Oh, what I love more than anything: a new book on Audrey! Well, a new book on the production of Breakfast at Tiffany's, to be precise, but you absolutely cannot talk about Tiffany's without talking about Audrey Hepburn. It's physically impossible, try it.
Anyway, the book is called Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman, and delves into everything from filming to the adaptation from wandering novella to sparkling screenplay, to Audrey's impact on fashion and the formation of the modern woman. It looks to be a great read, I can't wait to get my grubby mitts on it!
Intrigued? You should be. And if you are in either New York or Los Angeles, you're in luck: the author, Sam Wasson, will be onhand to discuss the film and the book, and to sign copies if you would like. Here's the information:
For New York: This Thursday, July 8th at 7:30 PM, there will be a screening of Breakfast at Tiffany's at the Cinema Arts Centre, and Sam will be there to speak. Ticket prices include admission to the film, discussion, reception and book signing afterward, though you will have to pay for a book separately. Details are here.
For Santa Monica: Next Wednesday, July 14 at 6 PM, there will be a book signing event at Every Picture Tells A Story, and afterward there will be a screening of Breakfast at Tiffany's and a panel discussion to follow at the Aero Theatre just across the street. Information here.
For Los Angeles: Three weeks from now, on Monday July 26 at 7 PM, there will be a signing with Sam at Book Soup on Sunset Blvd. No word on a discussion, but if this is the only event you can make it to, I'm sure he wouldn't mind fielding a few questions as he signs your copy of the book. Details here.
What fun! I love that New York and Santa Monica also threw together screenings of the film as well. If you've never seen Breakfast at Tiffany's on the big screen, well ... you don't know what you're missing. It was meant to be seen that way, and to feel the energy of the audience around you is astounding. If you are anywhere remotely near any of these events, please try to go! I will be at the Santa Monica signing and maybe drop by the Sunset Blvd one just for fun. And if you can't make it, don't despair. Other events might be forthcoming, and you can still buy the book at a regular bookshop, or Amazon has it reduced to quite a nice price, if I do say so.