Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

Reference number:

12847
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Description:

An extremely rare original 1951 "Gigi" Fulton Theatre playbill, clearly signed on the front cover in ink and pencil by all members of the opening night cast ; Audrey Hepburn d1993 (Gigi) / Josephine Brown d1976 (Mme Alvarez) / Francis Compton d1964 (Victor) / Bertha Belmore d1953 (Sidonie) / Michael Evans d2007 (Gaston Lachaille) and Doris Patston d1957 (Andree) PLUS a vintage autograph book page signed in pencil by Cathleen Nesbitt d1982 (Alicia de St Ephlam)

A truly wonderful item of early Audrey Hepburn memorabilia in her break-through role. One for a serious collector

Certification:

Gigi adapted for the stage by Anita Loos played for 219 performances at the Fulton Theatre New York from November 24th 1951 to May 31st 1952. It starred 22 year old British actress Audrey Hepburn in the title role. She had earlier been talent spotted by the French novelist Colette who had written the book on which the play was based. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

22.5x17cm Playbill

Autograph Book Page 15x9cm

Single Page. Images show front and rear of Playbill

Condition:

Average. View Images. Age rusting. Minor dings and creases to outer edges. Staining from previous mounting tape on reverse (this has been removed). Overall condition of the playbill we would rate as 6/10. Signature clarity (Hepburn in ink 8/10). All other signatures (in pencil) clarity range 7-8/10. Two unknown signatures (look like Bob Talbut & Chop Suy)

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About Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

AUDREY HEPBURN d1993. British actress, model, dancer & humanitarian who still remains today instantly recognisable as a film and fashion icon. She is ranked by the AFI as the third greatest female screen legend from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Born in Brussels, she spent her childhood between Belgium / England and the Netherlands (where she studied ballet with Sonia Gaskell) before moving to London in 1948 where she began performing as a chorus girl in various West End musical theatre productions. Following minor appearances in several films, she starred in the 1951 Broadway play "Gigi" after being spotted by French novelist Colette on whose work the play was based. She then shot to stardom after playing the lead role in Roman Holiday (1953), for which she was the first actress to win an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for a single performance. She then went on to star in a number of successful films including ; Sabrina (1954) / The Nun's Story (1959) / Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) / Charade (1963) / My Fair Lady (1964) and Wait Until Dark (1967), for which she received an Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations. She appeared in fewer films as her life went on, devoting much of her later life to UNICEF. She had contributed to the organisation since 1954, then worked in some of the poorest communities of Africa, South America and Asia between 1988 and 1992. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in December 1992. Just a month later on January 20th 1993, Audrey Hepburn died of appendiceal cancer at her home in Switzerland at the age of 63

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Audrey Hepburn & Mel Ferrer

Reference number:

12767
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Description:

A very good original vintage 1957 autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by both Audrey Hepburn (thanks and best wishes) and her then husband actor Mel Ferrer

Certification:

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer were married between 1954-1968. From the wonderful 1940-50s vintage autograph book of Pauline Winslade of Southampton containing many film / entertainment notables of the period. Her father was a Steward on the SS Queen Mary cruise-liner during these decades. He collected the autographs for her with many dedicated in her name. These autographs would have been collected in June 1957 when the couple travelled to Europe on a second honeymoon. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA 

Size:

15x10cm Autograph Book Page

Condition:

Good. View Images. There are two areas of yellow page discolouration. Overall page condition 7/10. Signature clarity 8.5/10

Audrey Hepburn

Reference number:

12548A
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Description:

A quirky original cardstock present tag, clearly written and signed on the reverse in red ink by Audrey Hepburn. "Darling Cory. Merry Xmas !!. All the best for 68. Lots of love, Audrey"

 

Certification:

Chaucers. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

10x7cm Oval Shaped Tag

20x12in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

Condition:

Average. View Images. Red ink is a shade light. Signature clarity 6.5/10

Audrey Hepburn

Reference number:

12548B
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Description:

A quirky original cardstock luggage label, clearly written in black ink by Audrey Hepburn. "Audrey Bag 2"

 

Certification:

Chaucers. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

9x5cm Luggage Label

18x12in >> Acid Free Mount >> Unframed

Condition:

Good. View Images

Audrey Hepburn

Reference number:

10830
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Description:

An outstanding original vintage circa 1950s autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by Audrey Hepburn

 

Certification:

From the wonderful autograph collection of Desmond C containing many notable entertainers of the 1950-60s (Leigh & Olivier / Audrey Hepburn / Orson Welles / Sean Connery / Sammy Davis Jr etc). He collected most in person at the stage doors of theatres including ; Prince of Wales & Oxford New. He also had a good friend (DH) who worked in the box office at the Duke of York & Criterion theatres London. A handwritten note is included from him further detailing the general history of his collection. Actress Phyllis Calvert on the reverse of this page. AFTAL Dealer No13 and UACC RD Memorabilia UK COA

Size:

13x10cm Sized Autograph Book Page

 

Condition:

Very Good. View Images

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