Saturday, September 25, 2021

Holly Golightly in Paris map, Place Vendôme

 

The opening shots of BAT/Breakfast  at Tiffany’s  are part of New York iconography don’t you think? You can watch the entire movie in 3 parts.  

If Holly went to Paris and why wouldn’t she for a girl who loves luxury, where would she go? With lunette de soleil/sunglasses🕶 or without/pure Audrey. Big question. The sunnies won. “There are certain shades of limelight that wreck a girl's complexion.” So many sketches✏️✏️✏️


Your letter will be hand-personalized ✍️ just like Holly’s note to Fred in the movie.

You can hear the full book read on Youtube if you’re playing catch-up. Capote’s writing is wonderful. It’s a classic.

The Cat “stays in the picture.” Also known professionally as ‘Orangey’..quite a recalcitrant cat, who ran away habitually at the end of shooting but was famous for sitting still for long hours.

Which hotel would Holly stay in Paris? I asked knowledgable Paris Diary by Laure. Do you get her newsletter? You should. Comes on Tuesdays. She said luxury 5* Hyatt Vendôme is currently very hot with celebrities.

I thought about it and put Holly in room #114, Mr. Flannagan’s chambre at the Ritz(from Love in the Afternoon). The Ritz and Audrey are joined at the hip don’t you think?

For BAT fans watch the making of…essential. Yes, we all hate the casting of Mr. Kuniyoshi. Big mistake, even back then they should have known better. 

Have you wandered around Place Vendôme looking in the shops? 

I haven’t except for specific errands to the 
The Ritz Chalet de Noël or the Salon Proust Salon preview tea.

What a treat! I had to for
 Holly’s Paris map It was lovely. A beautiful open, airy space with extraordinary shops. Why not do a trial run yourself? 😊💋🕶🥂🐻


22 comments:

Mel said...

So excited You did such a beautiful job!
I have to get this one !

Sally said...

The web site you mentioned: https://parisdiarybylaure.com/
is wonderful...as is your map. Thanks, Carol

Parisbreakfasts said...

Ah so nice to hear Sally
Laure is brill. much more ‘in the know’ than I will ever be
She’s French after all !

Ga From Dekalb said...

Thanks Carol for the tip to Paris Diary by Laure. Added it to my bookmarks!
Your maps is great, all the things Holly would love. I have wandered Place Vendome pressing my nose to the windows many times. It is very beautiful at night, too. The column is magnificent!
I read about the robbery at Bvlgari pretty daring.🕶💍

Bonnie L said...

Such a beautiful take on Audrey Hepburn…lovely. Fun to imagine her window shopping on Place Vendôme. I want Audrey’s turquoise face mask! Wouldn’t that be fun to wear on the plane??

Already follow Laure. I learn so much from her posts. Excellent.

Sybille said...

Love it
It’s a marvel how you get these out!

Janes Gabin said...

I got your post this am and signed up for Laure’s newsletter!

Lynne Inman-Hoffert said...

Love your Holly postings. I am recovering from Shingles. One of your recent postings about Holly munching on bread inspired me to blog about the significant difference between lovely French p-a-i-n. and yucky English p-a-i-n.

SV said...

Your planning of the Audrey map is so well done.

Parisbreakfasts said...

I wish it were true…it evolves and changes as I go along.I’m always open to new ideas.
And sometimes a complete change of subject even !

Kathryn of Owlshead said...

All wonderful, and I especially love the drawing (image 3) of HG with her back to us in her tangerine coat accompanied by her cat, and just a glimpse of her side profile. As you know I love the way you see.

Parisbreakfasts said...

The sky blue sleep mask is readily available on Etsy by the way!
Go for it,!

sukicart said...

Love it all but I agree with Kathryn- I'd know those two sketches were Audrey without a doubt. Signed up for Laure's newsletter also.

Elaine R said...

It is indeed a great place to wander. You always made me think of you as a cross between Audrey and Mary Tyler Moore

Vikki Hine said...

Just FYI the link to BAT 3 parts appears to be broken.

Winewalker said...

A delight! Thank You!

Parisbreakfasts said...

VIKKI HINE.I fixed the BAT link. Thanks for letting me know…so many to check..

Yves Fey said...

What a charming post! I can contribute more about Orangey. It was his final film. He was also the cat in The Incredible Shrinking Man. And he is the remarkable cat in Rhubarb, one of the last true screwball comedies. It was his first film, if I remember aright, and he does his total stunt cat routine for it.

Jeanie said...

What a clever idea, putting Holly in Paris. Definitely the Ritz, with a crossant. Your drawings capture her so perfectly -- anyone who has ever seen her would know her from your images. And I adore the cat.

C+Y said...

It's hard to imagine anyone but Audrey playing Holly Golightly, but Truman Capote wasn't pleased with the choice; he wanted Marilyn Monroe! That certainly would've made for an interesting interpretation of Holly, but Audrey owns it. Capote's story wasn't nearly as light-hearted as the movie.

Vikki Hine said...

Thank you for taking the time- yes it’s working fine today. Thanks for the way you share, it makes me almost be able to smell the experiences as I dream of when we might be able to return to Paris out of lockdown ❤️

Vikki Hine said...

Yes I think I was shocked a little when I read the book and realised the film was such a rise coloured glasses look at her life