Dame Julie Andrews, star of stage and screen, celebrates a birthday today. Julie Andrews starred in the film adaptation of Huie’s novel, The Americanization of Emily. Andrews played the title role, Emily Barham, alongside James Garner, Melvyn Douglas, and James Coburn. The film came out in 1964. 1964 marks the first year that Andrews played a starring role in a film — and there were two that year. The other is a little picture known as Mary Poppins!
Movie posters, and different editions of the novel, including foreign editions will be featured in the exhibit on Huie, opening November 9, 2010 at the Hoole Special Collections Library.