Photo Treasures: Audrey Hepburn Films “Sabrina”
Fifty-five years ago director Billy Wilder gave movie-goers something to treasure: the film (Insight Editions, $18.95).
Fifty-five years ago director Billy Wilder gave movie-goers something to treasure: the film “Sabrina,” starring Audrey Hepburn as an elegant chauffeur’s daughter who steals the heart of all-business Humphrey Bogart. (In those days, the May-December romantic thing wasn’t as weird as it is now.) If you’re a fan of the movie, and I certainly count myself as one, you’ll be charmed by a new photo book I just ran across, appropriately titled “Charmed by Audrey: Life on the Set of Sabrina” (Insight Editions, $18.95). It features never-before-seen images made by Mark Shaw, who was sent by Life magazine to shoot Hepburn during the filming of “Sabrina” in 1953. These were the days when Life magazine could demand total access, and the photographs vibrate with intimacy and fun. My copy of the book goes to my daughter, who like a lot of girls has dreamed of being the kind of princess that Audrey Hepburn made so attractive.–David Schonauer