At 50th Anniversary Screening Of 'Breakfast At Tiffany's', Julie Andrews Says Holly Golightly Was No 'Heavy Hooker'

09/16/2011 11:47 am ET | Updated Nov 16, 2011

The question of whether Holly Golightly -- the irresistibly unattainable city girl played by Audrey Hepburn in 1961's 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' -- was a mercenary call girl or simply a free spirit who happened to accept large sums of money from wealthy men every time she used the powder room has vexed and fascinated viewers for years. According to Sam Wasson's 2010 book 'Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.,' Paramount's P.R. department twisted itself into breakfast crullers trying to advance the latter view, with weird statements like "The star is Audrey Hepburn, not Tawdry Hepburn."

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