Audrey Hepburn's Breakfast at Tiffany's script sets world record

Audrey Hepburn's personal script for Breakfast at Tiffany’s has auctioned for £632,750 ($846,619), smashing its £80,000 high estimate.

In doing so it sets a new record for a script at auction.

Breakfast at Tiffany's script

Each of the 246 lots sold in the dedicated sale

The item, which includes Hepburn's handwritten annotations, was the star of a Christie's sale dedicated to the star in London last night.

Its strong performance is evidence of the enduring cachet of Hepburn with movie fans, the importance of the 1961 film, and the actress' performance.

Hepburn is most closely associated with her portrayal of Holly Golightly, the country girl-turned New York society escort.  

In contrast, Hepburn's script for My Fair Lady sold for £206,250 ($275,962).

Hepburn's Burberry trench coat achieved £68,750 ($91,988), a price matched by a two-piece black satin Givenchy cocktail gown created for 1963 movie Charade.

The sale achieved £4.6m ($6.2m) in all, with every one of the 246 lots selling.

Adrian Hume-Sayer, the director of private collections at Christie's, commented: “We have been utterly delighted with the overwhelming response to the personal collection of Audrey Hepburn.

"She is one of the greatest icons in the history of film and the incredible result so far, for Part I of the collection, is a testament to her enduring appeal."

Bidding on the second part of the sale, which is online only, takes place until October 4.

The dress Hepburn wore in Sabrina (1954) auctions at Profiles in History in LA with a $120,000 estimate on October 8.

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