Breakfast at Tiffany’s celebrates 60 years at the Turin Book Fair ♦ ︎
Are you fascinated and fascinated by Holly Golightly, aka Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Perhaps you do not know that the novel from which the film was based was written by Truman Capote just 60 years ago. And if you like reading, you like Tiffany, you are in Turin and admire the British actress (and not, as many thinks, American), you can participate on Friday 11 May at a round table organized during the Book Fair. Breakfast at Tiffany’s was published by Esquire magazine in November 1958. A few months later, the Random House publishing house proposed it to the bookstore. Time called her heroine “the most exciting kitten that the Truman Capote typewriter has ever created”. In 1961, the film of the same name directed by Blake Edwards starring Audrey Hepburn was released.
The round table will retrace the story of the first publication of the story, its film version and, of course, the myth of Tiffany & Co. on Fifth Avenue in New York.
Speakers include Luca Beatrice, art critic and president Circolo dei Lettori Torino, Evelina Christillin, president of the Egyptian Museum in Turin and president of Enit, Piero Negri, journalist La Stampa, Enrico Remmert, writer. Introduced by Raffaella Banchero, CEO Tiffany & Co. Italy and Spain and Carlo Mazzoni, editorial director of The Fashionable Lampoon.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
a novel by Truman Capote New York, 1958
Round Table Friday 11 May 10 am
Museum of the Risorgimento, Turin