Letter to Audrey Hepburn


Once upon a time (about 3 years ago) there was a perfectly marvelous independent bookstore in Weatherford, Texas. And my kind husband bought this perfectly marvelous book for me there.

The Audrey Hepburn Treasures by Ellen Erwin and Jessica Z. Diamond.

It’s a totally different kind of book than I’d ever seen before. Not just prose. Not merely prose + photographs.

Each chapter has a glassine envelope with reprints ranging from contracts to letters to the program from one of her early shows to greeting cards she sent. And lots, lots more.

Such an interesting format.

And here is the reprint of an early fan letter she received. I think it’s touching that she kept it.


Here’s the lovely lady playing a cigarette girl in the 1950 film “Laughter in Paradise”.

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Filed under 1950, Actresses, Bookstores, Ephemera, Femininity, Letters and Correspondence, Non-Fiction

4 responses to “Letter to Audrey Hepburn

  1. Joe

    I think you appreciate her because you were both actresses and you looked so much like her at the same age! :-)

  2. What a find that book was. Way to go, Joe!! And what a treasure for you to own and enjoy, Carla. She was one of my favorite actresses — so elegant and stylish, with even a touch of great comedic timing when called for. She was the total package. :)

    • Sigh. I’m glad that she was the kind of lady who preferred being with her children over making more movies.

      She’s one of my favorites, too, Sandra.

      What good taste you have!

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