Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman (Hardcover)

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    “Reads like carefully crafted fiction…[Wasson] carries the reader from pre-production to on-set feuds and conflicts, while also noting Hepburn’s impact on fashion (Givenchy’s little black dress), Hollywood glamour, sexual politics, and the new morality. Capote would have been entranced.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

    “Sam Wasson’s exquisite portrait of Audrey Hepburn peels backs her sweet facade to reveal a much more complicated and interesting woman. He also captures a fascinating turning point in American history— when women started to loosen their pearls, and their inhibitions. I devoured this book.” — Karen Abbott, author of Sin in the Second City

    Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. by Sam Wasson is the first ever complete account of the making of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. With a cast of characters including Truman Capote, Edith Head, director Blake Edwards, and, of course, Hepburn herself, Wasson immerses us in the America of the late fifties, before Woodstock and birth control, when a not-so-virginal girl by the name of Holly Golightly raised eyebrows across the nation, changing fashion, film, and sex, for good. With delicious prose and considerable wit, Wasson delivers us from the penthouses of the Upper East Side to the pools of Beverly Hills presenting Breakfast at Tiffany’s as we have never seen it before—through the eyes of those who made it.

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    ISBN 9780061774157
    Genre PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 231
    Publisher Date 2010-06-22 00:00:00.0
    Publisher HarperCollins
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 9.25 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 0.75 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Wasson, Sam

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      This book was purchased as a gift but from what I've read it is a exceptional gift.

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    • Enjoyable read

      If you are looking for a quick read, and have any interest at all in the major players of this movie and how Capote fit into his era, this might be the book for you. After I read it, I passed it on to my mom to read, and she enjoyed it as well.

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      This item was a real surprise. I was concerned in advance that it be a recital of procedural steps in makeing the movie. No So. It turned out to be an attention grabber and one that held attention. I was so enchanated that I read it all the way thru in one session, only stopping for a snack and water.

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