Birthday 'at Tiffany's'

"Breakfast at Tiffany's," Blake Edwards' romantic comedy, starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, celebrated its 50th anniversary Wednesday. The film premiered on Oct. 5, 1961 in -- where else? -- New York City.

I've scribbled about the movie multiple times on this site, which is kind of surprising to me. I mean, writer Truman Capote's main characters are morally bankrupt and/or creepy. I wouldn't care to hang with any of them -- well, except Cat, of course.

Nevertheless, I have an undeniable warm spot for "Breakfast at Tiffany's," most likely due to the effervescent Ms. Hepburn, plus the lush and bubbly Henry Mancini musical soundtrack.

Savoring 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'
Here's a 2009 piece with video clips, including the fine opening title sequence and the "Moon River" fire escape scene, alongside the original theatrical coming attractions trailer.

Movies in the Movies: 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'
A bit of product placement trivia has become one of the most visited of the 2000-plus posts on this ol' blog.

And I located several other personal "Breakfast at Tiffany's" mentions:

Spending too much time prepping [Fox Theatre] screening of BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S. First hints: sleep deprivation & legal name change to Mikey Golightly.

My mother probably saw BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S in original release (probably at the Fox), but she certainly saw Audrey [Hepburn]. She took to Holly Golightly's upswept hair look and that was Mom's style for years.

I was tackled and forced into crewcuts.

Upswept crewcuts.

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