Breakfast at Tiffany’s – the 1961 film based on Truman Capote’s 1958 novella – has become more famous for its visual shorthands, its signifiers of New York chic and fashionable femininity, than its actual story or characters.
Holly ( age 18 –19) is a country girl turned New York café society girl.
Upon its release in 1961, the Oscar-winning film Breakfast at Tiffany’s quickly became a classic , praised particularly for its star (the glamorous, gamine Audrey Hepburn) and her chic, oft-imitated style—guided by the sharp eyes of Hubert de Givenchy and legendary costume designer Edith Head.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (film)
|Breakfast at Tiffany’s|
|Based on||Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote|
|Starring||Audrey Hepburn George Peppard Patricia Neal Buddy Ebsen Martin Balsam Mickey Rooney Jose Luis de Villalonga|
|Music by||Henry Mancini|
|Cinematography||Franz F. Planer Uncredited: Philip H. Lathrop|
NEW YORK — More than 50 years after the Oscar-winning film “ Breakfast at Tiffany’s ” starring Audrey Hepburn came out, you can now actually have breakfast at Tiffany & Co.’s flagship store in midtown Manhattan. Last November, the Blue Box Cafe opened on the fourth floor of the iconic Fifth Avenue jewelry store.
Holly Golightly Is a Call Girl and Other Revelations About Breakfast at Tiffany’s .
“ Breakfast at Tiffany’s ” was shot in Eastman color , a film stock that did not retain color like the old Technicolor films and faded over the years.
Accordingly, is Audrey Hepburn singing in Breakfast at Tiffany’s ? Mancini and Mercer were eventually awarded four Oscars each, including one, in 1962, for best movie song with Moon River, from Breakfast at Tiffany’s . Audrey Hepburn’s singing voice was threadlike, and extremely limited in range, though always in tune.
Today marks what would have been Audrey Hepburn ‘s 86th birthday. The Belgian actress starred in 28 films over the course of her career, but none of her roles was more famous than Holly Golightly in _Breakfast at Tiffany’_s.
In adapting the book, George Axelrod had two main problems : Breakfast at Tiffany’s was too gay, and Holly was too sexual.
Academy Award for Best Music (Original Score) David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actress Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written Comedy PATSY Award for Motion Pictures
Holly is given $50 “for the powder room ” by a male acquaintance, as payment for her companionship that evening. 4. She’s got a great moniker. In an early version of the 1958 novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote, the character was named Connie Gustafson.