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    Breakfast at Tiffany's (Paramount, 1961). Henry Mancini Autographed Insert (14" X 36").
    Looking at this lovely image of Audrey Hepburn, it's hard to believe she almost didn't play the part of Holly Golightly. Writer Truman Capote wanted his good friend Marilyn Monroe for the role, but by 1961 Monroe had developed an infamous reputation for being difficult on the set and director Blake Edwards was not willing to accommodate the star's unpredictability. Instead, the part went to Hepburn, a move that elevated her to iconic status. A film filled with so many fine cinematic elements, its posters are always in high demand including the insert format. This particular one is special, as it is signed by another Hollywood legend, composer Henry Mancini, who won two Academy Awards for this very film. It is inscribed "To Leith---Henry Mancini." The poster has been lightly restored to correct staple holes in the borders and a chip in the top right. Fine/Very Fine on Paper.


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    July, 2016
    30th-31st Saturday-Sunday
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