Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) entices Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) by offering her chocolates in the film My Fair Lady.
May 20th is Eliza Doolittle Day, named for the beloved Cockney flower girl in the musical My Fair Lady.
This isn’t a widely celebrated holiday, not as popular or well-known as the likes of Arbor Day, but it has its special allure and fans.
I plan to celebrate the day by attending a My Fair Lady reading with professional actors.
The date for Eliza Doolittle Day came from lyrics in the song Just You Wait, in which Eliza sings:
“One day I’ll be famous, I’ll be proper and prim,
Gone to St. James so often I will call it St. Jim.
One evening the King will say, “Oh, Liza, old thing,
I want all of England your praises to sing. Read more…