Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Peek Into The Lives Of Legends Through Their Thank You Notes

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:

Dear Henry,

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.


  1. Wow - what a lovely moment for us to be able to sneak a peek into together! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Wednesday

  2. I adore Henry Mancini! I love listening to the Breakfast at Tiffany's songs he composed. They put me in such a great mood. :)

  3. Love that movie and it was actually the inspiration for my name. Also love love the score. So fun.

  4. Oh, what a wonderful note! Audrey Hepburn was a true class act. I have to pop over and see the other thank you notes. How fun.

  5. How cool, I am so glad you found this information. Audrey Hepburn was such a wonderful actress.

  6. Talk about a perfect and truly beautiful thank you her sentiments and love Audrey! :)

  7. Adorable! She is such a classy lady. Love that movie and the music!

  8. Fabulous! I saw the same sort of handwritten notes at the Grace Kelly exhibit in Toronto recently. There were letters from Humphrey Bogart, Alfred Hitchcock and Frank Sinatra, all handwritten. Fantastic exhibit - if you get a chance you should go when it hits your area.


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