The Mouth of Truth, Rome
This card came in a couple of weeks ago from Francesco. I hadn’t had a chance to post it yet but, since I had such high praises for Naples yesterday, I didn’t want to give Rome short shrift. But mostly I just wanted to post this clip from Roman Holiday. Gregory Peck will tell you all about La Bocca della Verità so I don’t have to. All you need to know is that Audrey Hepburn has escaped from her life in captivity as a princess, and thinks she’s pulling the wool over Gregory Peck’s eyes, while he has kept hidden the fact that he’s a reporter who has seen through her disguise:
It’s been said that his little joke was unscripted and that her reactions were absolutely genuine; either way, I’m glad this scene made it into the move.