Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Chic Read: Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.

If you've ever read Truman Capote's original book Breakfast at Tiffany's, then you know that the movie version takes some artistic liberties with the story. Sam Wasson has written a new book entitled Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. that delves into how the producers turned a story that was supposedly unadaptable into every girl's favorite film. It's full of interesting tidbits such as how Truman Capote wanted Marilyn Monroe to play Holly Golightly and how the song Moon River almost didn't make the final cut. The title of the book refers to the time of day that they shot the iconic opening scene. Audrey Hepburn supposedly didn't want to eat the Danish either. Lucky for all of us that it all turned out perfectly in the end and if you want to hear how, definitely buy this book!

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