Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman

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Harper #ad - Capote would have been entranced. Publishers weekly starred review“Sam Wasson’s exquisite portrait of Audrey Hepburn peels backs her sweet facade to reveal a much more complicated and interesting woman. By sam wasson is the first ever complete account of the making of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. With a cast of characters including truman capote, changing fashion, and, film, wasson immerses us in the America of the late fifties, and sex, Edith Head, when a not-so-virginal girl by the name of Holly Golightly raised eyebrows across the nation, director Blake Edwards, before Woodstock and birth control, of course, Hepburn herself, for good.

With delicious prose and considerable wit, 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. More praise for Fifth Avenue, 5 A. M. A bonbon of a book… As well tailored as the little black dress the movie made famous.

Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman #ad - Janet maslin,  new york Times“Sam Wasson is a fabulous social historian. The new yorker“reads like carefully crafted fiction…wasson carries the reader from pre-production to on-set feuds and conflicts, Hollywood glamour, while also noting Hepburn’s impact on fashion Givenchy’s little black dress, sexual politics, and the new morality.

He also captures a fascinating turning point in American history— when women started to loosen their pearls, and their inhibitions. New york times bestseller new york times best book of 2010“so smart and entertaining it should come with its own popcorn.

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The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood

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Flatiron Books #ad - Here too is robert Towne's fabled script, widely considered the greatest original screenplay ever written. Here for the first time is the incredible true story of its making. Here is jack nicholson at the height of his powers, as compelling a movie star as there has ever been, embarking on his great, doomed love affair with Anjelica Huston.

Here is the fevered dealmaking of "The Kid" Robert Evans, the most consummate of producers. In sam wasson's telling, it becomes the defining story of the most colorful characters in the most colorful period of Hollywood history. Looming over the story of this classic movie is the imminent eclipse of the '70s filmmaker-friendly studios as they gave way to the corporate Hollywood we know today.

The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood #ad - Wasson for the first time peels off layers of myth to provide the true account of its creation. In telling that larger story, the big goodbye will take its place alongside classics like Easy Riders, Raging Bulls and The Devil's Candy as one of the great movie-world books ever written. Praise for sam wasson:"Wasson is a canny chronicler of old Hollywood and its outsize personalities.

. More than that, he understands that style matters, and, like his subjects, he has a flair for it. The new yorker"sam wasson is a fabulous social historian because he finds meaning in situations and stories that would otherwise be forgotten if he didn't sleuth them out, lovingly.

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Breakfast at Tiffany's: The Official 50th Anniversary Companion

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Rizzoli #ad - Rizzoli. Many of the illustrations included have never been published before. Breakfast at tiffany's features a top-notch cast, and Patricia Neal, Mickey Rooney, including George Peppard, yet Holly Golightly was the role that transformed Audrey Hepburn into a movie icon. A celebration of a timeless classic, this companion volume, timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the release of the iconic film, is the perfect book for any fan of Audrey Hepburn or the cinema.

This gorgeously illustrated tribute to Breakfast at Tiffany's is the only official companion to be published in association with Paramount Pictures and the Audrey Hepburn estate. Dressed by hubert de givenchy, directed by the infamous Blake Edwards, and brandishing the trademark cigarette holder, hers was the most memorable role.

Breakfast at Tiffany's: The Official 50th Anniversary Companion #ad - Rich in detail and in illustration, this keepsake tribute volume is the perfect celebration of a beloved classic. It celebrates the film's ongoing popularity:complete with candid behind-the-scenes photos, facsimiles of the shooting script, a special section on the costumes, full-color reproductions of the poster art, the score for Moon River, and much more.

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Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories

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Vintage #ad - Holly golightly knows that nothing bad can ever happen to you at Tiffany's; her poignancy, wit, and naïveté continue to charm. This volume also includes three of capote's best-known stories, “house of Flowers, ” and “A Christmas Memory, ” “A Diamond Guitar, ” which the Saturday Review called “one of the most moving stories in our language.

It is a tale of two innocents—a small boy and the old woman who is his best friend—whose sweetness contains a hard, sharp kernel of truth. Vintage. In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a woman whose name has entered the American idiom and whose style is a part of the literary landscape.

