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

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There has always been a certain kind of woman in motion picturesthe girl who stays out late, drinks a little too much, and has sex before marriage. But until 1961, she was always the bad girl, who had to repent for her wild ways before the end of the film. All of that changed with the release of Breakfast at Tiffany's, when Audrey Hepburn showed the world that a certain kind of woman could also be a heroine.

In the first complete account of the making of this iconic film, Sam Wasson presents an abundance of behind-the-scenes facts and delicious gossip: Truman Capote wanted Marilyn Monroe to play the leading role; director Blake Edwards filmed multiple endings, and George Peppard was universally disliked on the set. With a colorful cast of characters that includes Colette, Edith Head, Givenchy and Henry Mancini, Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. is the perfect guide to the movie that democratized glamor and paved the way for the social upheaval of the sixties.


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Collaborators: Sam Wasson (Author)

Pages: 288

Type: Paperback

Dim: 5.35" X 0.67" X 8.0"

Item Number: 9780061774164