently updated and we are redesigning a brand new flash website for launch next year. Thanks for the mention on your website. Will you let your visitors know that our website is current? Thanks so much and best regards

Isn't that great? I can't wait to see how it will change. And maybe they'll post a full schedule of the exhibit's tour in Europe . . .

In other news, tons of articles are popping up about the upcoming auction of the Breakfast at Tiffany's dress, but I've found one article that stands out from the rest. Besides predicting that the dress will fetch about £70,000 ($126,000), this article says that other Audrey dresses will be auctioned! From Charade and Sabrina, though it doesn't say how many. I don't know, maybe the article is wrong, but maybe not. When the My Fair Lady dress went up, all the attention was on the dress, and no one mentioned that costume sketches from The Nun's Story were being sold as well. Well, either way, here's the full article.

The next article talks about the recent Melbourne races (it's the Australian equivalent of Ascot), and how the Little Black Dress was the most popular item worn there. About halfway down the page it talks about Audrey's role in the history of the dress, but the whole article is definitely worth a read, just to get a better history of the dress. You can read it here.

The last article is also from Australia, where they're preparing an exhibition on the ten most photographed people in the world. Audrey is included! Along with Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Queen Victoria, Adolph Hitler, Mahatma Gandhi, John F. Kennedy, Muhammad Ali and Elvis Presley. The exhibit runs from December 9 to March 25 at the Bendigo Art Gallery, and includes rare or "lost" photos along with more well known photos. The original article is here, and you can find a little more information, including ticket prices, here, at the museum's site.

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