- AP foreign, Monday April 1 2013
Associated Press= CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Truman Capote’s 1958 typed manuscript of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is rife with the author’s handwritten edits — most notably changing the femme fatale’s name from Connie Gustafson to the now-iconic Holly Golightly.
Its plot — built around a young woman who supports herself through trysts with various wealthy lovers — was controversial. Harper’s Bazaar bought serialization rights for $2,000, then balked at its explicit content and profuse profanity. Esquire magazine purchased it from Harper’s and launched it to its 1961 silver screen adaptation starring Audrey Hepburn.