This Valentines if you are looking for something to do, I can recommend the 1961 classic film Breakfast At Tiffanys (at Picture House cinemas this weekend). I saw it on a previous screening and had forgotten how good it is. This is one of those films that is so much better on the big screen. Highlights are, the architecture of 1960’s New York, the elegant Givenchy couture, George Peppard’s blue eyes (maybe they were digitally enhanced in the version I saw?), and of course, Audrey Hepburn in the lead role of Holly Golightly.

I have read that Truman Capote who wrote the original novella wanted Marilyn Monroe to play the title role but, she turned it down due to it being the part of a prostitute. Marilyn would have played it differently for sure.

So, if you need to chase away the ‘mean reds’ (Holly’s name for the serious blues) go see this film.  But, be warned, afterwards you will want to walk down 5th Avenue, wearing a black Givenchy shift dress, and more pearls than are good for you.  S