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Audrey at 90: The Salute to Audrey Hepburn Blogathon

O wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?

I can’t swear to it, but I’m pretty sure Shelley was talking about Audrey Hepburn’s birthday. Which we’ll be celebrating in a big way here at Sister Celluloid!

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On May 4, Audrey would have turned 90—and we’re hoping to capture every aspect of her remarkable life with the Salute to Audrey Hepburn Blogathon. We hope you’ll join us in honoring this extraordinary woman.

The ground rules are broad and simple: You can focus on a movie or any other aspect of her career, her philanthropic work, her style, her early years and near-miraculous survival under the brutal Nazi regime… whatever touches you the most. We won’t have more than two articles on any one film, though, and at some point we’ll draw the line if too many people want to write about one facet of her life.

And if you’ve already written about Audrey, you’re welcome to share that as well.

At the bottom of your story, please post one of the banners below and link to this post, saying something along the lines of: This piece is included in Audrey at 90: The Salute to Audrey Hepburn Blogathon, sponsored by Sister Celluloid. To see the rest of the posts, just click here.

I’ll be posting about Robert Matzen’s upcoming book, Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn in World War II, which will be released in April and which you’ll want to pick up, as it’s an incredible story beautifully told—and will leave you even more in awe of Audrey.

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The blogathon will run from May 4 to May 7, so you have time to think about what you want to contribute. But the earlier you let us know what you want to write about, the better your chances of securing that subject. You are also welcome to post your entry any time between now and May 7; just send the link in the comments section and we’ll include a live link to it in the roster below.

Here’s the list so far:

Sister Celluloid: Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and WWII
Caftan Woman: Charade
Maddy Loves Her Classic Films: A Tribute to Audrey
Cinema Cities: Audrey’s five Oscar-nominated performances
Cinematic Scribblings: Two for the Road
Moon in Gemini: The Nun’s Story
Thoughts All Sorts: Roman Holiday
Realweegiemidget Reviews: Robin and Marian
Three Enchanting Ladies: Funny Face
The Stop Button: Secret People
The Story Enthusiast: Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn by Donald Spoto
The Pale Writer: Audrey’s early career and How to Steal a Million
Love Letters to Old Hollywood: Love in the Afternoon
Champagne for Lunch: The Nun’s Story and Robin and Marian

Please request your topics in the comments section. I can’t wait to hear from you!

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35 Comments

  1. May I write something on Charade, please?

    • Yes, my dear!! Plus I now have an earworm of that song, which I love…

  2. Could I please write a tribute to Audrey? So happy that you are holding this blogathon for her.

  3. Love this blogathon idea! I’d like to write a post about her 5 Oscar-nominated performances.

  4. Could I write about Two for the Road? Thank you!

  5. Hi, this Jewish girl is dying to write about her performance in The Nun’s Story .

    • You’re on, Debbie! This Irish Catholic girl is looking forward to reading it! 🙂

  6. Could I do „Roman Holiday „ please?

  7. Gill Jacob

    Can you add me for Robin and Marian (1976) please and love you to join my Angela Lansbury blogathon. There’s details on my site. Love Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews

  8. Oh! So great that Audrey Hepburn will be honoured once more on the blogosphere! I’d like to write about Funny Face if that’s ok. This time I’ll be participating via my blog Three Enchanting Ladies 🙂
    https://threeenchantingladies.wordpress.com/

  9. Can I do Secret People for The Stop Button?

    • Absolutely!! I love the variety we’re getting so far — this is going to be a great tribute to Audrey!!

  10. As much as I love Audrey’s movies, I decided I would like to do a review of Donald Spoto’s biography of her, Enchantment. This will give me the motivation ( and deadline) I need to read it.

  11. Hi! Oh I’m so happy that there’s a Blogathon for the lovely Audrey. May I please write about her early career, and How To Steal A Million?

  12. Great initiative. I’ve shared it on a few groups that I manage about our beloved Audrey Hepburn.

  13. Michaela

    What a great idea! I’d love to cover Love in the Afternoon, please.

    LoveLettersToOldHollywood.blogspot.com

  14. Hello! I will review The Nun’s Story and Robin and Marian on champagneforlunch.wordpress.com

    • Okay! And just for the record, kids, we now have two for The Nun’s Story and Robin and Marian, so we’re closed out on those!!

  15. Been looking for an opportunity to watch and review The Children’s Hour

    Quiggy @ The Midnite Drive-In
    http://midnitedrive-in.blogspot.com

  16. Hello! I have a blog, thefilmcatchup.com, where I watch beloved/well regarded movies through my young eyes lol. I’d love to do a critical watch of Breakfast at Tiffany’s and discuss its impact on popular culture even today.

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