Designing the Movies: Roman Holiday

Visit Rome from the comfort of a cool cinema! In 1953, the role of Princess Ann turned unknown Audrey Hepburn into a movie star. In this classic romantic comedy, a bored and sheltered princess rebels against her handlers to play hooky and explore the Eternal City, with the help of a handsome reporter (Gregory Peck). Filmed on location in Rome, William Wyler’s bittersweet rom-com won three Academy Awards: Best Actress for Hepburn’s charming understated performance, Edith Head for Best Costume Design, and Best Motion Picture Story for blacklisted Hollywood Ten screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (who wouldn’t receive proper credit or his statuette until 1993). Presented with an introduction to Audrey Hepburn’s cinematic fairy tales, fashion transformations, and the life-changing power of a good haircut, by series host Nathalie Atkinson.


Designing the Movies: Roman Holiday

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