Friday, July 23, 2010

Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.

Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the dawn of the modern woman.

That is what Sam Wasson's newest book "Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M." boasts on its cover, with a classic of shot of Audrey Hepburn eating her breakfast in front of the New York City Tiffany's store. But as an enormous fan of Audrey, Tiffany's, and the movie itself, the book is so much more than that.

"Audrey Hepburn dances through the pages of Sam Wasson's portrait of a game-changing movie. Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. provides the juicy inside story while giving Hepburn her due as a true modern original."
-Molly Haskell
Author of Frankly My Dear: Gone With The Wind Revisited

The book chronicles Audrey's (and the cinematic world's) life before Tiffany's and what it meant for her to take the role of Holly Golightly over someone like Marilyn Monroe. It gives a play-by-play of casting, directing, cutting, producing, and everything in-between Audrey's dramatic, glamorous, and sometimes not-so-glamorous life, as well as going behind the scenes and into the lives of the elite of the country in the 1950s and 1960s. A must read for any fan of the movie or Audrey Hepburn herself.

Before Carrie Bradshaw and Sex and the City
there was Holly Golightly and Breakfast at Tiffany's.

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