1993 1st year edition; Carol Publishing Group, New York; black and white photos; hardbound in eggshell and ivory boards with black lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket quite good with minimal wear on edges - see pics.
When she began writing her biography of Audrey Hepburn, author Diana Maychick never dreamed she would have such unprecedented access to the reclusive and legendary star. Audrey Hepburn insisted that a proper biography could never be completed unless she was willing to share some intensely personal and painful memories. For the next year, Hepburn and Maychick spent countless hours together in conversation, as Audrey opened up about her childhood, her careers, and the loves of her life.
What emerges from the pages of AUDREY HEPBURN is a wonderfully personal look at one of the most elegant women of the century. It celebrates her fabled rise from show girl to film star and how, with her beguiling eyes and sophisticated manners, she seduced Hollywood away from its fixation on blond bombshells. She discusses her innermost feelings about the men in her life--William Holden, Mel Ferrer, Givenchy, Andrea Dotti, Albert Finney, Ben Gazzara, and Robbie Wolders--as well as how she felt about working with some of the screen's leading men, inlcuding Gregory Peck, Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, Fred Astaire, and Gary Cooper, in some of the most enduringly charming films of all time, 'Roman Holiday,' 'Sabrina,' 'Love in the Afternoon,' 'Funny Face,' ' 'Breakfast at Tiffany's,' 'Charade,' and 'My Fair Lady.'
We also get an intimate view of Hepburn's evolution from film legend to ambassador for UNICEF and an appreciation of her tireless efforts on behalf of starving children. Her valiant trips to Somalia, even as she was dying in 1992, provided a poignant message to an often indifferent world that something had to be done to avert the death of millions in that war-torn nation.