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( March 9, 1998)
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S REPLACES BLAZING SADDLES AS DEVEREAUX FILM SERIES FINALE ON MARCH 15
The finale for the Devereaux Library’s 1998 Nostalgia Film Series will be Breakfast at Tiffany’s instead of Blazing Saddles as originally scheduled. The 1961 film classic will be shown at 6: 00 p. m., Sunday, March 15, at the Elks Theatre.
The change in films is due to the film rights to Blazing Saddles being sold to a new film library. The new owner is not releasing the movie for public showing at this time.
Directed by Blake Edwards and based on Truman Capote’s novel, Breakfast at Tiffany's features Audrey Hepburn, who received a Best Actress Oscar nomination. George Peppard, Buddy Ebsen, Patricia Neal and Mickey Rooney also star in the movie. Nominated for five Academy Awards, the movie won two Oscars for Best Score ( Henry Mancini) and Best Song ( Henry Mancini’s “ Moon River” sung by Johnny Mercer).
John Frankenheimer was originally hired to shoot the film with Marilyn Monroe, whom Truman Capote had envisioned to play the lead role. When the producers suddenly moved to Switzerland and Audrey Hepburn replaced Marilyn Monroe, she insisted that Frankenheimer be replaced with another director.
Approximately 400 people have attended each of the films shown to date in this year’s Nostalgia Night Series. When the ten- film series concludes this Sunday, the combined attendance for the series will total approximately 4,000. Proceeds from the film series are used to support operations and staff development at the Devereaux Library.
Admission to this Sunday’s showing of Breakfast at Tiffany’s is by ticket booklets or by individual tickets sold at the door for $ 4 on a space available basis.
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