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    Breakfast at Tiffany's (Paramount, 1961). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    It has been said that the presence of writer Truman Capote on the set of Breakfast at Tiffany's was terribly stressful for Audrey Hepburn, as Capote's first choice for Holly Golightly was Marilyn Monroe. Fortunately, Hepburn overcame her trepidations, and delivered one of her finest, Oscar-caliber performances. The song "Moon River" was actually written specifically for the actress, as she was not a trained singer. When a studio executive suggested cutting the tune, Hepburn exclaimed "Over my dead body!" Her moxie paid off--the song stayed, and Hepburn proved she was worth the $750,000 salary she earned (a sum that made her the second highest paid actress of the day behind Elizabeth Taylor). Posters from the film remain at the top of collectors' lists and this example displays beautifully. Restoration has corrected pinholes in the corners, a tear in the top right corner, and a chip in the top left corner. There has been light touchup just above the title. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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    November, 2013
    16th-17th Saturday-Sunday
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