Fifth Avenue, 5 Am

Fifth Avenue, 5 Am

Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman

By Sam Wasson

Aurum Press, Hardcover, 9781845136086

Publication Date: October 1, 2010

Description

Audrey Hepburn is an icon like no other, yet the image many of us have of Hepburn--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. 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 early sixties 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.