Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Beyond
By Jillian Bietz – Teens
“If I could find a real-life place that made me feel like Tiffany’s, then I’d buy some furniture and give the cat a name.”- Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Today’s teens are as enamored the classic movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The movie has an ageless sense of romance that has captured audiences for decades. In honor of Audrey Hepburn’s birthday, which was in May, lets take a look back at what was undoubtedly her most famous role; Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Audrey Hepburn solidified her career as a Hollywood legend when she starred in 1961’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s as the lovingly capricious Holly Golightly. And who could forget that stunning black Givenchy dress! This film is full of inspiration, classic fashions and the lovely story of the original girl about town.
Did you know that before the movie came a novella by Truman Capote? Breakfast at Tiffany’s originally appeared in Esquire magazine in the 1950’s. Both residents of the same Brownstone in New York City, the story follows the friendship of the fascinating, former country girl Holly Golightly and the narrator, an aspiring writer.
If you can’t get enough of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, check out Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman. Wasson provides the very interesting back-story of the Hollywood classic including how it came to fruition, the timeless clothing, how Audrey’s personal life affected her role as Holly (and vice versa) how the movie almost wasn’t and much, much more. Also highlighted is how Audrey’s character impacted generations of young women.
If you long to sip coffee in the window at Tiffany’s you are not alone!