Saturday, July 02, 2011

"Breakfast at Tiffany's" dressed in a Givenchy black dress

One of Audrey Hepburn's most beloved films, "Breakfast at Tiffany's," is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. And the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is celebrating the film's birthday on July 29 with a screening of a new digital restoration at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Based on the Truman Capote novel, "Breakfast at Tiffany's" earned Hepburn a lead actress Oscar nomination for her indelible turn as Holly Golightly, a free-spirit who is not above eating breakfast dressed in a Givenchy black dress outside of Tiffany's in New York City.

Blake Edwards directed the romantic comedy adapted from Capote's novel by George Axelrod. The film earned Oscars for Henry Mancini's haunting score, as well as for Mancini and Johnny Mercer's memorable love song, "Moon River."

—Susan King

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