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 liked by means of critics and audiences alike. From her youth activism within the Dutch resistance circulation in the course of global battle II, to her large movie occupation, her charity paintings for UNICEF, and her roles as a spouse, mom, and style icon, Audrey Hepburn's position in American cultural historical past is delivered to existence for a brand new new release of readers. that includes illustrations, a timeline of occasions, a specific bibliography, and an appendix of Hepburn's movie, degree, and television appearances, this quantity will attract scholars of yank experiences, American historical past, movie, and well known culture.
A swish and diminutive presence onscreen, Hepburn breathed existence into probably the most iconic movie roles in Hollywood heritage. to check her lifestyles is to review American model and tradition, in particular 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 international battle II, and the probabilities 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 wide movie profession, her charity paintings for UNICEF.
With interesting aptitude, this attractive biography explores the existence and paintings of 1 of the main loved actresses ever to grace the level and monitor. Readers will discover the German profession of her place of origin in the course of global conflict II and her anti-Nazi resistance actions, her early level roles and her discovery through French novelist Colette, who solid her within the degree creation of Gigi, her prestige as model icon, and a behind-the-scenes look at the casting and filming of a few of her such a lot recognized movies, together with Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sabrina, and My reasonable Lady.
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Audrey Hepburn: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) by Martin Gitlin