Monday, January 15, 2007

Katie Couric has an Audrey Hepburn birthday; Audrey teaches a lesson

You might have heard about this already, but for news anchor Katie Couric's 50th birthday, she decided to have a Breakfast at Tiffany's themed party. Katie wore an Audrey-inspired little black dress and joined her 200 guests at Tiffany's, a rare occurance for the jewelry store. I haven't found any pictures of the event yet, but you can read more here.

Next up, a woman talks about her lifelong obsession with shiny things -- jewels, to be exact -- and how it took the loss of her life's collection and a modest woman named Audrey Hepburn to turn away from that obsession. This woman is a journalist and got to interview Audrey and couldn't help but notice Audrey's modest choice in jewelry: two small pinky rings on her fingers. Though very small and modest, Audrey glowed over them as if they were the crown jewels because one had been given to her by Robert Wolders, her companion, and the other by her two sons. An important lesson was learned that changed a woman's life, and it makes for a lovely read. To read the full article, click here. The Audrey pertinent section starts 7 paragraphs up from the end.

And lastly, if you're in the US or Canada (or have satellite cable), Turner Classic Movies is airing Paris When It Sizzles this month on the 26 at 8 pm. Keeping with their annual tradition, TCM will have their 31 Days of Oscar, which will showcase movies that have won Oscars for Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Costume Design, Best Original Song, Best Actor and Best Actress. Quite a few Audrey films will be featured, of course, and you can see exactly when they're going to be on by going here for February's schedule and here for March's schedule.

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