Breakfast at Tiffany’s – 1961 – dir. Blake Edwards
It is hard to believe that Breakfast at Tiffany’s is celebrating its 50th birthday this year!
Equally hard to believe is the fact that author, Truman Capote, did not want Audrey Hepburn playing Holly Golightly in the film adaptation of his 1958 novella and kept insisting that director, Blake Edwards, hire Marilyn Monroe for the role. He thought Hepburn was a wonderful actress, and wide-eyed and fawn-in-the-woods enough to portray Holly’s sensitive, vulnerable side, but felt she lacked the edge to play a savvy Park Avenue call girl. Edwards won out and Hepburn turned out to be perfect in the part.