from the shelf // a guest post

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**I’m a total slacker you guys, this is actually Sierra’s June from the shelf post and I failed at bringing it to you on time. Is it just me or did June fly right by? I digress, in this edition of from the shelf, Sierra discusses Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. :

In season 2, episode 6 of the award-winning AMC drama “Mad Men,” the creative team of Sterling Cooper asks 1960s women: Are you a Marilyn or a Jackie? Little did they know that the film adaptation of Truman Capote’s novella “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” would soon have them answering “neither.”

Instead, many women wanted to be Audreys—or more specifically, Hollys. Miss Holly Golightly was a free-spirited, self-sufficient “wild thing” at a time in American history when gender roles clearly deterred women from that type of independent behavior.

Sam Wasson’s “Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.” goes behind the scenes to explain how “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” not only altered the course of a talented actress’ career, but how it helped change American’s views on women’s place in society.


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