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‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ Original Manuscript Sells for $306K

Even 55 years later, men are still willing to pay a pretty penny to get their hands on Holly Golightly.

According to Huffington Post, the original manuscript of Truman Capote’s famousĀ Breakfast at Tiffany’sĀ sold at auction for $306,000. Russian retail billionaire Igor Sosin bought it, with plans to display it in Moscow and Monaco, according to RR Auction. RR Auction is an Amherst-based auction house, which sold the manuscript online.

Probably the most notable part of the manuscript, written in 1955, is Capote’s handwritten notes in the margins — including changing the main character’s name to Holly Golightly from Connie Gustafson. The manuscript was published in the 1950’s in Esquire magazine before being turned into the 1961 movie that made Audrey Hepburn a star.

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