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The Pursuit of Classiness

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A blog dedicated to my favorite classic Hollywood stars and movies. A tribute to a bygone era. And a place for less-than-coherent fangirling.

If you aren't an Audrey Hepburn fan, you probably won't like it here...

Aside from Audrey, some of my favorite stars are: Joan Greenwood, Steve McQueen, Gene Kelly, Myrna Loy, Fred Astaire, Donald O'Connor, Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Gene Tierney, Grace Kelly, and Lena Horne.

I also have a slight Edith Head obsession...

"What is needed in order to really become a star is an extra element which God gives you or doesn’t give you. You’re born with it. You cannot learn it. God kissed Audrey Hepburn on the cheek and there she was." Billy Wilder

"She was the most extraordinary, natural actress.. but not even so much an actress as a person of great, great quality. Great depth, great intelligence, great human, a wonderful, wonderful lady. I treasure in my recollections of my career those six months that we spent in Rome; probably the happiest experience that I had making movies." Gregory Peck

"I’ve never seen anybody change so much in front of a camera as Audrey. In life, you’d think ‘How is she going to get through the day or even the hour?’ Her hands were shaking, she’s smoking too much, she’s worried, she’s being kind of desperately nice to everybody, she’s so fragile… But between the time she stepped in front of the camera and you said ‘Action!’, something happened. She pulled it together. A kind of strength through vulnerability - strength like an iron butterfly… The performance was true, never weak, always strong and clear. It was an amazing thing to watch, this professional completely in charge of her instrument without even thinking about it. I think it was all second nature." Peter Bogdanovich

"I have been in pictures for thirty years, and I have never had a more enthusiastic leading lady than Audrey. She puts more light and energy into her acting than anyone else I’ve ever met." Gary Cooper 

Happy 85th Birthday Audrey Kathleen Ruston aka Audrey Hepburn (May 4th, 1929 - January 20th, 1993)

(Source: missingaudrey, via liggytheauthoress)

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20 years ago today, the world lost one of its brightest, sweetest, most talented angels.

I never met Audrey Hepburn (I was born about ten months after she died), but she’s still touched me in a way that no one else has.

Rest in peace, Audrey. The world will never see your like again.

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