'Breakfast at Tiffany's'
* Tiffany's opened its doors on a Sunday for the first time since the 19th century so that filming could take place inside the store.
* Audrey Hepburn hated Danish pastries, making filming the famous opening scene a bit of a chore for her.
* Although not visible on camera, hundreds of onlookers watched Hepburn's window-shopping scene at the start of the film. This made her nervous and she kept making mistakes. It wasn't until a crew member nearly got electrocuted behind the camera that she pulled herself together and finished the scene.
Truman Capote's original novel:
* Truman Capote based Holly Golightly on Carol Grace (the former wife of William Saroyan and future wife of Walter Matthau), who had been a friend of his while living in New York.
* Contrary to popular belief, the movie follows Capote's original novel quite closely. The character of Mag Wildwood, the Amazon-like model who crashes Holly's party in the film, is a major character in the novel.
* Elements of Holly's character in the original novel, such as her flirtation with bisexuality, were omitted to make the part more suitable for Audrey Hepburn.
* Holly's "couch" is really an old-fashioned bathtub split in half; in some scenes, you can still see the gold handles at one end and the legs on the bottom.
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