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Fosse

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Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - More than a quarter-century after his death, Bob Fosse’s fingerprints on popular culture remain indelible. Yet in spite of fosse’s innumerable achievements, no accomplishment ever seemed to satisfy him, and offstage his life was shadowed in turmoil and anxiety. Now, bestselling author sam wasson unveils the man behind the swaggering sex appeal, tracing Fosse’s untold reinventions of himself over a career that would spawn The Pajama Game, Pippin, All That Jazz, Cabaret, and Chicago, one of the longest-running Broadway musicals ever.

Wasson also uncovers the deep wounds that propelled Fosse’s insatiable appetites — for spotlights, women, and life itself. Used book in Good Condition. In this sweeping, effervescent prose proves the ideal vehicle for revealing Bob Fosse as he truly was — after hours, Wasson’s stylish, close up, richly detailed account, and in vibrant color.

Fosse #ad - The only person ever to win oscar, and tony awards in the same year, forever marking Broadway and Hollywood with his iconic style — hat tilted, Fosse revolutionized nearly every facet of American entertainment, Emmy, fingers splayed — that would influence generations of performing artists. Drawing on a wealth of unpublished material and hundreds of sources — friends, many of whom have never spoken publicly about Fosse before — Wasson illuminates not only Fosse’s prodigious professional life, and collaborators, lovers, enemies, but also his close and conflicted relationships with everyone from Liza Minnelli to Ann Reinking to Jessica Lange and Dustin Hoffman.

Vintage. Rizzoli.

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Apartment

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Bloomsbury Publishing #ad - 1 brooklynin 1996, the unnamed narrator of teddy wayne’s Apartment is attending the MFA writing program at Columbia on his father’s dime and living in an illegal sublet of a rent-stabilized apartment. Feeling guilty about his good fortune, he offers his spare bedroom--rent-free--to Billy, a talented, charismatic classmate from the Midwest eking out a hand-to-mouth existence in Manhattan.

The narrator’s rapport with billy develops into the friendship he’s never had due to a lifetime of holding people at arm’s length, hovering at the periphery, feeling “fundamentally defective. But their living arrangement, not to mention their radically different upbringings, breeds tensions neither man could predict.

Apartment #ad - Longlisted for the 2020 simpson / Joyce Carol Oates Literary PrizeOne of Vogue. Com’s “best books of 2020 so far”one of elle’s “best books of 2020 so far”named a most-Anticipated Book by The New York Times, Salon, Inside Hook, The Millions, Vogue, The Boston Globe, and Vol. Interrogating the origins of our contemporary political divide and its ties to masculinity and class, Apartment is a gutting portrait of one of New York’s many lost, disconnected souls by a writer with an uncommon aptitude for embodying them.

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Tiffany Style: 170 Years of Design

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Harry N. Abrams #ad - In this “best of tiffany” collection, readers will find a spectacular array of objects, from Louis Comfort Tiffany’s famous lamps and vases to opulent silver tea sets to Andy Warhol’s whimsical Christmas illustrations to Elsa Peretti’s signature heart pendant. Vintage. Since its inception 170 years ago, Tiffany & Co.

Drawing from a rich selection of design sketches and vintage and contemporary photography, all taken from Tiffany’s unparalleled archives, as well as new photography taken especially for this book by Harry Benson, Tiffany Style reveals the company’s fascinating history and evolution through its most unforgettable creations.

Tiffany Style: 170 Years of Design #ad - Abrams. Rizzoli. Used book in Good Condition. Today,  its signature blue box is recognized the world over and can be had for a price, of course at more than 150 locations around the globe. In tiffany style, tiffany’s design director John Loring gathers for the first time in one volume the most renowned and memorable pieces ever produced by the company.

Has become synonymous with elegant, stylish design and alluring luxury, creating the world’s most dazzling jewelry and decorative objects.

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Breakfast at Tiffany's & Other Voices, Other Rooms: Two Novels Modern Library

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Modern Library #ad - From the modern library’s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by truman capote—also available are In Cold Blood, Portraits and Observations, Other Rooms, here are a pair of literary touchstones from Truman Capote’s extraordinary early career: the transcendently popular novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Other Voices, and The Complete StoriesTogether in one volume, the debut novel he published as a twenty-three-year-old prodigy.

Of all his characters, Capote once said, Holly Golightly was his favorite. Despite its themes of waylaid hopes and lost innocence, this semiautobiographical coming-of-age novel revels in small pleasures and the colorful language of its time and place. The hillbilly-turned-manhattanite at the center of Breakfast at Tiffany’s shares not only the author’s philosophy of freedom but also his fears and anxieties.

