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Paramount Pictures founder Adolph Zukor letter signed to Audrey Hepburn, a week after ''My Fair Lady'', one of the most anticipated films in Hollywood history, premiered to resounding critical and commercial success. Despite the fact that Warner Bros. produced the film, rather than Paramount, Zukor was so enchanted by Hepburn and the film that he sent a congratulatory note to its star. On his Paramount letterhead Zukor writes on 29 October 1964, ''My dear Audrey: It gives me great pleasure to congratulate you on your portrayal of MY FAIR LADY. / Your distinguished accomplishment will make history in the performing arts. / With sincere admiration, Cordially, [signed] Adolph Zukor''. Letter is from Audrey Hepburn's personal collection.

Zukor had long been an admirer of Hepburn's, predicting after her breakout role in ''Roman Holiday'' that she would be the greatest actress the cinema had ever seen. ''My Fair Lady'' swept the 1964 Academy Awards though Hepburn was rebuffed for her portrayal as Eliza Doolittle owing, many suspect, to the uncredited dubbing of her voice by Marni Nixon and the fact that Julie Andrews, star of the stage production, wasn't cast as Doolittle. Nevertheless, the film was hugely popular, with Hepburn's ''exquisite'' performance widely acclaimed. Elegant letter measures 6.5'' x 8.5''. With a single fold, in near fine condition. A rare letter, personally owned and well-preserved by Hepburn regarding ''My Fair Lady'', her most desired role.
Audrey Hepburn Receives a Letter From Paramount Founder Adolph Zukor -- ''It gives me great pleasure to congratulation you on your portrayal of MY FAIR LADY'' -- From Audrey's Personal Collection
Audrey Hepburn Receives a Letter From Paramount Founder Adolph Zukor -- ''It gives me great pleasure to congratulation you on your portrayal of MY FAIR LADY'' -- From Audrey's Personal Collection
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