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'Breakfast at Tiffany's' gets a sparkling restoration

'Breakfast at Tiffany's' gets a sparkling restoration

“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” was showing its age.

Wear and tear had taken its toll on the 1961 favorite based on Truman Capote’s novella about spirited New York party girl Holly Golightly, featuring Audrey Hepburn in one of her most iconic roles. Nominated for five Academy Awards, including lead actress for Hepburn, it won for Henry Mancini’s score and Mancini’s and Johnny Mercer’s standard “Moon River.”

“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” was shot in Eastman color, a film stock that did not retain color like the old Technicolor films and faded over the years. But fans buying the recently released Blu-ray or...