The Story of Holly Golightly
The name of Holly Golightly may seem unfamiliar to some people but the title “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is by all means familiar to everyone. And of course everyone has seen the famous photo of Audrey Hepburn with a thin cigarette in a long holder.
What is interesting is the fact that the part of Holly Golightly was especially written for Marilyn Monroe to be performed. But finally is was successfully performed by Audrey Hepburn. Truman Capote is supposed to use the image of Marilyn Monroe as a prototype for the main character of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. Actually it is hard to imagine a more suitable part for fair-curled angel Marilyn Monroe but she suddenly refused to shoot in the film. Everyone from Truman Capote to the filmmaker John Frankenheimer was surprised to hear her refusing to play such promising part. The matter was that Marilyn’s teacher of drama considered the part of Holly Golightly to have the negative impact of Monroe’s public image.
There was no other decision than to invite Audrey Hepburn to star in “Breakfast at Tiffany”. But Audrey also started her work with a refusal. She didn’t want to work with John Frankenheimer as she didn’t trust him completely. He was the master of TV shooting but the amateur in cinema. According to the wish of Audrey Hepburn Blake Edwards was invited to shoot the film.
Every starlet considers her debt to have a photo session a la Holly Golightly. There is also a doll named Holly which is a small replica of Audrey Hepburn produced by the Japanese company “Jun Planning”. The girl, whose favorite place is “Tiffany and Co.” is familiar to everyone and if the one who doesn’t recognize her from the first time sees the film poster he will say: “That’s where it from”.
Holly’s little black dress of by Givenchy was sold via Christie’s for 807 000 USD.
Though “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is not a masterpiece it has gained wide popularity and interest of the viewers.