20 September 2011

Classic Week - the Bubble Car, Audrey Hepburn & 'Monte Carlo Baby'

This BMW Isetta or Bubble Car as they came to be known is moored alongside a yacht that displays a poster for an Audrey Hepburn film. Look behind the car and you can see the poster. Presumably the car appeared in the film?

Monte Carlo Baby was made in English and in French (Nous irons à Monte-Carlo) and Audrey Hepburn, who spoke fluent French, was the only actor who appeared in both versions. It's one of the earliest films Audrey Hepburn made (1953) and on the set she met Colette, who suggested her for a role in the stage production of Gigi, leading to the film version and the rest, as they say, is history.


Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Can you imagine a guy picking up a woman in a bar and saying, "Would you like to go for a ride in my BMW?" She says yes, and then he takes her outside and leads her to this car.

Unknown said...

Not a film I've heard of before. I'll have to see if it's available on DVD. Then of course there's Herbie goes to Monte Carlo. I wonder how many other films have been set in Monaco?

Rob Siemann said...

I'm old enough to remember them... Good thing or bad thing? Anyway, love the car!!!!!

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh, I had completely forgotten about the Isettas. I haven't seen one in many, many years.

Leif Hagen said...

What a cute little gem of a car! Did you hug it?
I received a postcard from Monaco from one of your Facebook friends, Barbara in Germany this week!
Bonjour d'EAGAN

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