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Paris When It Sizzles (1964)




The story concerns a veteran playboy screenwriter named Richard Benson (William Holden) who has been paid to write a screenplay for his boss, Mr. Alexander Myerheim (Noel Coward). Overly confident in his writing abilities, he puts off writing the screenplay until just two days before it is due. Gabrielle Simpson (Audrey Hepburn), a temp secretary hired by Benson to type the script, comes to Richard’s hotel room. Richard and Gabrielle come up with various off-the-wall scenarios for his screenplay, called The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower, which they act out in Paris in a film within the film. This means that members of the cast (including Tony Curtis) get to play more than one role.


Outfits (Click on an outfit image to be taken to that outfit page):

The Mint Green Suit and Cardigan

The Orange Dress

The Orange Dress

Flying Suit

Flying Suit

Blue nightgown and peignoir

Blue Nightgown and Peignoir

White shirtdress

White Shirtdress

White dress with blue belt

White Dress with Blue Belt

Medieval fancy dress

Medieval Fancy Dress

The Pink Dress


Watch the trailer:

4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 3, 2009 3:17 am

    The Mint Green Suit and Cardigan, gorgeous! I’ve always wanted to attempt making a similar suit to that one.

  2. December 2, 2009 8:14 pm

    thank you so much for this post!!! i have looked everywhere to find pics of the white dress – that’s what i want my wedding dress to look like. thank you thank you thank you!!!

    • glassoffashion permalink
      December 3, 2009 12:00 pm

      You’re very welcome :)

  3. H_Hepburn permalink
    December 9, 2011 10:49 pm

    I am hoping to make the mint green suit, but i am having a really tough time finding wool fabric in the right colour, so could you please tell me if you see anything similar!? Thank yoou :) x

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