Monday, June 28, 2010

RATE IT! Fifth Avenue, 5 AM

If you've ever wanted to discover the inside scoop on one of the most beloved Hollywood films of all time, now is your chance. 

'Fifth Avenue, 5 AM' by Sam Wasson, delivers all the details, many revealed for the first time, behind the making of 'Breakfast at Tiffany's.' Apparently, Truman Capote, the author of the novella from which the film version of 'Tiffany's' was based, wanted Marilyn Monroe to star in the role that eventually went to Audrey Hepburn. Can you imagine? The movie would have been a completely different experience without dainty Audrey. 

'Breakfast at Tiffany's' has been featured in many pop culture enterprises, including the delightful 'Summer at Tiffany' -- a must read if you're a fan of Audrey's movie, or the famed jewellery store -- but in 'Fifth Avenue, 5 AM' it's the very first time the movie myth itself gets examined on its own terms. 

'Fifth Avenue, 5 AM' is published by Harper Studio and can be purchased from, and most bookshops. 


Jennifer said...

Just saw the movie all the way through for the first time last week. Loved it!!! Marilyn? That has to be a joke! So much more iconic this way.

Jackie said...

Isn't it brilliant? One of my all-time faves. I blame this movie for my love of all things Tiffany.

No offense to Marilyn, but Audrey just brings a touch of class to this production. I couldn't possibly imagine anyone else in the role of Holly.

KT and Easton said...

Never did appreciate Audrey Hepburn until much latter in my life. Couldn't believe what I was missing all those years. That's one classy dame.

Jackie said...

So true, KT.

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