Adoring ‘The portraits of an icon’ our Audrey…

 Life, cameras and action…

An exciting time is upon all us adoring Audrey Hepburn fans this July.

An exhibition armed with an array of classic and rare imagery, from vintage magazine covers, film stills and iconic portraits that aim to complete the compelling story of the much loved and celebrated ‘best of british’ actress, and  it’s coming to London town!!!

The iconic beauty

Set to showcase Hepburn’s stunning rise to fame…

Archival material takes viewers from her early years as a dancer and chorus girl in the London’s West end, through to her becoming the big screen, bright lights starlet who’s Images, Movies and sensational style is still cherished and adored today, re-living her captivating story.

An anticipated visual insight into Audrey’s Transformation throughout the 1950s….

A collection of Personal photographs of Audrey practising ballet as a young woman have been used from family albums,  un-seen insights in to her early work in London as a fashion model, shooting through to the highly successful Crookes Lacto-Calamine skin cream campaign, photographed by Angus McBean in 1950.

Boasting beautiful imagery by the ‘cream of the crop’ photographers of the 20th century, such as Richard Avedon, Angus McBean, Norman Parkinson, Irving Penn and Cecil Beaton, this is an exhibition for Art, Movie, and the many lovers of the vintage lifestyle.

Living and loving, life on and off the set…

Rarely seen images by the photographer Mark Shaw, taken during the making of Sabrina in 1953 also feature…

As well as Photographs by Larry Fried, glimpses of Hepburn in her dressing room on Broadway for Gigi (1951) by Philippe Halsman

and George Daniell during the filming of War and Peace (1955)

Topped off with Terry O’Neill’s on-set photographs during the making of How to Steal a Million (1966) and Two for the Road (1967)

Running from July 2nd through to October 18th at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Admission: Adults £9, Concessions £7.50. Including a voluntary donation, Adults £10, Concessions £8.50.

You can also take home a beautifully illustrated catalogue that will accompany the exhibition, pack with over 60 portraits, including some unpublished and rare pieces.

Available from the National Portrait Gallery shops and also online as a hardback (RRP £29.95) and paperback (exclusive to the Gallery, RRP £22.50).

www.npg.org.uk

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