Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)


It’s almost a well known fact that author Truman Capote was livid that Paramount Studios had chosen Audrey Hepburn to play his dear Holly Golightly. An excerpt from Donald Spoto’s biography on Hepburn entitled, Enchanted, gives readers insight:

“….. Holly Golightly was real –a tough character, not an Audrey Hepburn type at all. Marilyn Monroe was my first choice to play her. I thought she would be perfect for the part. Holly had to have something touching about her–unfinished. Marilyn had that.” (Spoto, 206-207)

  1. For more insight on this film and the effect of Audrey Hepburn, see, Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman by Sam Wasson.
  2. Additionally, there is a very interesting Pinterest page dedicated to unique photographs from the book. which can found here
  3.  Buy Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Centennial Collection) here from

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