Re-Watching…Funny Face

This 1957 film starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire is as gorgeously romantic as it is a loving tribute to the world of fashion. From capturing the sights of Paris to the timeless songs of George and Ira Gershwin, this gorgeous sounding and looking musical is a wistful and classic Hollywood musical with a high… Read More

Re-watching…Charade

Mystery, comedy, romance with plenty of twists, this film is pure escapism. This sleek and immensely enjoyable film from Singin’ in the Rain director Stanley Donen is one of those that you can happily immerse yourself in time and time again. This is partly down to its sense of playfulness, the number of twists and… Read More

Rewatching….Roman Holiday

With the news the Leicester Curve is presenting a musical adaptation of the classic 1953 film, LLLC’s Emma Clarendon rewatches the film and examines why it is such a classic story. Filled with romance, two genuinely endearing central performances from Gregory Peck and newcomer Audrey Hepburn and featuring some of the most instantly recognisable sites… Read More

RIP Marni Nixon – Singer of the Stars

Having dubbed for voices such as Marilyn Monroe, Deborah Kerr, Audrey Hepburn among others, it is sad to hear of the singer’s death at the age of 86. Here is an insight into her work – that sadly mostly went uncredited on film.  Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend – Marilyn Monroe: following on from… Read More

Favourite Films Filmed in Europe

As the United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union (sorry Europe – we do love you honest!), here’s a few of Love London Love Culture’s favourite films shot in Europe…  1. The Sound of Music: who doesn’t love a bit of singing in Austria? This Oscar winning film starring Julie Andrews also provides the audience… Read More

Book Review: What Would Audrey Do? By Pamela Keogh

Filled with information about the actress’s life and quotes, this is a self-help guide with a difference… even if it is written over casually.  Audrey Hepburn. A name who is still inspiring women around the world for her grace, elegance and outlook of the world – but what could we learn from her about the… Read More

BOOK REVIEW – Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn by Donald Spoto

This concise and straight forward book about the life and career of one of the most photographed women in film history really bring Audrey Hepburn to life. While not as detailed as some of the other books about her life that I have read, Donald Spoto really manages to capture what she was like as… Read More

Review: Roman Holiday (1953)

When you watch this lovely and charming film about a princess (Audrey Hepburn) who escapes the palace and her duties for 24 hours, spending time in the company with a journalist (Gregory Peck) who thinks he will be able to get a story about the princess,you can’t help but think why life can’t be this… Read More

REVIEW: Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon @National Portrait Gallery

Audrey Hepburn. For so many people that name means so many different things – but what does it mean to me? Well I think of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, grace, charm, elegance and humanitarian. It is no understatement to say that Audrey Hepburn (and I realise she would have hated this) is my idol. Someone I… Read More

PREVIEW: Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Idol @National Portrait Gallery

Although many people consider the Alexander McQueen exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum to be the most exciting exhibition to be seen in London over the summer (having seen it I can understand why) but to be perfectly honest I’m personally more excited to see the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition dedicated to Audrey Hepburn.… Read More