breakfastThe classic mod New York romance … Breakfast at Tiffany’s is today’s Libs on Film selection. A few scenes from Breakfast at Tiffany’s were shot at the New York Public Library in 1961. This scene opens with Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) surrounded by piles of books which she is reading in the library while wearing her thick, fashionable sunglasses.  Struggling writer and love interest Paul  Varjak (George Peppard) arrives to the library to find Holly among stacks of books. He wants to know why she is feverishly reading about South America. After proclaiming his love for Holly he soon learns that she plans to marry the wildly rich, incredibly handsome Jose Luis de Vilallonga. Outraged, Paul insults Holly by giving her $50 for the power room storms out of the library leaving Holly upset. There is also another great NYPL scene where Paul and Holly run past the lions and into the library to look up Paul’s book in the card catalog.  Breakfast at Tiffany’s is definitely a film that celebrates beautiful NYC landmarks such as the NYPL.

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Libs on Film: Friday Flick: Breakfast at Tiffany's

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