Breakfast at Tiffany’s Playlist

Truman Capote’s birthday, a day I look forward to every year, falls one month from today, on September 30th. For the next month, I’ll periodically post photos, playlists, and book reviews related to his works.

A press still from the film version of Breakfast at Tiffany's. The only photo I've ever seen in which Audrey Hepburn truly exudes the personality of Capote's Holly Golightly.

A friend of mine and I send playlists back and forth to one another. Some simply include songs we’re listening to that month, others center on a particular theme, like a novel.

After finishing Capote’s debut novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms, my friend created an exemplary playlist I hope to one day post here. Although my friend’s playlists are designed to evoke the same feelings reading the book prompts, my less-inspired playlists tend to follow the linear, narrative arc of the novel.

I responded to Other Voices, Other Rooms with this Breakfast at Tiffany’s playlist.

1. Moon River- Henry Mancini

2. God Help the Girl- God Help the Girl

3. Between the Bars- Elliott Smith

4. Paper Bag- Dear and the Headlights

5. Paris- Friendly Fires

6. A Sunday Smile- Beirut

7. Kissing Things- The 6ths & Sarah Cracknell

8. I’m Waking Up to Us- Belle and Sebastian

9. Dress Up In You- Belle and Sebastian

10. Suspended In Gaffa- Ra Ra Riot

11. Higher Than The Stars- The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

All photos from Howell Conant’s lovely Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Other Photographs. 

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