'Breakfast at Tiffany's' 50th Anniversary Celebrated in Revealing New Book
The "Official 50th Anniversary Companion" describes how the film was cast -- author Truman Capote wanted Marilyn Monroe to star -- and features publicity stills of Audrey Hepburn with retouching lines.
October marks the 50th anniversary of the beloved film -- especially by fashaholics -- Breakfast at Tiffany's, and Rizzoli is publishing the gorgeous book Breakfast at Tiffany's: The Official 50th Anniversary Companion.
It's amazing to think of all the anecdotes about this movie we didn't know -- it describes how the script came together from Truman Capote's novella, how the film was cast (Capote wanted Marilyn Monroe to play Holly Golightly, who in his book is an obvious call girl), all about its famed New York locations and then all the details of its opening on Oct. 5, 1961.
Meanwhile, while you can ooh and ahh over all the amazing Audrey Hepburn-in-Givenchy pictures in the book, you'll also see this one: publicity stills of the actress with retouching lines marked on them. That's right -- even Audrey was photoshopped!
There aren't that many differences in the before and after, but those who believed the actress didn't have pores may be a little disappointed.
If Audrey were alive today, seeing this photo published would probably give her the mean reds!