Carol Grace

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She was reportedly the inspiration for the Holly Golightly character in Truman Capote's novella Breakfast at Tiffany's. Grace's Broadway credits include Once There Was a Russian (1961), The Cold Wind and the Warm (1958), The Square Root of Wonderful (1957), Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1955), The Time of Your Life (1955), and Across the Board on Tomorrow Morning and Talking to You (1942). She was twice married to Pulitzer Prize-winning writer William Saroyan over an eight-year period.(1943-1949 and 1951-1952). The couple had two children: Aram Saroyan, an internationally known writer, and the late actress Lucy Saroyan, who died in 2003.

Esquire (magazine)

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Buckley, Truman Capote, Murray Kempton, Malcolm Muggeridge, Ron Rosenbaum, Andrew Vachss and Garry Wills. The magazine's policy of nurturing young writing talent has continued with Elizabeth Gilbert, who debuted in Esquire in 1993, and more recently, with the work of such writers as Chris Adrian, Nathan Englander, Benjamin Percy, and Patrick Somerville. Other writers who have recently appeared in the magazine and on Esquire.com include Ralph Lombreglia, James Lee Burke, and Stephen King.

Trinity School (New York City)

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Truman Capote, novelist and screenwriter. Jim Carroll, author and poet. Ansel Elgort, actor, DJ. Sir Michael Lindsay-Hogg, stage and television director, actor, writer. Yo Yo Ma, cellist. James Murdoch, media. Lachlan Murdoch, media. Oliver Stone, film director. Eric Trump (1995), businessman.

In Cold Blood (film)

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Brooks, an acquaintance of Truman Capote, was given early drafts of Capote's book In Cold Blood before it was completed, as Capote was considering optioning a film version. Otto Preminger had initially expressed interest in directing an adaptation, but Brooks agreed to the project and purchased the rights from Capote for an estimated $400,000. Brooks's screenplay followed the structure of the book closely, shifting between Smith and Hickock and the Clutter family, though slight details were included that were not present in the source material.

Studio 54

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Truman Capote. Gia Carangi. Allan Carr. Cher. Pat Cleveland. Salvador Dalí. Janice Dickinson. Divine. Faye Dunaway. Doris Duke. Farrah Fawcett. Ric Flair. Betty Ford. David Geffen. Martha Graham. Vitas Gerulaitis. Richard Gere. Jerry Hall. Halston. Debbie Harry. Margaux Hemingway. Tommy Hilfiger. Lauren Hutton. Iman. Michael Jackson. Bianca Jagger. Mick Jagger. Rick James. Bruce Jenner. Elton John. Beverly Johnson. Grace Jones. Tom Jones (singer). Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Eartha Kitt. Calvin Klein. Karl Lagerfeld. Amanda Lear. Timothy Leary. Lorna Luft. George Michael. Bette Midler. Liza Minnelli. Freddie Mercury. Sylvia Miles. Ilie Năstase. Al Pacino. Dolly Parton. Paloma Picasso.

Truman Capote Literary Trust

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The Truman Capote Literary Trust is an American charitable trust established in 1994 by Truman Capote's literary executor, Alan U. Schwartz, pursuant to Capote's will. Capote died in 1984 and his will established a lifetime annuity for his companion, Jack Dunphy. It further stipulated that, on Dunphy's death, a literary trust be created that would be sustained by the royalties from Capote's books. Dunphy died in 1992, and the trust was finally established in 1994. The trust is located in Los Angeles.

Neil Simon Theatre

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. * New York Theatre Guide: Neil Simon Theatre 1927: Funny Face. 1930: Girl Crazy. 1932: Mourning Becomes Electra. 1933: Mary of Scotland. 1934: Anything Goes. 1935: Porgy and Bess. 1936: Red, Hot and Blue. 1937: I'd Rather Be Right. 1938: The Boys from Syracuse. 1940: There Shall Be No Night. 1941: Lady in the Dark. 1943: Something for the Boys. 1946: Joan of Lorraine. 1947: Life with Father. 1948: Mister Roberts. 1951: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. 1952: Two's Company. 1954: House of Flowers. 1955: No Time for Sergeants. 1957: Rumple. 1958: Bells Are Ringing. 1959: Once Upon a Mattress. 1960: West Side Story; Wildcat. 1961: Irma la Douce. 1962: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. 1965

Frank Perry

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Perry went on to direct and produce a number of films, many based on literary sources or with strong literary associations, including The Swimmer (1968) based on a John Cheever story, Last Summer (1969), and Trilogy (1969), written by Truman Capote. Perry is known for his character studies involving a dysfunctional family, such as that in his wife's script of the Sue Kaufman novel Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970). That film earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination for Carrie Snodgress, and Play It As It Lays (1972), starring Tuesday Weld, brought her a Golden Globe Best Actress nomination.

