The Mean Reds, Moon River, and Capote

Breakfast at Tiffanys

“No. The blues are because you’re getting fat and maybe it’s been raining too long; you’re just sad, that’s all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you’re afraid and you don’t know what you’re afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling? …Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany’s. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it. Nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that’d make me feel like Tiffany’s, then — then I’d buy some furniture and give the cat a name!” ~ Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in the Film ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’

The book by Truman Capote was published on this day in 1958


Watch Audrey Hepburn sing ‘Moon River’ from the film.  Hepburn fought hard to keep this segment in (even saying she would bail on the project were the producers to cut this scene) and for good reason.  One can’t imagine the film without it.

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