Eugene Walter

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He and Truman Capote became acquainted in Mobile, attending matinees at the Saenger Theatre downtown together as children. His grandparents both died while he was about ten years old. After largely living on the streets for a time, he was eventually taken in by Hammond Bokenham Gayfer, heir to Gayfers Department Store in downtown Mobile. Gayfer died in 1938, again leaving Walter to fend for himself. During World War II, Walter spent three years in the Aleutian Islands as an Army cryptographer. He relocated to New York City afterward and became a resident of Greenwich Village during the post-WWII years.

Terminal Station (film)

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Truman Capote was credited with writing the entire screenplay, but later claimed to have written only two scenes. The film was an international co-production between De Sica's own company and the Hollywood producer David O. Selznick, who commissioned it as a vehicle for his wife, Jennifer Jones. The production of the film was troubled from the very beginning. Carson McCullers was originally chosen to write the screenplay, but Selznick fired her and replaced her with a series of writers, including Paul Gallico, Alberto Moravia and Capote.

Michael J. Burg

Michael has depicted Truman Capote three times, most notably opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt in The Audrey Hepburn Story. He also appeared in Capote opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman, playing Tennessee Williams, a distant cousin of Truman Capote's. His scenes as Capote were not in the final cut of The Hoax. Lastly he played Capote in the ABC series Life on Mars. Michael is also active in the world of independent film producing. Having served as executive producer for the 2011 feature film, "Turbine" and the 2016 feature film "The Eyes".

The Dogs Bark (anthology)

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The Dogs Bark: Public People and Private Places is an anthology of works by American author Truman Capote. It was published on September 12, 1973 and includes essays from Local Color and Observations, as well as The Muses Are Heard. The work is largely retrospective look at Truman Capote's life spanning the time frame from 1942 to 1972. The title, inspired by the author André Gide is taken from an Arab proverb: "The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on."

Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and Mortuary

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Truman Capote (1924–1984), author. Edward Carrere (1906–1984), director. Harry Carey, Jr. (1921–2012), actor. Mary Carlisle (1914–2018), actress. John Cassavetes (1929–1989), actor, screenwriter, director, producer. Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895–1968), composer. James Coburn (1928–2002), actor. Paula Coburn (1955–2004), actress, wife of James Coburn. Jackie Collins (1937–2015), novelist, screenwriter and producer. Ray Conniff (1916–2002), musician. Richard Conte (1910–1975), actor. Tim Conway (1933–2019), actor and comedian. Lawrence Cook (1930–2003), actor. Ian Copeland (1949–2006), music promoter. Alexander Courage (1919–2008), composer. Bob Crane (1928–1978), actor.

Brandon Victor Dixon

production of House of Flowers and adult Simba in the national touring company of The Lion King, a role he landed immediately after graduating from Columbia. In 2005, Dixon created the role of Harpo on Broadway in the musical The Color Purple, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. In The New York Times, theater critic Ben Brantley's review compared Dixon to castmates Felicia P. Fields and Elisabeth Withers-Mendes in the way the latter two "exude a sensual energy that you can feel the audience wants to luxuriate in. (The same impression is cut, in a sunnier vein, by Brandon Victor Dixon[...])". Dixon subsequently joined the show's touring company.

ABC Stage 67

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A Christmas Memory (aired December 21, 1966), an adaptation of Truman Capote's semi-autobiographical novella, won a Peabody Award and Emmy Awards for Capote and Eleanor Perry's teleplay and Geraldine Page's leading performance. Sex in the Sixties (aired January 12, 1967), a documentary about the changing sexual mores of the decade, included discussions with William Masters and Virginia E. Johnson, authors of Human Sexual Response, and Playboy's Hugh Hefner. C’est La Vie (aired February 23, 1967), a musical review of Broadway and film songs. Hosted by Maurice Chevalier and Diahann Carroll.

Ted Royal

, Harold Arlen's House of Flowers, the cult classic Flahooley and Mr. Wonderful, headlining Sammy Davis Jr. With Charles L. Cooke he came up with the right 1920s sounds for Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend. In 1952, he arranged the music for New Faces of 1952 on Broadway, starring Eartha Kitt. His arrangements can be heard on the original cast recording album. He also did the orchestrations for the 1957 musical, Rumple. Personal problems, including the death of his only daughter on her honeymoon, started to impinge upon his career and there were fewer assignments in the 1960s.

William S. Paley

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The philandering character Sidney Dillon in Truman Capote's unfinished novel Answered Prayers is based on Paley. In "We Shall Overcome," an episode of the NBC series Dark Skies Paley (played by radio talk show host Art Bell) is presented as a member of the MJ-12 Committee. On AMC's series Mad Men, Harry Crane names Paley as the "most important" person he could ever bring into the office. The Museum of Television and Radio in New York City and Los Angeles were renamed the Paley Center for Media. Museum of Broadcast Communication's page on William Paley. Business Week article about William Paley, June 1, 2004. Paper, Lewis J. Empire: William S. Paley and the Making of CBS (New York, St.