Juanita Hall

She also starred in the 1954 Broadway musical House of Flowers in which she sang and danced Harold Arlen's Slide Boy Slide. In addition to her role in South Pacific, she was a regular performer in clubs in Greenwich Village, where she captivated audiences with her renditions of "Am I Blue?", "Lament Over Love", and Langston Hughes' "Cool Saturday Night". Before her acting roles, she assembled her own chorus group,The Juanita Hall Choir, and kept busy with performances in concert, on records, in films, and on the air. She auditioned for Talent 48, a private review created by the Stage Manager's Club.

Murder by Death

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The film stars Eileen Brennan, Truman Capote, James Coco, Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Elsa Lanchester, David Niven, Peter Sellers, Maggie Smith, Nancy Walker, and Estelle Winwood, written by Neil Simon. The plot is a broad parody or spoof of the traditional country-house whodunit, familiar to mystery fiction fans of classics such as Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. The cast is an ensemble of British and American actors playing send-ups of well-known fictional sleuths, including Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Charlie Chan, Nick and Nora Charles, and Sam Spade. It also features a rare acting performance by author Truman Capote.

Gore Vidal

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In 1975 Vidal sued Truman Capote for slander over the accusation that he had been thrown out of the White House for being drunk, putting his arm around the first lady and then insulting Mrs. Kennedy's mother. Said Capote of Vidal at the time: "I'm always sad about Gore – very sad that he has to breathe every day". Mutual friend George Plimpton observed "There's no venom like Capote's when he's on the prowl – and Gore's too, I don't know what division the feud should be in." The suit was settled in Vidal's favor when Lee Radziwill refused to testify on Capote's behalf, telling columnist Liz Smith, "Oh, Liz, what do we care; they're just a couple of fags! They're disgusting".

Plaza Hotel

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On November 28, 1966, in honor of the publisher Katharine Graham, the writer Truman Capote hosted his acclaimed "Black and White Ball" in the Grand Ballroom. The ballroom was also the site, in 1993, of Donald Trump's wedding to Marla Maples in front of 1,500 guests. In September 1985, ministers of developed countries met at the Plaza Hotel to consult on finance issues and affirmed their agreement by signing the Plaza Accord. It served as an agreement among the finance ministers of the United States, Japan, West Germany, France, and Britain to bring down the price of the U.S. dollar against their currencies.

Lee Radziwill

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She frequented celebrity company, including travelling with The Rolling Stones during their 1972 tour of North America, which she attended alongside the writer Truman Capote. Radziwill was named to the Vanity Fair International Best Dressed Hall of Fame in 1996. Her Paris and Manhattan apartments were featured in the April 2009 issue of Elle Décor magazine. She was interviewed by director Sofia Coppola in February 2013 about her life as part of Radziwill's cover story for T: The New York Times Style Magazine as well as about Coppola's film The Bling Ring and the loss of privacy. She was listed as one of the 50 best-dressed people over 50 by The Guardian in March 2013.

John Huston

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John Marcellus Huston (August 5, 1906 – August 28, 1987) was an American film director, screenwriter, actor, and visual artist. Huston was a citizen of the United States by birth but renounced U.S. citizenship to become an Irish citizen and resident. He returned to the United States, where he lived the rest of his life. He wrote the screenplays for most of the 37 feature films he directed, many of which are today considered classics: The Maltese Falcon (1941), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), The Asphalt Jungle (1950), The African Queen (1951), The Misfits (1961), Fat City (1972), The Man Who Would Be King (1975) and Prizzi's Honor (1986).

In Cold Blood (miniseries)

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In Cold Blood, the 1967 film adaptation of Capote's book. Capote, a 2005 film about Capote's researching and writing of In Cold Blood. Infamous, a 2006 film covering the same time period in Capote's life.

Scott Wilson (actor)

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The cover features Truman Capote standing between Wilson and Blake on an empty highway in Kansas. The caption, Nightmare Revisited, appears with them on the cover. Wilson appeared in The Great Gatsby in 1974 opposite Robert Redford. He received a 1980 Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Ninth Configuration by director and friend William Peter Blatty. He lost the Golden Globe to Timothy Hutton. In 1995 Wilson got attention for his role as a prison chaplain in Dead Man Walking, starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn, based on the book of the same name by Sister Helen Prejean.

