Funny Face Overview:

Funny Face (1957) was a Romance - Comedy Film directed by Stanley Donen and produced by Roger Edens.

Academy Awards 1957 --- Ceremony Number 30 (source: AMPAS)

Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Hal Pereira, George W. Davis; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Ray MoyerNominated
Best CinematographyRay JuneNominated
Best Costume DesignEdith Head, Hubert de GivenchyNominated
Best WritingLeonard GersheNominated

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Funny Face (1957) Shows Audrey Hepburn’s Enduring Beauty

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 25, 2020 From 4 Star Films

I’m not an expert on fashion photographers, but with only a passing interest in the industry, two of the most luminous names I know are probably Richard Avedon and Bob Willougby. Their names seem to crop up more than almost anyone when you consider film stills. It’s no coincidence that t... Read full article

Fashion vs. Empathicalism: Audrey Hepburn in ‘Funny Face’ (Stanley Donen, 1957)

By Virginie Pronovost on May 4, 2019 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

My article on Funny Face written for the Salute to Audrey Hepburn Blogathon! Published on my blog Three Enchanting Ladies Three Enchanting Ladies The following statement is a fact: Audrey Hepburn was one of the most iconic, lovely and stylish actresses to have ever graced the screen. It?s not surpr... Read full article

Musical Monday: “Funny Face” (1957)

on Dec 9, 2013 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: ?Funny Face” -Musical ... Read full article

Give 'Em the Old Pizzazz - Funny Face (1957)

By The Lady Eve on Apr 13, 2012 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

Director Stanley Donen and actress Audrey Hepburn are being honored separately and together at this year's TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood. The director, who will be making personal appearances at all screenings of his films, did some of his best work with the sublime Audrey as his leading la... Read full article

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Quotes from

Jo Stockton: I have no desire to be kissed.

Jo Stockton: Take the picture, take the picture!

Jo Stockton: I was taught that I ought not expose my inner senses...

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Ditzy model Marion is played by Dovima, who was one of the top fashion models of the day and often worked with Richard Avedon.
The soggy weather played havoc with the shooting of the wedding dress dance scene. Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn were continually slipping in the muddy and slippery grass. Hepburn sings several songs. Her next full musical, My Fair Lady, would see her voice overdubbed, much to her disappointment.
Fred Astaire also starred in the original 1927 Broadway version of "Funny Face" with his sister Adele Astaire. However, the storylines of the play and movie are entirely different; the film only uses some of the play's songs. Coincidentally, the exact same thing had occurred earlier with The Band Wagon, which had also starred both Astaire and his sister on Broadway in 1931; the film had a different storyline but used some of the play's songs. The only opportunity Astaire had to recreate a role he originated on Broadway was in The Gay Divorcee, from Broadway's "Gay Divorce".
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