It's National Crime Prevention Week. Take a burglar to dinner.

One of my favorite films to watch for the pure pleasure of entertainment is How To Steal A Million. Starring Audrey Hepburn and Peter O'Toole this comedy caper about the daughter of an art forger who hires a thief to help her steal one of her father's sculptures from an art museum, is pure delight. Every line is witty and Audrey is wonderfully endearing as the slightly naive and earnest first-time burglar who falls for her partner in crime. Audrey seems to feel that when meeting to conspire with her hired thief she must dress the part, my favorite scene is where she wears a little black lace mask "to be discreet." Isn't it wonderful when characters in films dress up as if they would like to be characters in films?
Final thought: watch this film if you want to laugh. Film stills gratefully borrowed from Picked Pics

CONVERSATION

75 comments:

  1. Audrey is my personal hero. How have I not ween this movie? The costumes seem divine!

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  2. Oh, that pink coat! I haven't seen that movie! Audrey is always so adorable.

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  3. It sounds awesome, but I'd watch it just for the set!

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  4. How To Steal A Million is my favorite Audrey movie.

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  5. I've never seen this film, but I'm very intrigued! These film stills look fantastic.

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  6. the costumes in this are so delicious, i feel full!

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  7. Oh Audrey! I miss her *sniff* Nothing delights me more than a little postmodernism re: characters in a film dressing like a character in a film would dress. That's why I loved Stranger than Fiction with Will Ferrell so much! I am definitely going to watch this movie.

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  8. The clothes are to die for! I probably liked the film more for the clothes rather than the story, but it was quite entertaining.

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  9. this is one of my favourites but I haven't been able to find it anywhere! I love Audrey Hepburn's clothing in it!

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  10. I watched this last year! I love this movie! I loved her character! She was wacky!

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  11. this is one of my favorite audrey movies (its tied with charade). i want to be her in this movie, every detail if perfect

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  12. This was such a fun movie one of my favorite Audrey movies. I loved the clothes in it. I really wanted a lace mask after seeing it.

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  13. LOVE those screenshots & the costumes!

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  14. looks great. I wanna watch this movie. nice blog anyway ;)

    xo

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  15. i think i need to get this on netflix..=) i love her!

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  16. Thank you for all the info regarding the question I asked about the book :) I am anxious to get my hands on a copy!

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  17. I'll definitely put this on my "To Watch" list. Audrey Hepburn is such a doll.

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  18. I love Audrey Hepburn. She's always wears the most amazing clothes, I want to just peek into her closet and if she would allow me to snatch that little pink coat from the first picture right off the rack, it really is charming.

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  19. I want that lace mask! I love Audrey Hepburn, but I don't think I've seen this one, or if I have, I was too little to remember. I'll have to add it to my queue.
    I loooove those blue nails!

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  20. I don't know how I haven't watched this movie before! I mean seriously, that hat.... and nobody can resist Audrey. I too love when charachters try to emulate charachters, as well as when authors make obscure cross references to their other books. (it makes you feel like you're in on an inside joke)
    -indigo

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  21. i love Audrey, i love her!
    growing up am very certain that i will look like her, but my genes said no! grrrrrr.

    i remember, watching Excess Baggage (alicia silverstone)is like a crap re-make of How to Steal a Million. hihi.But Benicio Del Toro is hot hot hot!

    you have a great day!

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  22. love this movie too. a big fan of hepburn. my fav is roman holiday.

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  23. I still need to see this one! I love Audrey, though, she is one of my favorites!

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  24. i love the audrey style, trendy and attractive. The movie is so great, clothes are amazing!!!!
    ps: thanks to add me in your "people i visit" :)

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  25. oh yeah, I remember this film - I must find it and watch it again!

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  26. this also happens to be one of my favorite movies with audrey hepburn. the costumes are great!

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  27. I watched it last year for the first time and what can I say? It's one of my favorite movies.

    Audrey is an inspiration.

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  28. i love that film! maybe i should watch it tonight to refresh my memory! :)

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  29. i really like your blog -
    i'm going to follow it :D

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  30. I loved this movie!When I saw Audrey Hepburn in it, I knew it was gonna be soo fabulous!

