Thursday, 1 March 2012

The splendor of My Fair Lady

The wonderful Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle

There are many outstanding film versions of great musicals, but none of them - except perhaps The Sound of Music - comes close to George Cukor´s My Fair Lady from 1964.

No wonder that the film garnered twelve Oscar nominations and was awarded with eight statuettes, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Rex Harrison), Best Director (George Cukor), Best Art Decoration, Best Sound, Best Costume Design, Best scoring, and Best color Cinematography.

Audrey Hepburn was for some reason not nominated in the Best Actress cathegory - although she should have been.

However, I agree with one reviewer, who wrote that "the major star of the film is perhaps set designer/costume designer Cecil Beaton, whose visual contributions immediately impacted European and U.S. fashion trends."

I hope these pictures give you an idea of the quality Beaton´s creations - and the eternal beauty of the wonderful Audrey Hepburn:


My Fair Lady is now also availabe on blu-ray - another reason to buy the disc if you do not already own it.

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