Audrey Hepburn: An Elegant Spirit

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Simon and Schuster, 2003 - 230

In an era of Hollywood icons, no star shined brighter than Audrey Hepburn. Her charm, her grace, her frail humanity and, of course, that stunning face delighted moviegoers across the world. On-screen and onstage she dazzled millions as Gigi, Eliza Doolittle and Holly Golightly. But to her son Sean she was simply "Mummy."

In the first insider portrait of Audrey Hepburn, Sean Hepburn Ferrer offers an intimate glimpse into the life of Hollywood's most celebrated actress. In this emotional and candid memoir, Sean tells his mother's remarkable story, from her childhood in war-torn Holland to the height of her fame to her autumn years far from the camera and the crush of the paparazzi. It is a rare look at Audrey not from the photographer's lens, but through the eyes of the son who adored her.

Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit features nearly three hundred photographs, documents and artwork by Audrey herself, many of which have previously been unavailable. In this unprecedented memoir, Sean Hepburn Ferrer remembers the actress the world adored as only a son can.

More than a Hollywood biography, Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit is about the relationship between a son and his mother. Sean introduces us to an Audrey who was as profoundly sad as she was beautiful. Helpless to change the cruelties of the world and powerless against her own insecurities, Audrey was a devoted mother to Sean -- "my best friend," he calls her -- and his brother, Luca. And when they were older, they were proud to see their mother use her fame to help the children of the world who were in need. As the spokeswoman for UNICEF, Audrey brought worldwide attention to the tragic lives of millions of impoverished children. And now Sean Hepburn Ferrer continues that work with the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund (www.audreyhepburn.com), to which he has donated his proceeds from this book.

 

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Recenzja użytkownika  - LeslieHurd - LibraryThing

Audrey Hepburn as viewed through the loving eyes of her son, Sean Ferrer. While the book is full of pictures by many famous photographers, as well as family photos, the subject matter is her impact as ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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Recenzja użytkownika  - pennsylady - LibraryThing

This became a 5 * and a favorite for me. The title is perfect "An Elegant Spirit" A touching memorial, unprecedented.......... Nearly 300 photos and documents included. I loved it! Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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THE SECRET
KISSED ON THE CHEEK
EMOTIONAL HUNGER
I CAN RECALI CHAPTER 3 UNFORGETTABLE
ONE OFTHEM
THE SILENCE OFTHE SOUL
TOGETHERTHERE IS NOTHING WE CANNOT DO CHAPTER 7 THE PRICE OF FOREVER
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Sean Hepburn Ferrer was born in films. His mother is Audrey Hepburn, his father Mel Ferrer. He has worked in all aspects of motion picture development, production, post-production and marketing. Sean founded the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund to continue his mother's legacy of helping children in need all over the world. Educated in Europe and fluent in French, Italian, Spanish, English and Portuguese, he lives in Santa Monica and Tuscany with his wife and his two children.

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