In New York for Breakfast at Tiffany’s…”Paramount double-crossed me in every way and cast Audrey.” Truman Capote

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  1. August 31, 2014

    Irony all around. Marilyn was his choice and sooo different from the saintly-looking Audrey Hepburn and yet, can you imagine anyone else playing Miss Holly Golightly?

    • September 1, 2014

      I really can’t—but in the novella it was pretty clearly written that Holly was a prostitute—and in the movie they play her as a party girl.

  2. August 31, 2014

    Back in the days when smoking was cool.

    • September 1, 2014

      My aunt (who was very glam) smoked, I think partially to maintain a fashionable silhouette, but the result was emphysema later in life.

  3. beachgal
    August 31, 2014

    Who is the lady on the far right? Looks a bit like Marian Collier

    • September 1, 2014

      I think it might be Beverly Powers…

    • September 1, 2014

      Or, more likely, Dorothy Whitney…

  4. August 31, 2014

    Lovely photograph! Just adore the style of dress, so lady like, so pretty, so beguiling!

    • September 1, 2014

      I think I might be a wee bit (okay, a lot!) older than you, but I remember very brief time when I was oh-so young when dressing up involved white gloves. It is a very polished look.

      • September 1, 2014

        No, think we’re in the same ageless grace range! White gloves do add polish to a lady’s suit or coat; can only imagine how that might go over at the local Starbucks, though!

  5. Melissa @ Swamp of Boredom
    September 2, 2014

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of those stories that would benefit from another adaptation, one that is true to the story instead of hindered by the Hays Code. Of course, the world would be up in arms about “remaking Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and I would be up in arms about pop culture writers’ continued inability to distinguish between a remake and an adaptation.

    • September 2, 2014

      I disagree. I think that some movies (this one, and “The Shining”, “It’s a Wonderful Life”, among others) differ from the original book but accidentally stumble onto a magical combination that makes something special – something un-toppable. When this happens, it should be left alone. You can never create a magical accident on purpose – it has to happen organically. An odd casting decision here, a cut scene there, a line that wasn’t in the script… but once it happens, you have to put it up on a pedestal and admire it for all time. There are SO many fabulous stories out there that have never been made into movies – if someone thinks they have the chops to make something great, why not put their stamp on something unique? Rehashing already perfect movie miracles is just sad, costs a lot of money, and doesn’t make anyone happy in the end. If people are that in love with the book…. just read the book.

  6. May 21, 2016

    What a fantastic photo.

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