Friday, August 15, 2014

Through the Lens: Remembering Lauren Bacall


Lauren Bacall, the sultry screen siren of the '40s and '50s and a favorite of mine, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 89. As someone who always had a nostalgia for Old Hollywood since my childhood, she's truly one of the last of a bygone golden age in cinema.
"My son tells me, 'Do you realize you are the last one? The last person who was an eyewitness to the golden age?' Young people, even in Hollywood, ask me, 'Were you really married to Humphrey Bogart?' 'Well, yes, I think I was,' I reply. You realize yourself when you start reflecting -- because I don't live in the past, although your past is so much a part of what you are -- that you can't ignore it. But I don't look at scrapbooks. I could show you some, but I'd have to climb ladders, and I can't climb." - Vanity Fair 2011








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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Through the Lens: Emma Ferrer Channels Audrey Hepburn

 Like grandmother, like granddaughter: Emma Ferrer emulates her grandmother Audrey's iconic dance moves from "Funny Face." Photo by Michael Avedon.

The new issue of Harper's Bazaar features twenty year-old Emma Ferrer, Audrey Hepburn's first grandchild and daughter of Sean Ferrer, the only son of Audrey and actor Mel Ferrer. Photographer Richard Avedon was responsible for many of Audrey's iconic shots, so it was apropos that his grandson Michael Avedon should take photos of Emma as inspired by her famous grandmother. I've added side-by-side shots for a fun comparison.

An excerpt from the interview:
"I've been questioning a lot lately what she means to me. I knew her image, of course, and that I happened to be, by pure chance, related to her. But as a child I couldn't really relate to Audrey Hepburn, the actress. To me, she was family. I can live with her through my father. His stories are all about his growing up. But honestly, I haven't seen all of her movies. When I watched Breakfast at Tiffany's, I enjoyed it the same way any young girl would. I've seen My Fair Lady and Roman Holiday, but I suppose my favorite is Funny Face."
 You can read the rest here.
 







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