Breakfast at Golightly's

15:47:00 MoonDoggie 6 Comments

I'm incredibly excited to announce that I will be visiting New York this Christmas!

I've never been to the good ol' U.S of A before (although I feel like I know it well) so I'm doubly excited. 

To psych me up (like I even need to), I watched Breakfast at Tiffany's this morning.  I think I'd seen it once before but when it came up in my search for films set in New York, I decided I should really pay attention to it this time.

The cinematography (fancy word alert) was pretty darn good, I thought.  I really liked this opening shot (but doubt the streets will be that empty when I visit):

Heroine, Holly Golightly's apartment wasn't exactly the epitome of mid century decorating but it had its own charm: 

The most interesting feature of Holly Golightly's apartment was probably this bathtub settee:

I didn't realise it was a 'pimped out' bath tub for a while.  I picked up on it's vaguely space-age shape but didn't notice the taps until one particular close up shot.

As remarkable as a bathtub settee might be, my favourite piece of Holly's decor is the intricately designed wall panel:

Here's a close up of the panel, including a particularly scrummy looking George Peppard: 

My only other experience of Peppard had been the A-Team so he was a pleasant surprise.

Award for the most heartbreaking scene of the film goes to 'Forsaken Cat':

I literally "aaaawed" at the screen.  Screw you Golightly, you heartless cow...

To be fair, she did have a change of heart but I'm not sure I'd have forgiven her.

I enjoyed my little virtual romp through 1960s New York.  On the Set of New York has a guide to the filming locations used in Breakfast at Tiffany's with some 'Then and Now' pics.  Not sure I'll make it to those places but I'm wondering if there are any retro or mid century type places that I should check out while I'm there.  Any ideas?


  1. Wow, NYC during the holidays! I've only been to NY once and loved it. And I also love those fabulous panels. Hope you'll be taking your camera with you so we can all live vicariously through you.

  2. !!!!!

    Grab all the mid-century goodies here while you can! Bring empty suitcases to fill!

    I don't know what's around NY, but I'm sure others will fill you in!

  3. Post a ton of pix!!! I am from the US and never been to NYC! Have a great holiday there!

  4. Seeing as I'm from NYC if you need advice on where to go send me a message. I'll send you to the right places.

  5. I will definitely be taking my camera.
    Where would I find these mid-century goodies, pray tell? NY doesn't seem like the place for bargains.

    Copyboy, I may just take you up on that offer :)

  6. NYC @ X-MAS time!
    How exciting!
    You'll HAVE to go ice skating at Rockefeller Center! And the department store window displays should be spectacular! Man, I wish I could go, too... :(

    Please, tell me that your NEXT U.S. vacation destination will be located on the West Coast, so that we might actually have a chance at meeting each other in person. :)

    Have fun Christmasing in the Big Apple!