Hepburn, Audrey. (1929-1993) [Beaton, Cecil. (1904 - 1980)], Signed Cecil Beaton "My Fair Lady" Photograph

Hepburn, Audrey. (1929-1993) [Beaton, Cecil. (1904 - 1980)], Signed Cecil Beaton "My Fair Lady" Photograph

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"No need to introduce this lady, who seems to have been the definition of 'classy' both on and off the screen, as seen in this picture. I discovered recently 'Ariane' (also called 'Love in the Afternoon') in which she plays a young cello student. It took me a few minutes at the start of the movie to figure out she was practicing a Haydn symphony solo that I had played at Tanglewood last summer!" -Blaise

Vintage glossy photo of a magnificent Hepburn in an extravagant costume, standing within a series of nested black and white frames. Signed boldly with her name alone in black ink "Audrey Hepburn" and in very fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.), framed to an overall size of 13 x 15.5 inches (33 x 39 cm.).

Few photos capture Audrey Hepburn's Eliza Doolittle character so decisively as Cecil Beaton's now iconic image, shot in 1963.  Hepburn's instantly recognizable black and white-bowed outfit with sweeping, feathered white hat - as worn to the races in the My Fair Lady Film - is one of his most memorable creations.  Undoubtedly one of the most famous images of the actress, Beaton celebrated her “purity and integrity,” and her “enormous understanding, tact and . . . willingness to learn” which he hymned throughout “Cecil Beaton’s ‘Fair Lady’ “ (1964), the published diary of his time in Hollywood designing sets and costumes for the film version of the Lerner and Loewe musical.