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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fifth Avenue, 5 AM by Sam Wasson

Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.  
Author:  Sam Wasson
Publisher: Harper Collins
Published:  June 22, 2010
Pages:  256
ISBN-13: 978-0061774157

Due to a delay in the postal service, I have not yet received my copy of Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M., though I certainly check the mailbox, eagerly, each day hoping to find it has arrived.  From the introduction, reviews and the press release, I have gathered the following:

Breakfast at Tiffany's, the movie, is a charming story of lovely, unattainable Holly Golightly, played by Audrey Hepburn.  Originally based on the book, Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote, the movie had five Oscar nominations, of which it won two.  The plot centres around Miss Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) who almost seems to have an identity crisis, as she is one person to one and another to another, and still another to herself.  Confusing perhaps, but certainly entertaining and Audrey Hepburn plays the role with a certain je ne said quoi, endearing her to all who have the pleasure of enjoying films starring the actress who made the little black dress become synonymous with quiet elegance.

This is the premise of Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M., the story behind the scenes of Breakfast at Tiffany's. We learn that Truman Capote originally wanted Marilyn Monroe cast as Holly Golightly, and while Marilyn has her assets, Audrey's vision on screen perfectly captures the character.  There are many more wonderful tidbits and for an Audrey Hepburn fan,this book   is a must.  Audrey almost did not take the role, afraid it would tarnish the image she protectively held in public and in her private life.  It is interesting to note that of all the films Ms. Hepburn starred in, most recall Breakfast at Tiffany's in relation to her acting career.

Today I came upon a co-worker who had picked up the book, Fifth Avenue, 5 AM out of curiosity, had quickly read the first three chapters and was unwilling to put it down.  She was enamoured!  I have read nothing but good about this "expose" of the movie, the novella, the writer, director and the star.  Until it arrives in my mailbox, I leave this with you with much anticipation.

Review to follow......  

For more information, visit the author's website:  Sam Wasson.

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  1. I hope you get your copy soon, you are going to love it.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. It sounds like you will really love this book when it finally arrives! I'm crossing my fingers that it gets there soon.


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