Sunday, September 09, 2007

Goodbye, José; please learn by example

As many of you might know by now, last week José Luis de Vilallonga died at age 83. Jose was known in the Audrey Hepburn world as the man who played the dashing Brazilian boyfriend of Holly Golightly, José da Silva Pereira. José was a man of many talents, though, as he was also an author and a highly respected aristocrat, writing as a journalist and publishing the official biography of King Juan Carlos of Spain. You can read more about José's fascinating life here.

The second article I'd like to share is a little old as well (for some reason I just sat on it instead of posting it right away), but still very pertinent, I think. You'd have to live under a rock on the moon to have not heard about a certain socialite's stint in jail, a young woman with the initials P.H. I don't want to put her name here because I really don't want to. You know who I'm talking about and that's all that matters. Anyway, after being released from jail and loudly proclaiming that she was a changed woman and would now use her status as a so-called icon to help others, P.H. has done little, if anything, towards that goal. MSNBC, however, won't let P.H. forget her promise and even published an article showing her how to go about using her celebrity towards a better cause. Their golden example? None other than Audrey Hepburn. Even if you can't stand P.H., please read the article, if just to get yourself motivated or to remind yourself of why you love Audrey. As if you needed reminders! It's a wonderful article and while being aimed at a certain heiress, really applies to any young woman who needs a little help shaking off the silliness and immaturity and learning to really think beyond yourself, which will finally make you useful towards other people. "Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others."

1 comment:

Savannah said...

Of course Audrey Hepburn would be a ALPHA example on how to use your power, media skills, and money to help the poor and hungry. She's just so amazing!
What I didn't like about P.H. is that when I was looking for new Audrey Hepburn pictures on the internet, her face showed up on the screen. He was imitating Audrey's famous picture from Breakfast at Tiffany's. It totally made me sick!
She really, really, shouldn't have done that. She's such a wannabe. She could NEVER come close to the real deal.
But nonetheless, I still L O V E Audrey!!