funny face

the year: 1957
the genre: musical
the cast: Audrey Hepburn (Jo Stockton); Fred Astaire (Dick Avery); Kay Thompson (Maggie Prescott)

the plot: Fashion photographer Dick Avery is sent by boss Maggie Prescott (editor of Quality magazine) to find a "new face". It doesn't take Dick long to discover Jo, an owlish Greenwich Village bookstore clerk. Dick and Maggie whisk the wide-eyed Jo off to Paris and transform her into the fashion world's hottest model. Along the way, Dick falls in love with Jo, and works overtime to wean her away from phony-baloney intellectual, Professor Emile Flostre.

count: how many Givenchy ensembles lucky Audrey gets to wear!

don’t miss: Dovima (one of the top fashion models of the day) playing ditzy model Marion. Marion's interest in comic books was added to the film to reflect Dovima's real life passion for them.

check out: Audrey Hepburn’s pet terrier Mr. Famous appearing as the dog in her arms during the Anna Karenia train scene.

listen for: “Let's give 'em the old pizazz!”

trailer here.

1 comment:

Erika said...

Fun insider insights! I never knew about the model or the dog.