Who doesn't love Audrey Hepburn? Her films, her personality, everything about her that influenced fashion, film and culture. I know you do too! That's why I thought its is necessary to share a few things that maybe (just maybe!) you had no idea about up until now. Neither did I and may I say, some are really-really juicy facts.
It turns out I happened to stumble across an introduction to a book written by Sam Wasson, entitled "5th Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and the Dawn of the Modern Woman". The book presents Breakfast at Tiffany’s in a new light. Now, I have no idea what the book actually says because I didn't read it, but some facts from it, as they appear on the official page, are very interesting:
1. Marilyn was Truman Capote’s first choice for Holly Golightly.
2. Audrey was afraid Holly would debase her image – she didn’t want the part initially.
3. Harper's Magazine rejected Capote’s manuscript for Breakfast at Tiffany's.
4. Edith Head had a contentious relationship with Audrey
5. Blake Edwards shot two different endings; one romantic, the other melancholy.
6. The film caused big problems with the censors – and forced screenwriter Axelrod to booby-trap the script to get in all the racy material.
7. It had the most expensive party scene Paramount ever shot.
8. Initially the studio wanted to cut “Moon River.”
9. George Peppard was universally disliked – and almost got in a fistfight with Blake Edwards.
10. Breakfast at Tiffany's changed film, fashion, and sex forever.
More on the subject can be read on Sam Wasson's blog, the post entitled What is this thing called Audrey? and, from the same author, Who Was the Real Holly Golightly?
Also, make sure you check out Audrey Hepburn's style advices that I transcribed a while ago from an old magazine. Timeless!