It’s come to my attention that vintage is the new vogue, so at long last I can claim that I’m a trendsetter. I’ve been loving vintage films for years. And it’s been a delight to discover that some of my old favorites are popping up on Netflix. I’ve been revisiting some of my old favorites and discovering a few good ones I missed out on during my childhood. (I was raised with the classiscs!)
Here’s one you should definitely see:
How to Steal a Million is a delightful little romantic comedy with a dash of suspense, a dose of fun fashion, some cool feats of engineering, and great shots of amazing vintage vehicles. (Who wants to take a ride in a sweet yellow Jaguar convertible?) The stars are Audrey Hepburn and Peter O’Toole. I guess it’s been a long time since I’ve seen Peter O’Toole in a movie, and I must say…he is a handsome devil. I love, love, love watching Audrey Hepburn on screen. She has the most expressive face, and the way she talks and moves–she could turn the worst script into a hit. Fortunately, this funny movie’s script is just fine, and the character actors in it are just as fun to watch as its stars. This is a great date-night sort of movie, with just enough feats of engineering and unexpected plot twists to keep your guy from falling asleep. Watch for the reveal of a hilarious surprise at the end of this movie.
”Well, it was pitch dark and there he was… tall, blue eyes, slim, quite good looking… A terrible man, Papa!” - Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn was such a classy actress. I read somewhere that she was very picky about the costumes she wore in her movies, and was very involved in the wardrobe selections. This movie has some very retro-cool examples of mid-century modern fashion, and Audrey’s hats are just fabulous. Follow the links below for some How to Steal a Million fashion inspiration a la Audrey Hepburn.