By Martin Gitlin
From the instant she seemed at the American silver display as a runaway princess in Roman Holiday, Audrey Hepburn used to be loved by way of critics and audiences alike. From her adolescence activism within the Dutch resistance flow in the course of global conflict II, to her large movie profession, her charity paintings for UNICEF, and her roles as a spouse, mom, and style icon, Audrey Hepburn's position in American cultural heritage is dropped at existence for a brand new iteration of readers. that includes illustrations, a timeline of occasions, a particular bibliography, and an appendix of Hepburn's movie, level, and television appearances, this quantity will entice scholars of yank experiences, American historical past, movie, and well known culture.
A sleek and diminutive presence onscreen, Hepburn breathed lifestyles into probably the most iconic movie roles in Hollywood background. to check her lifestyles is to review American type and tradition, specially vintage motion pictures of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Her tale additionally illuminates the event of daily humans residing in Europe in the course of global struggle II, and the chances of modern day activism as exemplified in her paintings for UNICEF within the 80s and early 90s. From her early life activism within the Dutch resistance stream in the course of international struggle II, to her broad movie profession, her charity paintings for UNICEF.
With wonderful aptitude, this attractive biography explores the lifestyles and paintings of 1 of the main loved actresses ever to grace the degree and display. Readers will discover the German career of her native land in the course of global conflict II and her anti-Nazi resistance actions, her early level roles and her discovery by means of French novelist Colette, who forged her within the level construction of Gigi, her prestige as style icon, and a behind-the-scenes look at the casting and filming of a few of her so much famous motion pictures, together with Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sabrina, and My reasonable Lady.
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