Sunday, August 22, 2010

breakfast, blake and the beverly wilshire...

i just finished reading a book that is generating mega-hype in the u.s at the moment. "fifth avenue audrey hepburn, breakfast at tiffany's and the dawn of the modern woman" by sam wasson. the highlights? discovering details about henry mancini's work ('moon river' was, in fact, first given the green light after being performed on a piano at the beverly wilshire hotel) and background scoops relating to blake edwards filming the famed party scenes. i particularly loved this film review from british magazine, photoplay:

'if you're an audrey hepburn fan - who isn't? - you may have some difficulty in picturing her as a new york playgirl. miss hepburn, an elegant thoroughbred, just doesn't look like the type of girl who would live strictly for kicks. yet here she is, turning out the performance of her life, in a new picture, breakfast at tiffany's, as - what the americans call - "a real kookie dame!"

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