To Rome with Audrey, with Turrell to the Sky

August 26, 2014 11:29 PM

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To Rome with Audrey, with Turrell to the Sky

I've been in love with Audrey Hepburn all my life. Well, not really all my life, but at least since the moment I saw her in William Wyler's 1953 classic film, Roman Holiday. I was just a kid living in Russia, and I could only dream about travelling to Rome. With the exception of high political officials, no one was allowed to travel abroad. Last Sunday, I went to the Hammer Museum for a screening of this favorite movie of mine and, once again, Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck did a fantastic job being my cicerones, my personal tour guides to the Eternal City.

Last year, I went to the signing of Douglas Kirkland's book, "A Life in Pictures." He is one of Hollywood's best-known photographers, with almost 50 years of capturing priceless moments in the history of movie making. His 1965 photo of Audrey greets me every time I enter my apartment. However, my de...

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