Page 132: Audrey on the backlot, on her bike, her Yorshire terrier Assam of Assam in the bike basket, riding to work during the shooting of My Fair Lady. (The nameplate on the bike basket reads Eliza, for Eliza Doolittle, of course.)
Page 93: Audrey in color, a fawn named Pippin – her co-star in 1959’s Green Mansions -- nestling its head on the actress’ chest .
Page 136-137: Audrey and her Two for the Road co-star, a tousle-haired Albert Finney, joking around during the shoot of the 1967 Stanley Donen ’s gem.
On newsstands now, Remembering Audrey: 20 Years Later is a reissue of Life magazine’s illustrated bio of the iconic British actress and style avatar. Audrey Hepburn appeared in some 30 films from the 1950s to the 1980s, and Life photographer Bob Willoughby was with her, on and off, for many of those years. The famed lensman first photographed Hepburn on the Paramount lot in 1953, just after she had filmed Roman Holiday, with leading man Gregory Peck.
“When I arrived at the Paramount Still Department,” Willoughby remembers in the magazine, “I started talking with the head portrait photographer, Bud Fraker…. So I was talking to Bud, waiting for the arrival of the subject, when out of the dressing room floated this vision swathed in voile.”
“Bob caught my look of admiration, and helped me to close my open mouth. `She’s something, isn’t she?’ he said.”
She was. And this gorgeous magazine reissue is a testament that something, and to her beauty, grace, humor and style, on just about every page.