Audrey Hepburn Funny Face stamp pack
The Audrey Hepburn "Funny Face" stamp pack comprises two sheetlets of 10 x $1 stamps featuring images from the 1957 movie, Funny Face, presented in a high quality folder.Read more
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The Audrey Hepburn "Funny Face" stamp pack comprises two sheetlets of 10 x $1 stamps featuring images from the 1957 movie, Funny Face, presented in a high quality folder.
This year marks 60 years since the release of one of Audrey Hepburn’s best loved motion pictures, the romantic musical comedy Funny Face, which was released by Paramount Studios in 1957. Directed by Stanley Donen, Hepburn was cast as Jo Stockton, an introverted, intellectual and somewhat dowdy assistant in a Greenwich Village bookshop called Embryo Concepts. Jo is a great lover of philosophy, which she espouses at every opportunity. She is “discovered” by Maggie Prescott, the editor of fashion magazine Quality and celebrity fashion photographer Dick Avery. In search of a “new look” for the magazine, the pair are drawn to Jo’s seriousness and depth of character. Jo’s great ambition is to go to Paris to meet her idol, the philosopher Emile Flostre, an exponent of empathicalism (the film’s parody of existentialism). She agrees to model in the city of light for the magazine, which gives the film reason to show Hepburn in a series of glamorous outfits in breathtaking locations such as the Eiffel Tower, the Opera, the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre, where, in a famous scene, she is photographed as she runs down the Nike of Samothrace staircase in a flowing red Givenchy gown. By the end of the film the now stylish Jo has fallen in love with Avery, after realising that Flostre is interested in her for all the wrong reasons.
Like other films such as Sabrina (1954), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) and My Fair Lady (1964), Funny Face showcases Hepburn’s timeless elegance and gamine grace. In addition to her talents as an actress (her accolades included an Academy Award, two Golden Globes and three BAFTAs), she is still revered as one of modern culture’s great style icons. With her slender frame and long neck, she was the perfect muse for French couturier Hubert de Givenchy.
Audrey Hepburn was born on 4 May 1929 in Brussels, Belgium, the daughter of an English-Austrian father and a Dutch mother. She grew up in Brussels, the Netherlands and England. Hepburn became an actress after studying ballet, and her first film role, which made her a star, was Princess Anne in Roman Holiday (1953), with Gregory Peck. Later in her life, Hepburn was dedicated to humanitarian work, particularly for children, and was appointed as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, for which she was recognised with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In this role she visited many countries, including Ethiopia, Turkey, Bangladesh and Somalia. Audrey Hepburn died from cancer in January 1993, at the age of 63.
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