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Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman (Hardcover)
Reads like carefully crafted fiction [Wasson] carries the reader from pre-production to on-set feuds and conflicts, while also noting Hepburns impact on fashion (Givenchys little black dress), Hollywood glamour, sexual politics, and the new morality. Capote would have been entranced. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Sam Wassons 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 ofBreakfast at Tiffanys. 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 presentingBreakfast at Tiffanys as we have never seen it beforethrough the eyes of those who made it.
|Genre||PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism|
|Publisher Date||2010-06-22 00:00:00.0|
|Unit weight||0.75 lb|
|Subtitle||Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman|
|Country of Origin||United States|
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This book was purchased as a gift but from what I've read it is a exceptional gift.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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