Saturday, July 31, 2010

Audrey Friday

If you love Holly Golightly as I do, then get out there and get a copy of Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M, Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman.  I heard about this book while perusing NPR's Arts and Life section earlier today.  Someone on their staff had written this article on the book, so naturally I was inclined to read on :) Have any of you out there read this book? I must get my hands on this book soon...note to self...add this book to your birthday wish list ;)

"Audrey Hepburn is an icon like no other, yet the image many of us have of Audrey—dainty, immaculate—is anything but true to life. Here, for the first time, Sam Wasson presents the woman behind the little black dress that rocked the nation in 1961. The first complete account of the making of Breakfast at Tiffany's, Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. reveals little-known facts about the cinema classic: Truman Capote desperately wanted Marilyn Monroe for the leading role; director Blake Edwards filmed multiple endings; Hepburn herself felt very conflicted about balancing the roles of mother and movie star. With a colorful cast of characters including Truman Capote, Edith Head, Givenchy, "Moon River" composer Henry Mancini, and, of course, Hepburn herself, Wasson immerses us in the America of the late fifties before Woodstock and birth control, when a not-so-virginal girl by the name of Holly Golightly raised eyebrows across the country, changing fashion, film, and sex for good. Indeed, cultural touchstones like Sex and the City owe a debt of gratitude to Breakfast at Tiffany's.

In this meticulously researched gem of a book, Wasson delivers us from the penthouses of the Upper East Side to the pools of Beverly Hills, presenting
Breakfast at Tiffany's as we have never seen it before—through the eyes of those who made it. Written with delicious prose and considerable wit, Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. shines new light on a beloved film and its incomparable star."

Enjoy your weekend daahlings!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hello...It's Me!

Hello darling readers, yes, it's me! I'm alive :)  I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted! I'm so sorry for the Houdini act, but so much has happened since my last post, and I honestly did not have the opportunity or energy to post anything that might have been the least interesting on this blog.  I've peeked in a few times to briefly post on my other blog; Mad Men Fever, but other than that I've been offline.  I am hoping to post more regularly soon, but please bear with me while I regain my bearings and make my way back into the blogosphere! ;)

How is everyone's Summer going so far? Summer on this side of the woods...well, it hasn't really been Summer...I think that this is the first sunless Summer I've ever experienced in my life here in 'sunny' California. We've only had about a week and a half of typical 'hot' Summer days so far.  The rest of the days usually start off gloomy, and when the sun finally makes it's way out, the days turn out to be pretty mild; in the upper 60s, or mid 70s.  Don't get me wrong though, I enjoy having mild Summer days, but I also like true Summer days when it's so darn hot you want to spend your days by the pool, or at the beach, drinking ice cold lemonade or freshly brewed iced tea to your heart's content! What do you enjoy doing when it's pipping hot?

Well my dear readers, it's great to be back, and I hope to be here more regularly; posting and catching up on your wonderful blogs! I hope you are all having an enjoyable, fun, and memorable Summer, and that your week is coming to a relaxing end.  

Fondly yours,