Breakfast at Tiffany's & Other Voices, Other Rooms: Two Novels Modern Library #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Rizzoli. Vintage. For holly, the cure is to jump into a taxi and head for Tiffany’s; nothing bad could happen, she believes, amid “that lovely smell of silver and alligator wallets. Other voices, after losing his mother, other rooms begins as thirteen-year-old Joel Knox, is sent from New Orleans to rural Alabama to live with his estranged father—who is nowhere to be found.

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Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon

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Skira Rizzoli #ad - Alongside work by the renowned photographers whose portraits defined Hepburn’s image and shaped her career are publicity photographs, images during the production of her films, as well as rare family photographs and other informal archive pictures. Abrams. Skira. Vintage. Possessing the features, and poise of a model, height, Hepburn collaborated with such couturiers as Hubert de Givenchy, and her image graced the pages and covers of Harper’s Bazaar and other fashion magazines.

She was photographed by legends, antony beauchamp, whose work is represented here, including Richard Avedon, Angus McBean, together with portraits by Cecil Beaton, Philippe Halsman, Norman Parkinson, and Irving Penn. A rich collection of iconic and rare portraits of one of the world’s most photographed women, international film legend Audrey Hepburn.

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon #ad - During her lifetime, and two for the road, belgian-born british actress audrey Hepburn 1929–1993, Sabrina, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Funny Face, My Fair Lady, Charade, star of such films as Roman Holiday, was recognized around the world. An iconic figure whose image—including her unmistakable silhouette from Breakfast at Tiffany’s—left an indelible impact on many cultural contexts, Hepburn played an essential role in the development of celebrity and visual culture in the twentieth century.

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The Brothers Mankiewicz: Hope, Heartbreak, and Hollywood Classics Hollywood Legends Series

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University Press of Mississippi #ad - Joe earned the second pair of his four Oscars for writing and directing All About Eve, which also won Best Picture. Used book in Good Condition. Herman, formerly an algonquin round table habitué, New York Times and New Yorker theater critic, and playwright-collaborator with George S. Despite triumphs as diverse as monkey business and cleopatra, and Pride of the Yankees and Guys and Dolls, the witty, intellectual brothers spent their Hollywood years deeply discontented and yearning for what they did not have―a career in New York theater.

He wrecked his own health using uppers and downers in order to direct Cleopatra by day and finish writing it at night, only to be very publicly fired by Darryl F. Rizzoli. Abrams. Skira. Vintage. Herman J. 1897–1953 and Joseph L. Zanuck, an experience from which Joe never fully recovered. For this first dual portrait of the mankiewicz brothers, work, loves, Sydney Ladensohn Stern draws on interviews, letters, diaries, and other documents still in private hands to provide a uniquely intimate behind-the-scenes chronicle of the lives, and relationship between these complex men.

The Brothers Mankiewicz: Hope, Heartbreak, and Hollywood Classics Hollywood Legends Series #ad - While herman drifted downward, joe rose to become a critical and financial success as a writer, Judy Garland, producer, though his constant philandering with prominent stars like Joan Crawford, and director, and Gene Tierney distressed his emotionally fragile wife who eventually committed suicide.

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Leave Her to Heaven The Criterion Collection Blu-ray

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The Criterion Collection #ad - A singular hollywood masterpiece that draws freely from the women’s picture and film noir alike, Leave Her to Heaven boasts elegant direction by melodrama specialist John M. Modern Library. Vintage. Skira. Stahl, and a chilling performance by tierney, blazing Technicolor cinematography by Leon Shamroy, whose Ellen is a femme fatale unlike any other: a woman whose love is as pure as it is poisonous.

Yet the glassy surface of ellen’s devotion soon reveals monstrous depths, as Richard comes to realize that his wife is shockingly possessive and may be capable of destroying anyone who comes between them. Novelist richard harland cornel wilde seems to have found the perfect woman in Ellen Gene Tierney, a beautiful socialite who initiates a whirlwind romance and steers him into marriage before he can think twice.

Leave Her to Heaven The Criterion Collection Blu-ray #ad - Abrams. Special edition blu-ray features • new 2k digital restoration by twentieth century fox, the academy film archive, and The Film Foundation, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack • New interview with critic Imogen Sara Smith • Trailer • PLUS: An essay by novelist Megan Abbott Rizzoli. Used book in Good Condition.

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