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That Breakfast at Tiffany’s Had to Be Doubled for Audrey Hepburn

That Breakfast at Tiffany’s Had to Be Doubled for Audrey Hepburn

“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” today might be most closely associated with the career of its star, Audrey Hepburn. 1961 found Hepburn a bit off, several years removed from the hot period of “Roman Holiday”, “Sabrina” and “Funny Face”. She would go on to do even bolder and more interesting work after “Tiffany’s,” including the powerfully ahead of its time lesbian drama “The Children’s Hour” and the psychological thriller “Wait Until Dark.” But “Tiffany’s” was a much-needed boost that brought the sizzle back to Hepburn’s star character.

One of the main reasons the movie did so well, and why Hepburn shone so brightly in it, is that Oscar-winning music. The beautiful, meditative version of Hepburn’s “Moon River” remains one of the most indelible musical numbers in a film of the era. Prolific composer Henry Mancini’s alternately bright, groovy and melancholy score also carries the viewer on a pink cloud of romance and melancholy. One of the film’s most memorable musical moments is when Holly lets out a high-pitched whistle for a cab. In a career-spanning interview in 1988, Hepburn was asked if, like singing and playing guitar, she whistled herself. She replied with her usual frankness and grace: “No. It was doubled. I’d love to say yes. I tried so hard. I got something, but it was more of a squeal. But the real thing was dubbed in.”

That movie magic was used to create one of “Tiffany’s” most indelible moments fits perfectly with the story’s themes of deception, seduction, and schadenfreude. And the fact that forever the whistle is considered authentic, well, the movie magic really worked.

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