Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.  : Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's

Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. : Audrey Hepburn In Breakfast At Tiffany's

by Sam Wasson
3.71 of 5 Votes: 4
256 Pages
Aurum Press , 25.09.2011
Aurum Press Limited
DIVBefore Breakfast at Tiffany’s Audrey Hepburn was still a little-known actress with few film roles to speak of; after it – indeed, because of it - she was one of the world’s most famous fashion, style and screen icons. It was this film that matched her with Hubert de Givenchy’s “little black dress”. Meanwhile, Truman Capote’s original novel is itself a modern classic selling huge numbers every year, and its high-living author of perennial interest. Now, this little book tells the story of how it all happened: how Audrey got the role (for which at first she wasn’t considered, and which she at first didn’t want); how long it took to get the script right; how it made Blake Edwards’ name as a director after too many trashy films had failed to; and how Henry Mancini’s soundtrack with its memorable signature tune ‘Moon River’ completed the irresistible package. This is the story of how one shy, uncertain, inexperienced young actress was persuaded to take on a role she at first thought too hard-edged and amoral – and how it made Audrey Hepburn into gamine, elusive Holly Golightly in the little black dress - and a star for the rest of her life./div


SAM WASSON studied film at Wesleyan University and the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He is the author of A Splurch in the Kisser: The Movies of Blake Edwards, Fifth Avenue, 5am: Audrey Hepburn and Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Paul on Mazursky. He lives in Los Angeles.


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