Take a Behind-the-Scenes Look at ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’


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Breakfast at Tiffany’s was released on Oct. 5, 1961. The romantic comedy, directed by Blake Edwards, immediately captured the hearts of moviegoers. George Axelrod’s screenplay was loosely based on Truman Capote’s novella of the same name. Not only did audiences love the film, it won critical acclaim, too, taking home two Oscars — Best Original Music Score (Henry Mancini) and Best Song (“Moon River”).

Audrey Hepburn, who was nominated for Best Actress at that year’s Oscars, led the cast, which also included George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, and Mickey Rooney, whose careers were forever changed by its success. Despite the fact that she was playing a call girl, the film turned Hepburn into a fashion icon. Afterward, she was known for personifying style and grace. It also put exposed a whole new demographic to Tiffany & Co., even though the famed jewelry store had been in business since 1837. (And now, if you’re in New York City, you really can have breakfast at Tiffany & Co.)

While the film may have looked picture perfect on screen, it wasn’t always smooth sailing. Click through for some Breakfast at Tiffany’s facts that pull the curtain back a bit. Want to know about the controversial casting choices, creative set design, and drunken parties? We’ve got you covered. Don’t forget to SHARE these Breakfast at Tiffany’s facts with your Hepburn-loving friends!