Saturday, January 7, 2012

January Book Review

I've decided that one of my main resolutions for 2012 is to tackle the stack of books I have been collecting and just never seem to finish.  My book of choice for January is Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. by Sam Wasson.  I read this in 3 days which is a huge accomplishment for me!  It's a New York Times Bestseller that takes you back to the first thought in 1951 of the lovely Miss Holly Golightly - World renowned character from Truman Capote's novel Breakfast at Tiffany's - to what later became a ground breaking movie that actually pushed through cinema & society barriers in 1961.  It's a great sneak peek into old school Hollywood, the fashion scene in Paris, NYC's privileged society and all the politics that went into making this movie. 
You will be so excited to finish the book and re-watch the movie with all the fun insider information you get in each chapter.  I came to love a whole new cast of characters...
Babe Paley - NYC Socialite and Truman Capote's head "Swan".  She was a main part of what would become the character, Holly Golightly. 
Blake Edwards - Director of Breakfast at Tiffany's... Certainly not any one's first choice, but proved himself genius with the conception of the rowdy Cocktail Party scene in the movie. 
Hubert de Givenchy - The Godfather of Holly's famed opening scene gown.  My favorite stories in the book involved Audrey's shopping trips to Paris for her wardrobe in the movie.
Do you think she would let me borrow her clothes?

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