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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (November 18, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811868206
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811868204
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 9.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #809,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The book of the year has hit the selves...it's perfect coffee table reading and vintage inspiration --Cosmopolitan --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Scott Brizel is an archivist and writer based in Oakland, California.

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I am a great Audrey Hepburn fan and I truly liked this book because of the photos and some of the text.
Ron Czebieniak
Audrey Hepburn: International Cover Girl captures everything an Audrey fan could ever hope for.
J. Garcia

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Robert Altabet on November 14, 2009
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Audrey Hepburn: International Cover Girl is a great reference for the Audrey Hepburn fan, but it easily could turn the ordinary reader into a fan. The collection of magazine covers from every corner of the world was extraordinary. Those from North America and Europe were expected, but the representation from Asia and even the Mid-East and North Africa was unbelievable. We can see Audrey's development from Gigi to Goodwill Ambassador. Mr. Brizel provides a delightful book that helps one understand, not only Audrey Hepburn, but the milieu she came from and its impact on our cultural evolution. The background of her World War II Resistance experience added to the depth of our understanding of this remarkable personality. When it arrived, my wife described it as the perfect coffee table book, but it is much more. It is a window into the indefatigable spirit of Audrey Hepburn and the power of Mr. Brizel to combine his treasure trove of magazine covers with a compelling narrative.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ron Czebieniak on December 26, 2009
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I am a great Audrey Hepburn fan and I truly liked this book because of the photos and some of the text. There were some interesting facts that I was not aware of from previous books. However, I wonder just how much of a fan the author really is as he seems to criticize her and her performances in many of her movies. How can he say she was "miscast" in Breakfast At Tiffany's, which has become an enduring and endearing classic as well as her signature role? So the movie was based on the Truman Capote novel of a not-so-nice call girl. Its not as if that novella was great literature. The changes made for the film version suited Audrey Hepburn to a "T". It is a romantic drama of an adult nature and she performs the role well. Who else could sing "Moon River" as emotionally as Audrey? There would be no "Moon River", I suppose, as the song was written for her. And the author seemed to just blow off some of her other great performances such as the terrorized woman in Wait Until Dark, one of the scariest movies made. There are other examples of his disregard for her performances, but I don't want to spoil the book for fans as the photos are a lovely addition to anyone's Audrey Hepburn collection.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Garcia on November 13, 2009
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Audrey Hepburn: International Cover Girl captures everything an Audrey fan could ever hope for. Whether you're a new fan or have been one since the beginning of her career, the author has done all the work for you in compiling an amazing scrapbook of magazine covers from around the world. The photos are exquisite; it's like having the original magazines in your hand! Moreover, the author writes about Audrey's life and extensive career with such compassion and truth. It's more than a book about anecdotes that we've all heard before, it delves deeper into Audrey's influence on film, fashion and pop-culture. I'm definitely a fan of Audrey, and now Scott Brizel!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By B. Seto on November 13, 2009
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This is the once-a-year "MUST HAVE" coffee table book, whether you idolize Audrey
or just a fashion nut trying to be sophisticated, the compilation of magazine covers
graced with Audrey's face were a delight to behold and peruse over and over again.
The book is thoughtfully put together, chaptered with the Hepburn's major film work
and displayed covers appearing in the years therunder. Almost all major publications
were represented ( LIFE, LOOK, Cosmopolitan, Screen Stories etc) and many different countries well-known (Paris Match, OGGI, etc) and rare ( Japan's Eiga No
Tomo, Mundo Uruguayo,etc) had their alloted space. These covers drives home the
fact that Audrey Hepburn was indeed revelled and beloved the world over, in those
years where Monroe, Taylor and Elvis ruled, Audrey stood out as timeless and "cool" as ever. Thank you Mr.Brizel you make us Audrey fans very very contented. How about another coffee table book on just "War and Peace" or "Funny Face" by itself ?

B. Seto ( Los Angeles )
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I loved this book. It is a visual feast. It delights and educates at the same time. I have been a fan of Audrey Hepburn since I was a teen. I own all her movies. Sabrina is my favorite movie. But you don't have to be an Audrey Hepburn fan to appreciate what a great book this is. It is for the Hollywood stars fan. It is a great American pop culture book. This book exceeeded my expectations.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By H. Anderson on March 19, 2010
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It is a fun book that shares many things about Audrey Hepburn's life showing all of the magazines she was in.
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By Sharon Kay Lucas on March 23, 2014
Format: Hardcover
I love these books that collect all the magazine covers. Every star should have one .This is not a true biography but still has lots of facts and lovely pictures.
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By Natasha on November 18, 2012
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I got this for my best friend for Christmas last year and she absolutely loved it. She is a HUGE Audrey Hepburn fan so I knew it would be perfect for her. EXCELLENT buy :D
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