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Literary Significance And Reception

In “Breakfast at Sally Bowles”, Ingrid Norton of Open Letters Monthly pointed out Capote’s debt to Christopher Isherwood, one of his mentors, in creating the character of Holly Golightly: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s is in many ways Capote’s personal crystallization of Isherwood’s Sally Bowles.”

Truman Capote’s aunt, , notes that Holly is a kindred spirit of Miss Lily Jane Bobbit, the central character of his short story “Children on Their Birthdays”. She observes that both characters are “unattached, unconventional wanderers, dreamers in pursuit of some ideal of happiness.”

Capote acknowledged that Golightly was the favorite of his characters.

The novella’s prose style prompted Norman Mailer to call Capote “the most perfect writer of my generation,” adding that he “would not have changed two words in Breakfast at Tiffany’s“.

A musical version of Breakfast at Tiffany’s premiered in 1966 in Boston. The initial performances were panned by the critics and despite a rewrite by Edward Albee, it closed after only four performances.

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Portrayal Of Mr Yunioshi And Later Yellowface Controversy

For his portrayal of I. Y. Yunioshi, Mickey Rooney wore makeup and a prosthetic mouthpiece to change his features to a caricatured approximation of a Japanese person. Since the 1990s, this portrayal has been subject to increasing protest by Asian Americans, among others. For instance, in the film Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story , Breakfast at Tiffany’s is used as an illustration of Hollywood’s racist depiction of Asian people when Bruce Lee and his future wife, Linda, see the film and Linda suggests they leave when she notices that Bruce is upset at Rooney’s caricatured performance.

In his audio commentary for the DVD release, producer Richard Shepherd said that at the time of production as well as in retrospect, he wanted to recast the role “not because he didn’t play the part well” but because Shepherd thought the part of Mr. Yunioshi should be performed by an actor of Japanese ethnicity it was director Blake Edwards’ decision to keep Rooney. In a “making-of” for the 45th anniversary edition DVD release, Shepherd repeatedly apologizes, saying, “If we could just change Mickey Rooney, I’d be thrilled with the movie.” Director Blake Edwards stated, “Looking back, I wish I had never done it … and I would give anything to be able to recast it, but it’s there, and onward and upward.”

In a 2008 interview about the film, 87-year-old Rooney said he was heartbroken about the criticism:

Breakfast At Tiffany’s Art Print

Amanti Art Framed Print

That iconic Audrey moment!

This is an A4 giclée print of my Holly Golightly illustration, finishing a croissant in front of the Tiffanys windows.

Printed on 270gsm velvet etching paper, the giclée print has a subtle texture, making it feel like a leaf straight from my sketchbook. The original illustration was painted in watercolours.

This print it also available on a 240gsm fine art watercolour paper, with a much bolder texture, as per my summer travels art print, shown at the end of the photo selection.

Each print will be signed and dated before posting.

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