Bar Nuns!

I don’t think Teresa is about Mother Theresa, but these two French beauties by Boris Grinsson and Jean Mascii are second to none!

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Absolutely Avedon

After reading that yesterday would’ve been Marilyn Monroe’s 85th birthday, I also learned that Bill Gold hired Richard Avedon, the late world reknown fashion photographer, to do the photography for one of her most famous movie posters, The Prince and The Showgirl.

On top of that, Avedon also designed the stylish opening title sequence for Stanley Donen’s Funny Face, starring Audrey Hepburn.

Brini Is Beautiful!

If the drawing styles of Toulouse Lautrec and Osvaldo Venturi were to meet up in a dark alley, then you might come out smelling like a rose with the bright watercolory beauties of Italian movie poster artist, Ercole Brini.

From The Bicycle Thief to Blow-Up, his romantic paintings posters added a touch of elegance to whomever was appearing in them — especially his striking, sophisticated portraits of women — as Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren would surely attest. And just his name sounds like one of today’s fashion world gurus…Georgio Armani, Henri Bendel…Ercole Brini! (via DominiqueBesson and MoviePosterDB)

Breakfast With Blake

What I forgot to mention in yesterday’s post about the passing of Blake Edwards is that pre-dating his extensive comedy résumé, he also directed Breakfast At Tiffany’s, undoubtedly one of the most well known movie poster images of our time…

Taschen Presents…

Taschen, the world’s leading publisher of high quality art/design/film books (and yes, there’s plenty of sexy titles, too!), has a whole slate of terrific tomés for serious movie buffs, including special editions on Audrey Hepburn, Taxi Driver, Some Like It Hot, and The Godfather Family Album.

What’s also cool about their website besides the literary eye candy — is that they feature a number of author videos and flip-through pages of their latest releases, in case you can’t afford the $700 Audrey Hepburn photo book!