Bright Lights Film Journal

Washing Daddy’s Car

Audrey Hepburn shows us why God invented shorts in this publicity shot for Sabrina. Daddy/chauffeur John Williams, wearing a rubber apron and armed with a hose, guards Audrey’s rear. What happened next is anybody’s guess, but I’m guessing, water sports.

Hepburn wore these shorts in at least a dozen publicity stills for Sabrina (in the picture, she goes sailing in them as well.) This is an awfully casual shot. Notice the pair of sandals (Mules? Clogs? Donkeys?) lying on the floor to the left of the bucket, which hardly fit in with the garage ambiance. Hepburn wore those in a number of the stills.

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