Ah.. the multi-buy promotion. I ended up buying two copies of My Fair Lady today. One was the original 1959 London production - Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews. The other was the movie soundtrack, Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn? well, no. In fact, it's Rex Harrison along with Marni Nixon
- the voice behind a lot of musicals. As well as she managed to pretend to be Audrey Hepburn, dubbing the songs for the non-singing Ms Hepburn (actually, Audrey did sing in Breakfast at Tiffany's but not very well), Marni was not a patch on Julie Andrews when it comes to portraying Miss Dolittle. Such a shame that Julie Andrews never got the chance to play the role she created for the movie that everyone remembers of it.
Audrey Hepburn's rendition of Moon River in Breakfast at Tiffany's was good enough to earn its composer's praise as his favourite version. Apparently, though the Hepburn singing voice was not tuneful, her delivery was earnest and that's what Mancini most appreciated.