The Inspiration



The Result

Mats Gustafson



~ by eaesthete on 02/11/09.

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  1. Photograph of Audrey Hepburn playing the naive socialite Holly Golightly in the 1961 film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

    The Oscar-nominated screenplay was written by George Axelrod, loosely based on the novella by Truman Capote.

    Capote, who sold the film rights of his novella to Paramount Studios, wanted Marilyn Monroe to play the role of Holly Golightly in the film. Barry Paris references a quote by Capote: “Marilyn was always my first choice to play the girl, Holly Golightly.” Screenwriter Axelrod was hired to “tailor the screenplay for Monroe.” When Hepburn was cast instead of Marilyn, Capote remarked: “Paramount double-crossed me in every way and cast Audrey.”

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