Breakfast at Tiffany's

Released; 1961

Location; New York city, USA

Was there ever a film and an actress more closely associated in popular culture than Audrey Hepburn and Breakfast at Tiffany’s?

Released in 1961 at the height of Audrey Hepburn’s career  I always got the feeling that although she wasnt the image for Holy Golightly that Truman Capote intended when he wrote the novel, the film would never have achieved its acclaim if it wasn’t for her charisma. Likewise, the image of her character from the film has forever been the way Audrey Hepburn has been remembered on everything from posters, lamp shades, pencil cases and cusions.

I was able to go hunting for locations from the movie back in 2012 when I was in New York on honymoon. It was March so not the warmest day of the year by any means and it was the last full day we would spend in New York. I led Joanne(my wife) on one of my legendary “nearly there” and “just around the next corner” walks to the Upper East side neighborhood without telling her where we were going. Just as energy and patience was starting to run out I stopped her outside 169 East 71st Street and asked here if she recognized the townhouse we were standing outside. After a little bit of looking around Joanne realized what the target of the walk had been and she was standing on the set from her favorite movie.

Incidentally, the house from the film came up for sale recently with an asking price of $10m so standing outside looking in will be as close as we get to living there.

I hope you enjoy the videos and picture sets below and if you have any connection to the film please get in touch and let me know. 

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Released; 1961

Location; New York city, USA

Was there ever a film and an actress more closely associated in popular culture than Audrey Hepburn and Breakfast at Tiffany’s?

Released in 1961 at the height of Audrey Hepburn’s career  I always got the feeling that although she wasnt the image for Holy Golightly that Truman Capote intended when he wrote the novel, the film would never have achieved its acclaim if it wasn’t for her charisma. Likewise, the image of her character from the film has forever been the way Audrey Hepburn has been remembered on everything from posters, lamp shades, pencil cases and cusions.

I was able to go hunting for locations from the movie back in 2012 when I was in New York on honymoon. It was March so not the warmest day of the year by any means and it was the last full day we would spend in New York. I led Joanne(my wife) on one of my legendary “nearly there” and “just around the next corner” walks to the Upper East side neighborhood without telling her where we were going. Just as energy and patience was starting to run out I stopped her outside 169 East 71st Street and asked here if she recognized the townhouse we were standing outside. After a little bit of looking around Joanne realized what the target of the walk had been and she was standing on the set from her favorite movie.

Incidentally, the house from the film came up for sale recently with an asking price of $10m so standing outside looking in will be as close as we get to living there.

I hope you enjoy the videos and picture sets below and if you have any connection to the film please get in touch and let me know. 

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