Presented to Audrey Hepburn by Art Director Gene Allen after filming of My Fair Lady. Shooting finished a few days before Christmas, 1963.
One of Audrey's few vices were cigarettes. In Audrey At Home, Luca Dotti described how she began to smoke as a young girl, when Holland was liberated from Nazi occupation by the British:
"Freedom has a special smell to me" - she explained - "the smell of British petrol and British cigarettes. When I ran out to welcome the soldiers, I inhaled their petrol fumes as if it were a priceless perfume and I demanded a cigarette, even though it made me choke." She would never again be without British cigarettes.