To celebrate what would've been Truman Capote's 90th birthday, we look back at The Hollywood Reporter's 1961 review of Breakfast at Tiffany's. Although it's difficult to understand how our critic saw Holly Golightly as "a woman like many others in Manhattan," it's heartening to learn that leading men were then, as now, valued for achieving "the aura of manliness without sweat."
An unusual love story, glamorous, sophisticated, with more than a touch of the bizarre. Breakfast at Tiffany's looks like a box office favorite. The Martin Jurow-Richard Shepherd production for Paramount has good names to add to its appeal, including an appealing performance by Audrey Hepburn. Blake Edwards directed.