Breakfast at Tiffany’s is about a young woman named Holly Golightly. Soon after, the marriage was annulled, and Holly again ran in search of a happier life. She eventually landed in New York City, where she became a high society escort, trying to raise money to make a home for herself and her brother.
By Truman Capote It’s the belief that only good things happen there that makes Tiffany’s so appealing to her. So why choose this as the title? The title draws attention to Holly without having to name her specifically – she’s the only one in the book who loves the store so much.
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.
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.
Breakfast costs $29 and starts with coffee or tea and a croissant or fruit. Then it’s your choice of avocado toast, a buttermilk waffle, truffle eggs or smoked salmon and a bagel.
The primary reason Tiffany is popular , though, is that their pioneering approach to jewelry and design has always appealed, and sometimes it has appealed enough that the entire industry is transformed. It was this philosophy of natural beauty, in fact, that led Tiffany to design their signature engagement ring setting.
Holly Golightly Is a Call Girl and Other Revelations About Breakfast at Tiffany’s .
posted by zpousman at 10:49 AM on December 27, 2004. It was a polite way of being paid for spending time with people that she otherwise wouldn’t be spending the time with. I don’t think Holly was a call girl so much as she was a paid companion. Someone that makes an ugly person less ugly.
In adapting the book, George Axelrod had two main problems : Breakfast at Tiffany’s was too gay, and Holly was too sexual.
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.
And it is here, at the ending , where the book and the movie differ. In the film, the cat is found and Holly’s revelation is met by a passionate kiss from Paul, the man who has always loved her, who she can finally love back, now that she understands what love and commitment are.
“ 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. 27 and 30 will see a film in its original luster thanks to a 4k digital restoration from the original negative.
Of course, they don’t actually serve breakfast at Tiffany’s . Audrey Hepburn’s Holly Golightly is forced to bring her own—a Danish and coffee, eaten out of a paper bag—while she gazes longingly in the jeweler’s window at a world of luxury and wealth that seem so close but forever out of reach.
Does Tiffany’s ever have sales ? No. Tiffany & Co. has never held a sale since opening in 1837. offers a discount to military members and store employees.