Although the film version of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” was made in 1961, author Truman Capote created heroine Holly Golightly in 1958, whereupon she took her place alongside Odette de Crecy, Suzie Wong and Fanny Hill in the long line of literary lady escorts.

Holly’s 50th anniversary has been celebrated in various media outlets, including The International Herald Tribune.

While the film is Audrey Hepburn’s signature role, Capote hated her as Golightly and preferred Marilyn Monroe. As for George Peppard, whose portrayal of writer Paul Varjak is a cinematic icon of Ivy style, his career (along with director Blake Edwards’, for that matter) would never again reach such heights. — CC

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