Fifth Avenue, 5AM: Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's [Hardcover] Sam Wasson
Before Breakfast at Tiffany' s Audrey Hepburn was still a little-known actress with few film roles to speak of; after it - indeed, because of it - she was one of the world' s most famous fashion, style and screen icons. It was this film that matched her with Hubert de Givenchy' s " little black dress" . Meanwhile, Truman Capote' s original novel is itself a modern classic selling huge numbers every year, and its high-living author of perennial interest.
Now, this little book tells the story of how it all happened: how Audrey got the role (for which at first she wasn' t considered, and which she at first didn' t want); how long it took to get the script right; how it made Blake Edwards' name as a director after too many trashy films had failed to; and how Henry Mancini' s soundtrack with its memorable signature tune ` Moon River' completed the irresistible package.
This is the story of how one shy, uncertain, inexperienced young actress was persuaded to take on a role she at first thought too hard-edged and amoral - and how it made Audrey Hepburn into gamine, elusive Holly Golightly in the little black dress - and a star for the rest of her life.
Publisher: Aurum Press
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 26 mm