Truman Capote’s 1958 novel told of a homosexual who befriends a prostitute.
By the time it reached the screen three years later, there was little to scare the horses, Blake Edwards having morphed it into a playful romance between Audrey Hepburn’s flighty good-time girl and George Peppard’s staunchly hetero writer.
Its charms remain undiminished after five decades, despite Mickey Rooney’s Mr Yunioshi…
Strange the studio suits had more problems with Mercer and Mancini’s Oscar-winning ‘Moon River’ than they did with such a patently xenophobic caricature.
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