Through fashionable Paris in the footsteps of Audrey Hepburn

    Philippa
    04 Feb 2015
    Clock 80min      Length2mi
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    The Theatre Marigny

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    The eight-sided building is the Theatre Marigny. Keep it on your right as you walk.

    Audrey came here in October 1965 to accept the "Victoire Award" for "My Fair Lady." Pictures taken at the event show her holding a statuette shaped like the Winged Victory of Samothrace in the Louvre. Naturally, she wore Givenchy for the ceremony. She sat beside Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco.

    Audrey attended with her first husband, Mel Ferrer, an American actor and director. Audrey had met him shortly after the release of "Roman Holiday" because he was a friend of her co-star in that film, Gregory Peck. She had seen and admired Ferrer's work in a film called "Lili" in which he plays a puppeteer. Interestingly, "Lili" also starred the French actress, Leslie Caron, who has often been compared to Audrey. They were both dark and lithe, both had trained as dancers, and both played the part of Gigi -- Audrey on stage and Leslie in the film.

    In 1954, Mel Ferrer proposed to Audrey ... but it was not a marriage proposal, since he was already married. Rather, he asked her to star in the English version of a French play called "Ondine," about a water sprite who marries a mortal. The two appeared together in the play on Broadway, and before the end of the year, Ferrer had obtained a divorce from his wife, and married Audrey. They had a son, Sean, in 1960. The marriage lasted fourteen years, and ended in divorce in 1968.

    Continue along the Avenue Gabriel, keeping the gardens on your right.

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