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

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780061774164
Author(s): Sam Wasson
Format: Paperback
Year: 2011
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Dimensions: 136 x 203 x 17 (w x l x h)
Pages: 288
Series: P.S. (Paperback)

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BEST BOOK OF 2010 So smart and entertaining it should come with its own popcorn People A bonbon of a book As well tailored as the little black dress the movie made famous. Janet Maslin, New York Times Sam Wasson is a fabulous social historian. The New Yorker Reads like carefully crafted fiction [Wasson] carries the reader from pre-production to on-set feuds and conflicts, while also noting Hepburn s impact on fashion (Givenchy s little black dress), Hollywood glamour, sexual politics, and the new morality. Capote would have been entranced. Publishers Weekly (starred review) Sam Wasson s exquisite portrait of Audrey Hepburn peels backs her sweet facade to reveal a much more complicated and interesting woman. He also captures a fascinating turning point in American history when women started to loosen their pearls, and their inhibitions. I devoured this book. Karen Abbott, author of Sin in the Second City Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. by Sam Wasson is the first ever complete account of the making of Breakfast at Tiffany s. With a cast of characters including Truman Capote, Edith Head, director Blake Edwards, and, of course, Hepburn herself, Wasson immerses us in the America of the late fifties, before Woodstock and birth control, when a not-so-virginal girl by the name of Holly Golightly raised eyebrows across the natio
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