Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Rednesday, and Roman Holiday

Red + Wednesday=Rednesday at It's a Very Cherry World, and this is my first contribution.  I should be able to participate regularly, because though I rarely wear red, I do love it in my home.  

Something else I love is Audrey Hepburn movies.  My mom introduced them to me when I was in my teens, and now that I have my own teenage daughter, I'm sharing them with her (my son, too, though he often feigns a lack of interest, at first).
   

Last night we watched Roman Holiday.  It's cool to see Audrey in her first starring role, for which she won an Academy Award!  The Girl was impressed that the movie itself garnered ten Oscar noms; in addition to Audrey's Oscar, there were wins for Writing and for Costume Design (Edith Head--see this great post about her by Willow).

Since the movie was actually filmed in Rome instead of on a Hollywood set, it was fun showing The Girl places that her dad and I had visited fifteen years ago, including the Spanish Steps, the Coliseum, and the Forum.  The Girl and The Boy will likely get to toss their own coins in Fontana Trevi sometime in the next few years.

Do you have a favorite Audrey Hepburn movie?  It's hard for me to choose, but several that come to mind are Funny Face, Wait Until Dark, Charade, and Sabrina...

15 comments:

Heleen said...

I love the really old movies!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

My Fair Lady , hands down!! Welcome to Rednesday! Great post!
Debbie-dabble

The Homemaker In High Heels said...

Love Roman Holiday!There is one scene where Gregory Peck is talking to Audrey(I think they are sitting on some steps?) and he smiles {swoon} and laughs a little...oh, be still my heart!

Sherry from Alabama said...

Funny you should mention Audrey Hepburn today, I checked out "Sabrina" from the library just this past week. Loved it! I have to admit that I haven't seen many of her movies, but I hope to remedy that soon!

This is my first time to particpate in REDnesday and it has led me to so many beautiful blogs, including yours. Hope you get a chance to visit me soon.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Celestial Charms said...

Loved Sabrina. I think most of her movies are fabulous. She was one of a kind, for sure.
Maureen

~~Carol~~ said...

The only AH movie I've ever seen is Wait Until Dark. I'm so ashamed! But now I want to see Roman Holiday! And I want to check out the rest of your blog. Sounds like you lead a very interesting life!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

AshTreeCottage said...

I love old movies too. I think that my remote is permanently stuck on Turner Classic Movies!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xx00

Berowne said...

ONE of my favorite Audrey Hepburn movies is her life: as a kid in Holland during attacks by the Nazis, etc., etc. Fascinating stuff.

Diann @ the Thrifty Groove said...

Love that movie!

And I really like your vintage woman in the blue dress on your blog header!

CACHANILLA73 said...

Those planter are very nice. I do love Audrey, too. Sabrina is one of my favorites.

RMb said...

i like your plants's pots!!
if i had to pick a favorite audrey hepburn movie, i would have to say Sabrina (and, i know it's a cliche, but breakfast at tiffany's too). :)
great post!

SueLovesCherries said...

Guten tag! Willkommen zum Rednesday! I lived in Germany, just outside Darmstadt, for 4 months; and Belgium, next to Waterloo, for 2 years - working for missionaries.

I love your "Happy" blog design - she's fabulous, isn't she? Hope to see more of you around - visit anytime!

Sandy said...

Welcome! This is always a fun post to do! I love Red, anything, but like you I don't wear it in my clothes. Your blog is really fun! Love the vintage colors and theme!

Donna Rafferty said...

I love your blog header and red pots!

I have to admit I haven't seen many movies with Audrey Hepburn - I'll have to check some out.

amyparishphotography said...

Gotta be "Breakfast at Tiffany's"

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