Truman Capote was bitter: “Marilyn Monroe wanted the part so badly that she worked up two whole scenes all by herself to play for me. She was terrifically good. Then Paramount double-crossed me and cast Audrey.“ Hepburn took it in her stride that the novelist preferred a different star, then committed herself with her usual wholehearted aplomb. The irony, given these offscreen conflicts, is that it is now impossible to read the book without seeing Audrey Hepburn.

An ad for Palmolive shampoo from Motion Picture World magazine, October 1920 issue. Found via the Media History Project page, where they digitalize old magazines that are in the public domain.  (Warning: If you love old magazines and you click on this link you may never come up for air!! ) 


The painting in the ad is by F.X. (Frank) Leyendecker, who rests in Woodlawn’s White Oak section; it’s titled “Suppose Your Hair Came Down” (you can see the woman’s hair comb on the floor.)

Bio info and more of his work can be seen at the Pulp Artists website, linked here: