Thursday 24 April 2014

Breakfast at Tiffany's

"Moon river wider than a mile
I'm crossing you in style someday
Oh dream maker, you heartbreaker,
Wherever you're going I'm going your way."

Her iconic hairdo would set the fashion for the 1960's:  the beehive with the frosted bangs, set high on her head with the shiny tiara.  Her eyes are doe-like.  Her lips form a bow.  Her classy black dress with matching elbow length gloves is understated.  Her pearl necklace completes the ensemble.  And her foot long cigarette holder, also a trademark of the Sixties.

Audrey Hepburn was nominated for an Oscar for her role as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's.  She portrays a Manhattan socialite who befriends a starving writer in her apartment building, played by George Peppard, who hasn't had anything published for months.  Soon after meeting the handsome writer, Holly's ex-husband appears, from the backwoods of Texas, claiming that they married when Holly was only 14.  Holly sends her ex packing, claiming that she's in love with someone else.  

One day, the writer catches a break and finds out one of his short stories is about to be published.  He rushes to tell Holly.  They spend the day together, touring Manhattan and doing the things they always dreamed of doing.  At Tiffany's, the writer has a Cracker Jack ring engraved and presents it to Holly as a gift.  While the writer knows he is falling in love, Holly is not convinced she feels the same way, claiming she wants to marry a wealthy man named Jose.  Will true love win out?

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