Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffanys, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman by Sam WassonAudrey Hepburn is an icon like no other, yet the image many of us have of Audrey—dainty, immaculate—is anything but true to life. Here, for the first time, Sam Wasson presents the woman behind the little black dress that rocked the nation in 1961. The first complete account of the making of Breakfast at Tiffanys, Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. reveals little-known facts about the cinema classic: Truman Capote desperately wanted Marilyn Monroe for the leading role; director Blake Edwards filmed multiple endings; Hepburn herself felt very conflicted about balancing the roles of mother and movie star. With a colorful cast of characters including Truman Capote, Edith Head, Givenchy, Moon River composer Henry Mancini, and, of course, Hepburn herself, Wasson immerses us in the America of the late fifties before Woodstock and birth control, when a not-so-virginal girl by the name of Holly Golightly raised eyebrows across the country, changing fashion, film, and sex for good. Indeed, cultural touchstones like Sex and the City owe a debt of gratitude to Breakfast at Tiffanys.
In this meticulously researched gem of a book, Wasson delivers us from the penthouses of the Upper East Side to the pools of Beverly Hills, presenting Breakfast at Tiffanys as we have never seen it before—through the eyes of those who made it. Written with delicious prose and considerable wit, Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. shines new light on a beloved film and its incomparable star.
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Audrey Hepburn steps out of a taxi as the sun is rising on an empty Fifth Avenue in front of the jewelry store wearing the iconic Hubert de Givenchy, otherwise known as the most amazing black dress in the history of black dresses. For dramatic effect she pauses on the sidewalk and takes a long look at her favorite place in the city before approaching the jewel filled window displays.
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Odds are, you've seen the above photo everywhere—in dorm rooms, in framing stores, on Pinterest. I totally get it—the image is inherently chic and classic—but what I have a harder time grasping is the misconception that surrounds the movie's plot. I'm willing to bet a fair amount of young women pinning and pining over that iconic photo haven't actually seen the movie. Or if they have, they'll describe loosely as follows:. A party-girl socialite named Holly who can't be tied down falls for the golden-haired novelist who moves into her building. They run around New York being young and carefree, then they make out in the rain. She has a cat named Cat and she looks amazing and really thin, the end.
Breakfast at Tiffany's is a American romantic comedy film directed by Blake Edwards and written by George Axelrod , loosely based on Truman Capote 's novella of the same name. Hepburn regarded it as one of her most challenging roles, since she was an introvert required to play an extrovert. Breakfast at Tiffany's was received positively at the time, and won two Academy Awards : Best Original Score and Best Original Song for " Moon River ", which was also selected as the fourth most memorable song in Hollywood history by the American Film Institute in In , the film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. After looking into its windows, she strolls to her apartment and has to fend off her date from the night before.