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"Breakfast at Tiffany's": 60 years of a timeless myth


The windows of the 5th Avenue jeweler and the black dress of the couturier Givenchy have become as famous as the heroine played by Audrey Hepburn in the comedy by Blake Edwards released in 1961. Back on the set of a cult film.

Even those who don't remember the script well, or haven't seen the entire film, know the opening minutes

of Blake Edwards'

Breakfast at Tiffany’s


Diamants on the Sofa

, in French) released in 1961 and inspired by the eponymous novel by Blake Edwards. Truman Capote. In the early morning, to the sound of

Moon River

by Henry Mancini (who will receive the Oscar for best original song), Audrey Hepburn, alias Holly Golightly, in a long black dress and banana bun, gets out of a yellow taxi on a 5th avenue deserted and walks towards Tiffany's windows. She bites into a croissant, sips a coffee, and admires the jewelry (too expensive for her) while nodding her head. "

This inaugural scene is the shot that was shot first.

A Sunday in October 1960, at 5 a.m.

The same day we filmed the one that comes later in the script, when the Hepburn-Peppard couple visit the store,

”said producer Richard Sheperd.

"It seems to me that nothing unpleasant can happen in this kind of shop"

Holly Golightly, performed by Audrey Hepburn

On film, New York is eerily empty, but in reality,

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Source: lefigaro

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