Audrey Hepburn Letters Collection Auctioned

On this Sunday morning we have Audrey Hepburn Letters Collection Auctioned on June 29. It was for 10 hand written notes to her acting and elocution coach – Sir Felix Aylmer.
Secondly, I’ve included her rendition of Moon River this morning.
Lastly, for quick reference is a list of previous blog posts with Audrey Hepburn including “Charade” (Favorite Stamp Movie).

Audrey Hepburn Letters Collection Auctioned

The Bonhams June 29 Press Release says it best so I’m including this opening excerpt.

“A collection of letters written by Audrey Hepburn during the most dramatic decade of her life has sold at Bonhams for more than twice their estimate, achieving £11,250.   Written between 1951 and 1960, the letters reveal a tumultuous time in the actress’s private life as she dealt with her stratospheric rise from an unknown, struggling ballerina to one of the most famous faces on Earth. Hepburn’s broken off engagement, marriage, and birth of her first child are all recorded in her characteristic schoolgirl handwriting.

“Would you believe it,” she wrote in 1951, as a girl of 22, “I’m in Monte Carlo working on a French picture. The place is heavenly and this is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.” She was filming for ‘Monte Carlo Baby’, one of her very first movies, just two years before she was picked to star in her breakthrough film, ‘Roman Holiday’…” <-End of excerpt

From the Mirror – “Bonhams said: “Aylmer was Audrey Hepburn’s acting and elocution coach at the start of her career.  The correspondence shows the affection that Audrey had for her mentor.”

These previous blog posts have included Audrey Hepburn

With sharing today about Audrey Hepburn Letters Collection Auctioned I am including these blog posts for quick reference.

Alan Jay Lerner Letters on 4-10-2016

“Charade” (Favorite Stamp Movie)  12-10-2015

New Stamps on Horizon: Bergman, Newman, & Presley  7-06-2015

 Serving without the camera during WWII 5-24-2015

Here’s to a wonderful Sunday ahead today.  See if you don’t find yourself watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s and/or Charade today!

Anchors Aweigh,

Audrey Hepburn letters collection Auctioned 1951-1960 Auctioned Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today

Image above upper left of the collection of letters, and Excerpt Bonhams Press Release June 29, 2016 BIDDING SOARS AT BONHAMS AS AUDREY HEPBURN’S REVEALING LETTERS GO UNDER THE HAMMER – ENTERTAINMENT MEMORABILIA,  London, Knightsbridge

Excerpt Audrey Hepburn’s unseen letters reveal Hollywood icon’s hopes and heartbreak before she found fame June 13, 2016 written by Mark Jefferies.  “The Roman Holiday and Breakfast At Tiffanys star’s ups and downs are revealed in correspondence with mentor Sir Felix Aymer being auctioned”

YouTube Moon River – Breakfast at Tiffany’s posted by As you set out for Ithaca…   Uploaded on May 29, 2007  – “Moon River, main theme from Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”

Images above:   upper left #3786 2003 37c Audrey Hepburn Mystic First Day Cover; above #3786 2003 37c Audrey Hepburn Mint Sheet as shown on Mystic Stamp Company website July 10, 2016 blog posts – all referenced above with links, by Helen Rittersporn



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