By Martin Gitlin
From the instant she seemed at the American silver monitor as a runaway princess in Roman Holiday, Audrey Hepburn used to be liked through critics and audiences alike. From her early life activism within the Dutch resistance flow in the course of international conflict II, to her wide movie occupation, her charity paintings for UNICEF, and her roles as a spouse, mom, and model icon, Audrey Hepburn's position in American cultural heritage is delivered to lifestyles 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 attract scholars of yankee reviews, American background, movie, and renowned 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 type and tradition, specifically vintage movies of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Her tale additionally illuminates the adventure of daily humans dwelling 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 flow in the course of international battle II, to her large movie occupation, her charity paintings for UNICEF.
With wonderful aptitude, this attractive biography explores the lifestyles and paintings of 1 of the main liked actresses ever to grace the degree and reveal. Readers will discover the German career of her native land in the course of international conflict II and her anti-Nazi resistance actions, her early degree roles and her discovery by means of French novelist Colette, who forged her within the degree construction of Gigi, her prestige as model icon, and a behind-the-scenes check out the casting and filming of a few of her so much famous 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