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  31. ooh i'm so fascinated now! i have not seen this film yet! Audrey is always so elegant and endearing.

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  32. I really need to watch this film! :)

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  33. I haven't seen the film, but with audrey hepburn starting must be great!

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  34. Oh I love this film! The set and costumes are just divine :)

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  35. I love Audrey. I haven't seen this movie though - I need to rent it. That pink coat looks too good to miss.

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  36. I need to find a veil & then find a reason to wear the veil! Totally awesome

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  37. Ah-goes out and rents movie- this looks so fun and cute. I love her wardrobe in all her movies. and her acting & screen presence is undeniable.

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  38. I'm in love with this movie!

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  39. love her! she's stunning in breakfast at tiffany's!!

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  40. I absolutely love this movie! I'm so glad you made a post on the fashion of it.

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  41. I need to watch this, those stills are fantastic!

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  42. I totally need to watch this moving again. I haven't seen it in a while. I love Audrey Hepburn's fashion changed with the times, but her style remained the same.

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  43. the last picture is loverly! i want a lace mask like that...don't know why I'd use it, but I want one.

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  44. Great pictures, never seen the film, but i will...

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  45. Wow, such wonderful cinematography! Love her so much <3

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  46. Love all films starring Audrey<3

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  47. I haven't seen this one but now I really want to!

    P.S. Thanks for answering my question about blue. I wonder if that's the reason why the Red Sea is called that instead of the Blue Sea? :P

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  48. i went to a hollywood themed party this weekend and the hostess dressed as the ever tasteful audrey - she's just a symbol for eternal style. excited to see what might come of the etsy shop ideas!

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  49. Thanks for the comment! Glad I could make you smile. =D

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  50. Gosh I can't remember if I've seen this film. Am going to put it on my Netflix. I look forward to seeing it, Thanks!

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  51. This is one Audrey movie I haven't seen, for some reason. Though I do own some quite similar sunglasses.

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  52. Audreyy is timeless!!! Always perfect!! Beutiful beauty!!!
    Love the lace mascarade!!

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  53. I adore this movie; I'll have to watch it again soon. Many thanks for reminding me!

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  54. Audrey looks divine in these stills, I must check the film out. I love her little lace mask! x

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  55. I haven't seen that one! It looks amazing... If nothing else, it provides a lot of sartorial eye candy. :)

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  56. I'll be sure to watch it next :D
    +That's ironic seeing that now blue & red are total opposite colors now. &Thanks for responding! (: Haha, I never thought you would as I've been following your blog for awhile now.

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  57. Oh, one of my favourite movies of all time.

    classy, classy, classy, but hilarious.

    The wardrobe, I must not forget, is incredible.

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  58. ooh love these screenshots!
    thanks for sharing
    the last one is so glamorous

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  59. One of my favourite "late" Audrey movies - have to rewatch it now just for the fashion!

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  60. I can't say I've seen this movie but I shall check it out.

    I love your blog by the way totally going into my favs.

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  61. She looked fabulous in that movie and I really loved Peter O'Toole and her together. Also, that pink coat = perfection!

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  62. i havent seen this movie.. surely wanna find it soon
    thanks for sharing, i love audrey hepburn

    congratz for your feature in girlfriend magazine indonesia as the inspirational fashion blogger

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  63. I love this movie! The lace mask is so chic.

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  64. Very quaint indeed! I think I need to see this one, I haven't yet! Can you believe that?

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  65. Now there's a lady who knows how to work a statement coat! x

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  66. Ooh, haven't seen this in ages! Am scribbling it down so I can rent it next time I'm at the video store, LOVE LOVE LOVE Audrey (and most of her movies in this era)!
    xx

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  67. I have to watch this ASAP! Never seen this Audrey film!!

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  68. I love this one too...a lot of my love for it has to do with the fact that Peter O'Toole is in it - he is SO handsome it kills me.

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  69. great movie reference love all hepburn flicks!

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