As Hepburn and old friend William Holden both owed Paramount one more film under their contracts, the studio asked Breakfast At Tiffany's screenwriter George Axelrod to come up with a script to reunite the pair on screen, this time in Paris. Paris When It Sizzles follows top Hollywood screenwriter Richard Benson [Holden] as he scrambles to finish his latest script by acting out fantasies with savvy young secretary Gabrielle Simpson [Hepburn]. Filmed in the summer of 1962, the production was plagued by Holden's alcoholism, almost shutting down for weeks at a time while he received treatment, and was saved only by Axelrod shipping in guest stars Tony Curtis and Marlene Dietrich to keep the cameras rolling. The final picture was a clever satire of the movie business, rife with insider jokes and cross-references. However, the unconventional structure and film-within-a-film storyline confused viewers and the movie was shelved for two years, finally released in 1964.