Audrey Hepburn, Funny Face (1957) starring Fred Astaire

Audrey Hepburn, Funny Face (1957) starring Fred Astaire and Kay Thompson

Funny Face is an American musical film released in 1957 in VistaVision Technicolor, with assorted songs by George and Ira Gershwin. The film was written by Leonard Gershe and directed by Stanley Donen. It stars Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, and Kay Thompson. Photographer Richard Avedon designed the opening title sequence and consulted on the film. Fred Astaire played Dick Avery (a still photographer), who is based in part on Avedon. Only four of the songs are from the 1927 Broadway musical production of the same name, and the plot is very different.

Maggie Prescott (Kay Thompson) is a fashion magazine publisher and editor, for Quality magazine, who is looking for the next big fashion trend. She wants a new look for the magazine, both beautiful and intellectual. She and Dick Avery want models who can “think as well as they look”. The two brainstorm and come up with the idea to find a sinister looking book store in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan. They subsequently locate a bookstore named Embryo Concepts, which is being run by the shy bookshop clerk and amateur philosopher, Jo Stockton (Audrey Hepburn). Jo thinks the fashion and modeling industry is nonsense, but Maggie decides to use Jo in the first fashion shot, to give it a more intellectual look…

This post is part of the Celebrating Audrey Hepburn series, wich contains 350 high resolution pictures of the film icon Audrey Hepburn, including movie posters, stills, on-set pictures and fashion photoshoots (21 posts, 290 Mb) :
Beautiful Audrey Hepburn – Happy new year 2013 !
Audrey Hepburn, We will all go to Monte Carlo (1951)
Audrey Hepburn, Secret People (1952) starring Valentina Cortese
Audrey Hepburn, Roman Holiday (1953) starring Gregory Peck
Audrey Hepburn, Sabrina (1954) starring Humphrey Bogart and William Holden
Audrey Hepburn, War and Peace (1956) starring Henry Fonda and Mel Ferrer
Audrey Hepburn, Funny Face (1957) starring Fred Astaire
Audrey Hepburn, Love in the afternoon (1957) starring Gary Cooper and Maurice Chevalier
Audrey Hepburn, Green Mansions (1959) starring Anthony Perkins
Audrey Hepburn, The Nun’s Story (1959) directed by Fred Zinnemann
Audrey Hepburn, The Unforgiven (1960) starring Burt Lancaster
Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) starring George Peppard
Audrey Hepburn, The Children’s Hour (1961) starring Shirley MacLaine
Audrey Hepburn, Charade (1963) starring Cary Grant
Audrey Hepburn, My Fair Lady (1964) starring Rex Harrison
Audrey Hepburn, Paris when it sizzles (1964) starring William Holden
Audrey Hepburn, How to steal a million (1966) starring Peter O’Toole
Audrey Hepburn, Two for the road (1967) starring Albert Finney
Audrey Hepburn, Wait until dark (1967) starring Alan Arkin and Richard Crenna
Audrey Hepburn, Robin and Marian (1976) starring Sean Connery
Audrey Hepburn, Always (1989) directed by Steven Spielberg

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