Sunday, June 30, 2013

Audrey of the Month and Paris


Hi everyone! Yes, I've been MIA during the month of June, but I'm squeezing out a quick post showing my beloved Audrey in Paris. 

Why Paris? Well, last week I celebrated my 50th birthday, and as a present, we went to Paris. It was an amazing week; we had been there once before 15 years ago and always wanted to return. It finally happened and I can't wait to go back again. 

On my birthday, one of the places we went was Shakespeare and Company, the famed bookstore just across the Seine from Notre Dame. I was determined to find something to buy that was unique, and this is what I came across: 


It's a 1945 movie tie-in edition of the 1943 book "Nobody Lives Forever." The film noir was released by Warner Brothers and starred John Garfield. This book contains photos from the film and was used to help promote the movie upon its release. While I have not seen the film, I now must  search it out since I found this great book. I also had the store stamp the title page so I know where it came from: 


The trip and the book were great birthday gifts to myself. Now, back to reality ... and with luck new postings in July!

12 comments:

  1. Wow!!! What a fabulous Birthday, one that you will remember for the rest of your life.. Thank you for sharing your wonderful treasures with us. I hope to one day visit gay Purr-ee myself..

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    1. Hi Dawn, Yes, I will always remember this birthday. It was indeed special. I strongly encourage you to go to Paris one day. It is an amazing city. I love all of the cafes, and seeing such sites as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame are spectacular.

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  2. Hope you were able to see some of the sites used in "Funny Face." Glad you had a good trip.

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    1. Thanks! When we were there in 1998, I made sure to go to the Louvre and see Winged Victory because of Funny Face :)

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  3. Happy birthday! I'd love to visit Paris myself someday and find something as cool as that. Glad you had fun!

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    1. Thanks! It was a great trip ... I'm still on a high from it. Please get to Paris if you can. It's worth it!

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  4. Welcome back. Envy you your trip to Paris. I wonder how many people have tried to imitate Audrey's glide down the stairs in front of Winged Victory?

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    1. I wish ... I'd look pretty silly :) If you ever go and do so, take pictures!

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  5. Happy Belated Birthday! Paris on your 50th birthday is a wonderful, perfect way to celebrate.

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    1. Thank you! I'm still basking in the memory of it :)

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  6. Happy belated birthday and what a great way to celebrate it! I've been to Shakespeare and Co - its a great bookstore and wonderful part of Paris. No matter how many time you go there there will always be new discoveries.

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    1. Thank you, Christian. I am definitely looking forward to going back.

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