Pride Month – Truman Capote & Breakfast at Tiffany’s

by jeanineoloughlin

Sorry for the late posts this week. I have started a new job and was delayed in getting this written up.

Thanks for your patience!

June is LGBT Pride Month so let’s take some time to appreciate authors of the community and their great works.

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Truman Capote – 9/30/1924 – 8/25/1984

The American author best known for his novella that inspired the classic movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The novella was published in 1958 and adapted to the film we all love in 1961. The book originally was set in the 1940s but the movie was moved to the 1960s and the movie portrayed a different ending, but I won’t spoil that for you. It’s said that Capote originally envisioned Marilyn Monroe in the role of Holly but her contract with Twentieth Century Fox and schedule prevented her from being able to do the film. I think many of us would agree that Audrey Hepburn’s portrayal was fantastic and couldn’t imagine Holly in any other way.

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truman_Capote

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breakfast_at_Tiffany%27s_(novella)

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