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Audrey at 90: The Salute to Audrey Hepburn Blogathon Has Arrived!

Happy Birthday, Audrey Hepburn!

This extraordinary woman was born 90 years ago today, and to celebrate, we’re launching Audrey at 90: The Salute to Audrey Hepburn Blogathon! A heartfelt thank-you to all the writers helping us explore so many aspects of her amazing life.

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hepburn-1And we’re so honored to welcome a very special guest —Audrey’s son, Luca Dotti, author of the New York Times bestsellers Audrey at Home: Memories of My Mother’s Kitchen and Audrey in Rome. “I’m touched and delighted that so many writers are celebrating my mother’s 90th birthday,” he told us. “I look forward to reading the variety of topics on her films and her life which are covered here.” Luca also wrote the moving and insightful foreword to Robert Matzen’s brand-new book, Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn in World War II, an incredible story beautifully told—which will leave you even more in awe of Audrey.

Three lucky participants will win a copy! On May 8, we’ll draw the names and notify the winners.

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I’ll be writing about this fascinating book, and the author will be sharing his thoughts on what it was like to spend so much time “with” Audrey, compared with his other stellar subjects, including James Stewart, Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn and Carole Lombard.

So without further ado, let’s get this party started! 

The event runs from May 4 to May 7, so be sure to check back often for the latest entries as we add live links. And if you’re participating, just grab one of the banners at the bottom and link back to the blogathon in your article.

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Here’s the list of topics:

Sister Celluloid: Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn in WWII
Robert Matzen: Spending time “with” Audrey as a subject, compared with other stars
Moon in Gemini: The Nun’s Story
Poppity Talks Classic Film: The Unforgiven
Diary of a Movie Maniac: Bloodline and Love Among Thieves
The Story Enthusiast: Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn by Donald Spoto
Caftan Woman: Charade
Realweegiemidget Reviews: Robin and Marian
Three Enchanting Ladies: Funny Face
The Stop Button: Secret People
Love Letters to Old Hollywood: Love in the Afternoon
The Midnite Drive-In: The Children’s Hour
MovieMovieBlogBlog: My Fair Lady
Popcorn and Flickers: How Audrey Met Givenchy
Stars and Letters: Cher’s Letter to Audrey
Maddy Loves Her Classic Films: A Salute to Audrey
Thoughts All Sorts: Roman Holiday
The Pale Writer: Audrey’s early career and How to Steal a Million
Champagne for Lunch: The Nun’s Story and Robin and Marian
Critica Retro: Paris When It Sizzles
Cinematic Scribblings: Two for the Road

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85 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!

    • Yes, one of my faves!!

    • Just a reminder, the blogathon ends tomorrow! Thanks!

      • Thanks! I’m working on it.

  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!!

      • Just a reminder, the blogathon ends tomorrow! Thanks!

    • Just a reminder, the blogathon ends tomorrow! Thanks!

      • my post will be up tomorrow, thank you.

  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.

  17. I will be away during the days that the blogathon is held, but I would love to join. I would have to write the post and submit it early or schedule the post for the day the blogathon starts. I own Audrey’s cook book and one of my favorite things to make is her Penne Alla Vodka, so I would like to write about her cookbook “Audrey at Home” and make and share some of her recipes if that’s okay. I will post photos of the recipes of hers that I cook for the post as well.

    • Sounds delish! And you can post any time before the blogathon ends.

    • Never received your early post, and you have had a habit of not coming through in my blogathons before. The event ends tomorrow, if you’d still like to participate…

  18. Hello! I would love to write about ‘The Unforgiven’. 😊

  19. May I join in?

    • Sure, Eric! What would you like to write about?

      • Late Hepburn … Bloodline (1979) and Love Among Thieves (1987).

      • You’re in!!

  20. Hi,
    Can I join with a letter to or from Audrey? Haven’t decided yet which it will be 🙂
    Thanks,
    Janet

  21. Le

    Wait, nobody chose Paris when it Sizzles yet? I’ll fix it! Give me this adorable movie!
    Cheers,
    Le

  22. Hi Janet! Believe it or not, I’ve already finished writing my article for the blogathon!! The link won’t be live before May 4th however. 🙂
    https://wp.me/p6WNPp-y5

    • Hi Virginie! Feel free to post early if you like. I’m posting live links as soon as they’re done.

      • Well it’s the post is scheduled for the 4th but you have the link 🙂

  23. If nobody else is covering MY FAIR LADY, I’ll be glad to do it!

  24. Hi! Last minute addition here! I want to write about Audrey’s relationship with Givenchy!

  25. Michaela

    My post is up:
    https://loveletterstooldhollywood.blogspot.com/2019/05/gary-cooper-and-audrey-hepburn-find.html

    Thanks so much for hosting this! Very excited to read the other entries and to hear that Luca will be reading!

  26. Hi Janet. Here is my post about what Audrey means to me. Thanks for hosting this.

    https://maddylovesherclassicfilms.wordpress.com/2019/05/04/the-salute-to-audrey-hepburn-blogathon-what-audrey-means-to-me/

  27. Here is my post as well! I’ve really enjoyed writing for this blogathon and thank you very much hosting this great event. 🙂
    https://poppitytalksclassicfilm.wordpress.com/2019/05/04/classic-film-talk-the-unforgiven-1960/

  28. Hi there. Here you go: https://thoughtsallsorts.wordpress.com/2019/05/05/rome-by-all-means-rome/
    Thanks so much for hosting this blogathon – have me an excuse to rewatch Roman Holiday.
    Have a wonderful week ahead.

Trackbacks

  1. “Rome! By all means, Rome…” | Thoughts All Sorts
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  4. Love Among Thieves (1987, TV-Movie) | Diary of A Movie Maniac

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