I thought I was seeing things last night when the news came in from England that Audrey Hepburn’s personal script for Breakfast at Tiffany’s is to be auctioned later this month. Is anyone else feeling a sense of déjà vu? But no, it’s not just us: Farnon & Lake will be auctioning what must be the same script on Saturday, February 17th.
I was – and let’s be honest, still am – mightily confused by this. I even went back through news articles to verify what was originally reported here, which was that the one and only Tiffany & Co. had purchased the script for nearly $850,000 back in September. At the time, I’d sourced the New York Times, and for good measure, I’ve confirmed with a Time article today. We’re not dreaming it, Tiffany really did buy Audrey’s script! So why is it up for sale again, five months later, and in Oxfordshire, England? There was never any word before that Audrey had two working scripts for Tiffany’s. Frustratingly, the auction house’s website has a page up for this particular auction, but it doesn’t specifically mention the script. They are still working on the catalogue, which will be available both online and in person at the saleroom soon, but until then, this is all we have to go on. No pictures to verify if it is the same script. If anyone is in the greater London area or otherwise near Oxford and is just burning with curiosity, visitors can view the pieces on the day of the auction at 9:30 am, before the auction starts at 11 am.You can also follow us here: