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    "My Fair Lady" Prop Parasol. When production began on the film version of the stage musical My Fair Lady in the early '60s, it was widely assumed that the lead role of "Eliza Doolittle" would go to Julie Andrews, who had played said role in the stage version. Audrey Hepburn was cast instead, largely because Jack Warner wanted a bigger star. The blowback resulting from the casting controversy did some damage to Hepburn's career. Andrews' subsequent Academy Award for Mary Poppins -- and the lack of a nomination for Hepburn -- was seen by many as vindication for Andrews. (Ultimately, both actresses denied that there was ever any animosity between them.) nevertheless, My Fair Lady became a classic in its own right. This beautiful white parasol was used by Hepburn in the musical, and is accompanied by a small plaque crediting costume designed Cecil Beaton. The parasol was purchased from Howard Lowery in the mid 80's from Collectors Showcase auctions. It is in overall Very Fine condition with mild wear and moderate discoloration due to age.

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    October, 2007
    6th-7th Saturday-Sunday
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