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We’ve seen her too often at too many Halloween parties: the floppy hat, little black dress, dainty pearls, and cigarette holder. The name Audrey Hepburn is practically synonymous with Holly Golightly, thanks in large part to a certain requisite dorm-room poster. But before Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Hep portrayed an all-the-more-modern New Yorker. Jo Stockton of Stanley Donen’s Funny Face (1957) lived in Greenwich Village, wore simple black turtlenecks and skinny pants (later aggressively capitalized on by a series of Gap ads), and worked in a bookstore named Embryo Concepts. In one lyric, she rhymes “Sartre” with “Montmartre.” This Gershwin musical about a brainy-Beatnik-turned-beauty-queen marked the first time Hepburn’s own singing voice was featured in the final cut, instead of being dubbed over as it was in her later films. She stars opposite Fred Astaire—a visible 30 years her senior, but as jaunty a dancer as ever.
Tuesdays-Sundays, 1:10, 3:10, 5:10, 7:10 & 9:10 p.m.; Mon., July 2, 1:10, 3:10, 5:10 & 9:20 p.m. Starts: June 29. Continues through July 5, 2012

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