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

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

Sam Wasson


NEW YORK TIMES top publication OF 2010


“So shrewdpermanent and enjoyable it may include its personal popcorn” – People


“A bonbon of a publication… besides adapted because the little black costume the motion picture made famous.” – Janet Maslin, New York Times


“Sam Wasson is a superb social historian.” – The New Yorker

“Reads like rigorously crafted fiction…[Wasson] contains the reader from pre-production to on-set feuds and conflicts, whereas additionally noting Hepburn’s impression on model (Givenchy’s little black dress), Hollywood glamour, sexual politics, and the recent morality. Capote could were entranced.” — Publishers Weekly (starred assessment)

“Sam Wasson’s beautiful portrait of Audrey Hepburn peels backs her candy facade to bare a way more advanced and fascinating girl. He additionally captures a desirable turning element in American heritage— while ladies began to loosen their pearls, and their inhibitions. I gobbled this book.” — Karen Abbott, writer of Sin within the moment urban

Fifth street, five A.M. via Sam Wasson is the 1st ever whole account of the making of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. With a forged of characters together with Truman Capote, Edith Head, director Blake Edwards, and, in fact, Hepburn herself, Wasson immerses us within the the USA of the past due fifties, ahead of Woodstock and contraception, while a not-so-virginal woman via the identify of Holly Golightly raised eyebrows around the country, altering style, movie, and intercourse, for strong. With scrumptious prose and significant wit, Wasson can provide us from the penthouses of the higher East aspect to the swimming pools of Beverly Hills featuring Breakfast at Tiffany’s as we've got by no means noticeable it before—through the eyes of these who made it.

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