Dovima and Audrey Hepburn with books in Funny Face, 1957. Richard Avedon, whose innovative photographs of haute couture had inspired Leonard Gershe’s story, was hired as “special visual consultant” for Funny Face. One of Avedon’s favorite models,...
Audrey Hepburn, 1957 photo by Richard Avedon, publicity for Funny Face
Remember Valerie March. Katherine Albert. New York: Simon and Schuster. (1939). First edition. Original dust jacket. Hollywood themed novel found in which a woman becomes the “greatest actress in motion pictures…flamboyant, beautiful, tawdry, amoral, experimenting.” Her story is told by the director who made her what she was and then destroyed her. Albert was herself a minor Hollywood actress and accomplished screenwriter, having several television show scripts to her credit.
Harriet’s Choice. Jane Abbott. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co. 1928. First edition. Original dust jacket and illustrations by Charles A. Bryson. Romance novel of a woman who goes to live with her rich aunt in the city and discovers a mystery “that somehow concerned Aunt Marcia and the crown jewels." Harriet found a deep mystery at Aunt Martha’s city home – and she also found the road to her heart’s desire. Intended for young adults.