Ruth Harris's Reviews > Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman

Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. by Sam Wasson
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Jan 03, 2012

really liked it
Read in January, 2012

I loved this and so will you IF. IF you love/admire Audrey Hepburn. IF you are interested in backstage info & gossip about the movie business. IF you want to know what Truman Capote thought (Audrey was NOT his first choice for Holly). IF you want to know about the conflict between Edith Head, the famous studio costume designer, and Hubert Givenchy, the French couturier who created the Audrey "look." IF you love to engage in nostalgia even tho you know it's a bit sloppy. IF you want to know exactly what the writers and director did to turn a wisp of a book into a film people still remember.

For people like me who are interested in all the above, this is probably worth 5 stars. I gobbled it up.

For the rest of the world, I'd say 4 stars.

Certainly an interesting take combining lots of research and interviews, expertly put together.

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