Justine Olivia Marks
Yogi, bibliophile, cinephile, Feminist, and one of the lovely people behind content at Vocal. Passionate about popular culture past and present. Native New Yorker with tropical roots. Good at lists.
7 Underrated Audrey Hepburn Movies
Audrey Hepburn's name is synonymous with her 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's. Breakfast at Tiffany's is a classic, (even though some elements of it really don't hold up), and Audrey Hepburn manages to both look great in Givenchy couture, and display her range as an actress. Audrey Hepburn was a European with aristocratic origins, but she disappears into the character of Holly Golightly, a very American girl with dubious origins and a dubious profession who lives on the edge of New York Cafe society. But I am not here to recommend the movie that made Audrey Hepburn a cultural touchstone and style icon who transcends classical cinema. Instead, I am here to recommend seven of her films that live in the shadow of Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Feeding Wanderlust During COVID-19
Some of my earliest memories are of airplanes and airports. As a child of immigrant parents, my arrival meant taking baby me from our home in New York to see family members in their native Caribbean for my first Christmas, and nearly every year following. The airplane safety card was my favorite reading material as a toddler. When I learned how to read actual words, I thought the signs out by JFK Airport that read “Jamaica” indicated our final tropical destination, not the neighborhood in Queens.