Halloween’s here again, and if you’re looking for costume alternatives to “Sexy [insert person’s name]” or you’re looking to prove how impossibly chic and classy you are. Look no further than here for this special edition of The Top 5 Audrey Hepburn-inspired Halloween Costumes:
» During the movie’s climax, Audrey Hepburn’s character starts smasing light bulbs in her apartment in order to make her opponent (Alan Arkin) as blind as she is. When the film was released, the theatres darkened all their lights “to the legal limit” during the last twelve minutes of the film, each light going out as Hepburn smashed each light bulb. The one remaining light in the theatres would be switched off as the last light source in the film went out to maximaze the suspense.
» Hepburn got nominated for an Oscar for her role as Susy Hendrix, whereas Alan Arkin did not get nominated for his role as the terrorizing gangster. When asked if he was surprised that he was overlooked for “Wait Until Dark”, his second movie, Arkin replied: “You don’t get nominated for being mean to Audrey Hepburn!” (apparently this was also a reason why filmmakers had difficulty casting the role that eventually went to Arkin - terrorizing a blind woman would’ve been ok with some candidants but terrorizing the beloved Audrey Hepburn was too much!)
» Audrey doesn’t appear on screen until over 21 minutes into the film
» No costume designers are mentioned in the credits - this is because Hepburn herself picked the clothes she wore from stores in Paris
Today is the 44th anniversary of "Wait Until Dark" premiere
So today is going to be Wait Until Dark - wednesday ! Feel free to ask questions about the movie, submit videos, pictures, quotes and most of all, if given the chance, watch it. It’s a thrilling movie that doesn’t get nearly as much attention as it should (in my opinion anyway) !
Audrey Hepburn Dotti photographed at her home in Rome by Elisabetta Catalano, in March 1976. Audrey was wearing a creation of Valentino (The pink dress with “Poas” of his Fall/ Winter 1972/73 Collection).
Audrey had two yorkshire terriers - the first, named Mr Famous, was given to her by then-husband Mel Ferrer during the filming of Love in the Afternoon in 1957. Beloved Mr Famous was unfortunately hit and killed by a car and to console Audrey, Mel gave her another yorkshire. He was named Assam of Assam due to his eyes and ears (the name stems from Sanskrit, meaning “irregular”).
Audrey Hepburn Dotti photographed at her home in Rome (Well,Audrey was living in her second apartment in Rome in the Parioli área)by Elisabetta Catalano,in March 1976. Audrey was wearing a creation of Valentino(of his Fall/Winter 1972/73 Collection).