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Posts tagged with ‘breakfast at tiffany's’

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Audrey Hepburn at The Flame Cinema in Rome for the Italian premiere of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, November 17th, 1961.

veronicamason asked: Hi, that's Veronica again!! As I told you, I'm writing an article about Audrey's life and carreer, and I've another special request, I'm looking for pictures of the Breakfast at Tiffany's première, especially the american one on 17th october 1961. Could you help me?? Thanks again, I absolutely love your blog!!

Hello Veronica!  Audrey didn’t attend the American premiere of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, she was in Italy at the time (as pictured below).


Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer in Italy, October 17, 1961.

Two days later she attended the London premiere of Breakfast at Tiffany’s and a month later the Italian premiere at The Flame Cinema in Rome.

bubbles-and-champagne asked: Hi ! I wanted to know where did the Moon River scene from Breakfast at Tiffany's was shot? Was it in NYC or in studios ? Thank you :) I hope you'll know ;)

The shot of Audrey singing “Moon River” on the fire escape was filmed on the Paramount Studios lot in Hollywood. Most of the exterior shots were filmed in New York City.  On the Set of New York has pictures of the real NYC locations used in the film.

Photo booth pictures of Truman Capote, Audrey Hepburn, and Mel Ferrer, c. 1956.

"Marilyn [Monroe] was my first choice to play Holly Golightly.  I thought she would be perfect.  Holly had to have something touching about her…unfinished.  [But] Paramount double-crossed me in every way and cast Audrey." - Truman Capote

Personal note:  Capote: A Biography by Gerald Clarke is the biography that made me a fan of biographies. 

Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Blake Edwards, and the cast and crew on set of Breakfast at Tiffany’s in New York, 1960.

Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard filming Breakfast at Tiffany’s in New York, 1960.

Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, and Blake Edwards on the set of Breakfast at Tiffany’s in New York, 1960.

Audrey Hepburn photographed by Howell Conant on the set of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1960.

Audrey Hepburn singing Moon River in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1961.

Audrey Hepburn singing Moon River in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1961.

Julie Andrews Q&A — Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Blu-ray) 50th Anniversary Screening

"I did subsequently get to know Audrey [Hepburn] quite well.  I don’t think there was a soul that knew her that didn’t love her.  And my husband adored her, too.  I think that I can honestly say that if I didn’t come into his life she would have been my competition.” - Julie Andrews

Henry Mancini


uppereastsiderkay asked: Hello darling, I'm planning my sweet 16 & I am a huge fan of Audrey. I was hoping to incorporate Audrey and Breakfast At Tiffany's as the theme of my party. Do you have any ideas or suggestions? Thx ☺️

That sounds like a lot of fun! It reminds me of the bridal shower Serena threw Blair in Gossip Girl, yet, didn’t that party include a diamond ring as a party favor? A little too expensive for my taste.  I’m not sure how big your guest list will be or if it’s co-ed but I had have your friends dress up to the nines. Ask them to wear their favorite party dresses for an evening of fun and extravagance. You should certainly wear your favorite black, cocktail dress with strands of costume pearls and a tiara in your hair à la Holly Golightly. I’d begin your invites with “Won’t you join me?” just as Audrey did in the Breakfast at Tiffany’s trailer. I’d serve sparkling cider and if it isn’t taboo, chocolate cigarettes.  You can always try to recreate the party scene in the film with lots of friends, laughter, and dancing.  Playing the music from the BAT soundtrack would surely help.  Another idea, I’d buy little cardboard boxes and paint them Tiffany’s blue, add white ribbons, and include a little present in each one as a fun party favor. If you’re having a dinner, keep the color scheme: Tiffany’s blue, white, and touches of black. If you have a half a tub lying around and a cat with no name, they definitely couldn’t hurt. ;)

Here is the original invite to the premiere of Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 1961. Perhaps, you can use it for inspiration.



Lot Description

Breakfast At Tiffany’s, 1961 
An invitation to the U.S. première of Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, 17 October, 1961, the front of the card printed Miss Holly Golightly and with an image of Audrey Hepburn in the role, the inside with printed facsimile handwriting Bon Chers Amis - Those simply marvelous people at Paramount will have a tres elegante invitational premiere of that divine movie “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”, Tuesday evening, October 17th, and you, pet, are invited…Do be there because this will be a très exclusive entertainment, black tie and all, and the only screening before the film is released to the provinces for just every old body. I’ll look for you and votre ami, Mille tendresses, Holly; accompanied by an invitation to a party following the film Première, the card insert with typescript P.S.: After you’ve seen that marvelous “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”, I would adore to have you and your guest come right over to my apartment for Breakfast At Holly’s…please tell me that you’ll join my petit bash, with printed facsimile signature Holly

Guess who is finally on blu ray? Imagine it: Audrey Hepburn wearing Givenchy in HD. I’m excited just thinking about it!


Audrey Hepburn in publicity photos for Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

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