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Was Holly Golightly Really A Ho?

Was Holly Golightly Really a Prostitute?The New Yorker wonders. A British stage production of Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s prompted the Telegraph to ask the same question. After the jump, what The New Yorker uncovered.In a 1968 interview with Playboy, Capote said:

Holly Golightly was not precisely a callgirl. She had no job, but accompanied expense-account men to the best restaurants and night clubs, with the understanding that her escort was obligated to give her some sort of gift, perhaps jewelry or a check … if she felt like it, she might take her escort home for the night. So these girls are the authentic American geishas, and they’re much more prevalent now than in 1943 or 1944, which was Holly’s era.

So, there you have it … sorta! At the very least, the character Audrey Hepburn catapulted to infamy, like her sugar daddies.

[The New Yorker]

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