Audrey Hepburn and Maurice Chevalier on the set of the 1957 Allied Artists production Love in the Afternoon, Paris, 1956
gelatin silver press print
signed and inscribed in blue felt pen To Audrey's mother From Arianne's father - Maurice Chevalier, 1956 (recto); stamped photographer's and Jours de France copyright credit (verso)

sheet: 9½ x 12 in. (24.1 x 30.5 cm.)

Sean Hepburn Ferrer, Audrey Hepburn: An Elegant Spirit, London, 2005, p. 68.
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Maurice Chevalier as Claude Chavasse played Audrey Hepburn's [Ariane's] father in Love in the Afternoon. According to biographer Barry Paris, Chevalier ...won her heart with a telegram on the first day of shooting: "How proud I would be, and full of love I would be, if I really had a daughter like you. When Chevalier learned Audrey's mother was a fan, he signed this photograph with a playful dedication as a gift to the Baroness Ella Van Heemstra. The faded condition of the print indicates that it was framed and displayed for many years.
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