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!
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.
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!