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

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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 ofBreakfast 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 presentingBreakfast at Tiffany’s as we have never seen it before—through the eyes of those who made it.

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    ISBN 9780061774164
    Genre PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism
    Format Paperback
    Pages 231
    Publisher Date 2011-08-30 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Perennial
    Copyright Year 2011
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.48 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Wasson, Sam
    Country of Origin United States

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