Loose Caboose by Henry Mancini is simply a fabulous tune, played during the cocktail party scene in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'. I decided it just had to be the opening song for the party mix in the latest issue of House of Fifty. How fun to have just stumbled across an article showing a thank you Audrey Hepburn wrote to Henry after viewing the movie with music for the first time:
I have just seen our picture – BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S – this time with your score.
A movie without music is a little bit like an aeroplane without fuel. However beautifully the job is done, we are still on the ground and in a world of reality. Your music has lifted us all up and sent us soaring. Everything we cannot say with words or show with action you have expressed for us. You have done this with so much imagination, fun and beauty.
You are the hippest of cats – and the most sensitive of composers!
Thank you, dear Hank.
Lots of love
What fun to read, giving an insight into people we now know as legends and an event in their life.
To see more amazing thank you notes by famous people click here.