Academy to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
Beverly Hills, CA (June 29, 2011) – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will showcase a new digital restoration of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” in celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary, on Friday, July 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
With her giant sunglasses, Givenchy dresses, pearls and cigarette holder, Audrey Hepburn’s Holly Golightly set the stage for the glamour of the 1960s and ushered in a new notion of femininity in “Breakfast at Tiffany's.” Directed by Blake Edwards, this popular and acclaimed film adaptation of Truman Capote’s bestselling novel provoked discussion, laughter and controversy, and established the archetype of the independent single girl in the city.
Hepburn’s performance earned her a Best Actress nomination. Composer Henry Mancini and lyricist Johnny Mercer won the Academy Award® for Best Song for “Moon River,” and Mancini’s score also received an Oscar®. The film earned additional nominations for Writing – Screenplay based on material from another medium (George Axelrod) and Color Art Direction (Hal Pereira, Roland Anderson; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Ray Moyer).
Tickets for “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office or by mail starting July 1. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All seating is unreserved. For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.
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