Sunday, November 6, 2011

Quel book: Fifth Avenue, 5 A. M.

The subtitle of this book says it all: "Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the dawn of the modern woman."

Author Sam Wasson charts arc of people and events that came together to create the movie: Truman Capote's late-night/early-morning trips to Tiffany's with one of his muses, to his novella based partly on his absent mother, the Givenchy-only clause in Audrey's contract, the making of director Blake Edwards' hilarious party scene, and both the scandal and the impact of Holly on Audrey Hepburn and on viewers.

I highly recommend reading the book first and then watching the movie again, darlings. 


  1. Thanks for the recommendation. Will check it out. I think the film is darker than some people realise.

  2. I think you're right! Holly's background, for example.

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