Facts About Breakfast At Tiffany's

Facts About Breakfast At Tiffany's

Don't let the mean reds get you down, go to Tiffany's!

The iconic classic movie, "Breakfast at Tiffany's," is a fan favorite among most people. Here are some fascinating behind-the-scenes information of the famous movie, Breakfast at Tiffany's.

1. Audrey Hepburn actually hated danish pastries

According to a report in the 1960's by the New York Times, "Miss Hepburn, it developed, had no affection for the Danish, preferring ice cream at Schrafft’s."

2. Marilyn Monroe was supposed to play Holly Golightly

The writer of the book, Truman Capote, wanted Marilyn Monroe to play the role of Holly Golightly, and she was supposed to. After she was advised that a call girl like character would be bad for her image, she dropped out.

3. Audrey's dress was designed for her

In 1961, when Audrey Hepburn got the roll of Holly Golightly, designer Hubert de Givenchy designed the famous black dress. After Audrey Hepburn died in 1993, Givenchy donated the dress to the City of Joid Aid. Eventually, in 2006 the dress was auctioned off for more than $900,000.

4. They shot an alternate ending

The author of "Fifth Avenue," "5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn," "Breakfast at Tiffany’s," and "the Dawn of the Modern Woman Sammy Wasson" stated, "In the other ending, Holly and George are in the alley, they recover the cat and then just kind of walk up the street and it fades out. There’s no romantic crescendo or embrace. It’s bittersweet."

5. The cat who played "Cat" is famous

The cat, who is named Orangey, received several awards for his role in "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Although, many people suspect that it was not only one cat but several identical cats who played the role.

6. Holly's shades are not Ray-Bans

Many people think that Holly's sunglasses are Ray-Bans, but they are mistaken. The sunglasses are actually made by Oliver Goldsmith. On the 50th anniversary of the film, in 2011, the sunglasses were released. You can actually buy a pair of the sunglasses for $440.

7. Paramount wanted to remove the famous track, Moon River

The Paramount executive, Martin Rackin wanted the song to be removed after he did a preview screening of the film. Audrey Hepburn, who was usually mild-mannered responded to the executive with, "over my dead body". The song, "Moon River" won the Academy Award for best original song.

8. Breakfast at Tiffany's was the first time the jewelry store, Tiffany's, was used as a film location

The famous jewelry store, Tiffany's, remarked, "grateful for the kind words and free publicity." But, when they were filming the store brought in 40 guards and store clerks to help protect the jewels inside. As Holly says, "Nothing very bad can happen to you there".

Cover Image Credit: https://kaysmellsgood.wordpress.com/2014/05/05/on-breakfast-at-tiffanys-a-perfumers-guide-to-the-iconic-film/

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To The Girl Struggling With Her Body Image

It's not about the size of your jeans, but the size of your heart, soul, and spirit.


To the girl struggling with her body image,

You are more than the number on the scale. You are more than the number on your jeans and dresses. You are way more than the number of pounds you've gained or lost in whatever amount of time.

Weight is defined as the quantity of matter contained by a body or object. Weight does not define your self-worth, ambition or potential.

So many girls strive for validation through the various numbers associated with body image and it's really so sad seeing such beautiful, incredible women become discouraged over a few numbers that don't measure anything of true significance.

Yes, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Yes, it is important to take care of yourself. However, taking care of yourself includes your mental health as well. Neglecting either your mental or physical health will inflict problems on the other. It's very easy to get caught up in the idea that you're too heavy or too thin, which results in you possibly mistreating your body in some way.

Your body is your special, beautiful temple. It harbors all of your thoughts, feelings, characteristics, and ideas. Without it, you wouldn't be you. If you so wish to change it in a healthy way, then, by all means, go ahead. With that being said, don't make changes to impress or please someone else. You are the only person who is in charge of your body. No one else has the right to tell you whether or not your body is good enough. If you don't satisfy their standards, then you don't need that sort of negative influence in your life. That sort of manipulation and control is extremely unhealthy in its own regard.

Do not hold back on things you love or want to do because of how you interpret your body. You are enough. You are more than enough. You are more than your exterior. You are your inner being, your spirit. A smile and confidence are the most beautiful things you can wear.

It's not about the size of your jeans. It's about the size of your mind and heart. Embrace your body, observe and adore every curve, bone and stretch mark. Wear what makes you feel happy and comfortable in your own skin. Do your hair and makeup (or don't do either) to your heart's desire. Wear the crop top you've been eyeing up in that store window. Want a bikini body? Put a bikini on your body, simple.

So, as hard as it may seem sometimes, understand that the number on the scale doesn't measure the amount or significance of your contributions to this world. Just because that dress doesn't fit you like you had hoped doesn't mean that you're any less of a person.

Love your body, and your body will love you right back.

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