Trilogy (film)

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Truman Capote as the Narrator (voice). Geraldine Page as Sook. Donnie Melvin as Buddy.

Blake Edwards

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Breakfast at Tiffany's, based on the novel by Truman Capote, is credited with establishing him as a "cult figure" with many critics. Andrew Sarris called it the "directorial surprise of 1961", and it became a "romantic touchstone" for college students in the early 1960s. Days of Wine And Roses, a dark psychological film about the effects of alcoholism on a previously happy marriage, starred Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick. It has been described as "perhaps the most unsparing tract against drink that Hollywood has yet produced, more pessimistic than Billy Wilder's The Lost Weekend". The film gave another major boost to Edwards's reputation as an important director.

Oliver Messel

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His work as a set designer was also featured in the US in such Broadway shows as The Country Wife (1936); The Lady's Not For Burning (1950); Romeo and Juliet (1951); House of Flowers (1954), for which he won the Tony Award; and Rashomon (1959), which was nominated for a Tony Award for his costume as well as his set design. He also designed the costumes for Romeo and Juliet; Rashomon; and Gigi (1973), the latter two receiving Tony Award nominations. For film his costume designs include The Private Life of Don Juan (1934); Scarlet Pimpernel (1934); Romeo and Juliet (1936); The Thief of Bagdad (1940); and Caesar and Cleopatra (1945). For Romeo and Juliet he also served as Set Decorator.

Southern Gothic

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Truman Capote (1924–1984, early works). Fred Chappell (b. 1936). Brainard Cheney (1900–1990). Harry Crews (1935–2012), who has been called "the Hieronymus Bosch of Southern Gothic". James Dickey (1923-1997). William Faulkner (1897–1962). Tom Franklin (b. 1962). William Gay (1941–2012). William Goyen (1915–1983). Davis Grubb (1919–1980). Joe R. Lansdale (b. 1951). Charlaine Harris (b. 1951). Harper Lee (1926–2016). Cormac McCarthy (b. 1933). Carson McCullers (1917–1967). Michael McDowell (1950–1999). Toni Morrison (1931-2019). Flannery O'Connor (1925–1964). Walker Percy (1916–1990). Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849). Cherie Priest (b. 1975).

La Côte Basque

Truman Capote's unfinished novel Answered Prayers had as its setting a "catty and thinly veiled" version of the La Côte Basque; the chapter "La Côte Basque 1965" was excerpted in Esquire magazine in 1975. A scene from the film Light Sleeper (1992), directed by Paul Schrader, features Willem Dafoe and Susan Sarandon eating lunch in the restaurant. Famous patrons included Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Babe Paley, Nan Kempner and Frank Sinatra. *

Capote (film)

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In Cold Blood (1966), Truman Capote's non-fiction novel. In Cold Blood (1967), a film based on Capote's eponymous book. Infamous (2006), a film on a similar theme. Lowell Lee Andrews.

Annie Hall

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Truman Capote has a cameo. Alvy is making quips about people walking by. He says "There's the winner of the Truman Capote look-alike contest" as Truman Capote walks through the frame. Several actors who later gained a higher profile had small parts in the movie: John Glover as Annie's actor boyfriend, Jerry; Jeff Goldblum as a man who "forgot [his] mantra" at Tony Lacey's Christmas party; Beverly D'Angelo as an actress in Rob's TV show; and Sigourney Weaver, in her film debut, in the closing sequence as Alvy's date at the movie theater. The idea for what would become Annie Hall was developed as Allen walked around New York City with co-writer Marshall Brickman.

Babe Paley

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The more distant retreat, Kiluna North, on Squam Lake in New Hampshire, was purchased in 1957; there they entertained celebrities who welcomed the privacy; Though the antisemitic prejudices of society excluded the Paleys from a number of important social functions and exclusive clubs, the Paleys nevertheless kept a circle of high-society friends that included author Truman Capote and fellow socialite/style icon Slim Keith. Capote included Paley and Keith in his group of "swans" (glamorous New York socialite women) along with Gloria Guinness, Marella Agnelli, and C.Z. Guest.

Carson McCullers

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Her close friends during these years included Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams. During this period of separation, Reeves had a love relationship with the composer David Diamond, and the two lived together in Rochester, NY. She fell in love with a number of women and pursued them sexually with great aggression, but seems not to have succeeded in having sex with any of them. Her most documented and extended love obsession was with Annemarie Schwarzenbach, of whom she once wrote "She had a face that I knew would haunt me for the rest of my life." In her autobiography, McCullers reports that the two shared one kiss.