Albert and David Maysles

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Other Maysles subjects include Marlon Brando, Truman Capote, Vladimir Horowitz, and Seiji Ozawa. For many years, the Maysles worked closely with film editor Charlotte Zwerin, who received a directing credit for her work on Gimme Shelter. Zwerin eventually stopped working with the Maysles because, according to Zwerin, they would not let her produce. David Maysles, the younger brother, died of a stroke on January 3, 1987, seven days shy of his 56th birthday, in New York City. Following his death, Albert was involved in litigation with David's widow over the terms of a financial settlement.

Richard Brooks

Brooks landed the property of the decade when author Truman Capote selected him to adapt his best-selling book In Cold Blood. Once again rejecting the methodical pace that had slowed him with other productions, Brooks worked quickly to adapt the "nonfiction novel," as Capote called it. As a reporter, Brooks also conducted his own research into the murders of four members of a Kansas farm family and the lives of the two drifters responsible for the crime. Brooks rejected Columbia's suggestion that he hire stars to play the killers and instead cast two relative unknowns, Scott Wilson and Robert Blake.

Gloria Vanderbilt

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Truman Capote was speculated to have modeled the character of Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's on Vanderbilt, but others say it was based on her friend Carol Grace. When Vanderbilt celebrated her 90th birthday on February 20, 2014, her collections of many drawings, paintings and collectibles were placed on display in the 1stdibs Gallery at New York Design Center in New York City. Vanderbilt was baptized into the Episcopal Church as an infant, but was raised a Roman Catholic and as a child was particularly fascinated with St. Theresa. Although religious in her youth, she was not a practicing Catholic in her later years.

Dan Futterman

Futterman wrote the screenplay for Capote, and Futterman's friend Bennett Miller directed the film. Futterman and Miller graduated together from Mamaroneck High School and have been friends since 7th grade. The two recruited another old friend, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, to star as Truman Capote, and began the process of getting the independent film made. Futterman and Hoffman were Executive Producers of the film. Futterman was recognized with several award nominations, including an Oscar nod for Best Adapted Screenplay. In 2007, Futterman stated that he would focus on his writing career, and was adapting the novel Everything Changes into a film script for Columbia Pictures.

Louis Negin

He played Truman Capote, both in a Toronto stage production of the play Tru in 1996 and in the film 54. In recent years, he has acted in several of Guy Maddin's films, including Cowards Bend the Knee, Sissy Boy Slap Party, The Saddest Music in the World, Keyhole, and The Forbidden Room as well as narrating Maddin's semi-documentary films Brand Upon the Brain! and My Winnipeg. He has also had guest roles in the television series Lord Have Mercy!, Mona the Vampire, ReGenesis and Slings and Arrows, and in Bruce McDonald's film Pontypool. In 2008, he performed The Glass Eye, a semi-autobiographical play which he wrote in collaboration with Marie Brassard, in Montreal and Toronto.

The Audrey Hepburn Story

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Burg as Truman Capote. Marcel Jeannin as Givenchy. Sarah Hyland as young Audrey Hepburn (age 8). Lenie Scoffié as Colette. Ray Landry as Humphrey Bogart. Sam Stone as William Wyler. Swede Swensson as Gregory Peck. Peter Feder as Billy Wilder. Joan Copeland as Cathleen Nesbitt.

Jacqueline Susann

In July 1969, Truman Capote appeared on The Tonight Show and announced that Susann looked "like a truck driver in drag." On Susann's next visit to the show, Johnny Carson, gave her a chance to respond to Capote by asking, "What do you think of Truman?" Susann quipped, "I think history will prove he's one of the best presidents we've had." On April 2, 1939, Susann married press agent Irving Mansfield, who had impressed her by successfully placing "items" about herself in the theater and society pages of New York newspapers. Despite persistent rumors of infidelity on Susann's part, she and Mansfield were devoted to each other, and remained married until her death in 1974.

Scott Brick

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. The Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer. It's Superman by Tom De Haven. Jason Bourne Original Trilogy:. The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum. The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum. The Bourne Ultimatum by Robert Ludlum. Light in August by William Faulkner. Lullaby by Jonathan Mayberry (2018). Moneyball by Michael Lewis. Mystic River by Dennis Lehane. The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. The Passage by Justin Cronin. Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky. Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss. Shannara Series - Initial Prequel and Original Shannara Trilogy:. First King of Shannara by Terry Brooks. The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks.

Roscoe Lee Browne

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House of Flowers, as Roscoe Lee Brown. City Center Encores!, City Center Theatre, New York City, 2003. Balthazar, Romeo and Juliet, New York Shakespeare Festival, New York cities, 1957. Enjoyment of Poetry: Memorial Program for Claude McKay, Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature, 1967. Poems, by Edna St. Vincent Millay, Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature, 1968. Caribbean, Random House Audio, 1989. Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story, Listening Library, 1989. Martin Luther King Edition: New Testament Value Pack, World Bible Publishing Company, 1991. Audio Bible, World Bible Publishing, 1991. Bible for Today, New Testament, 1992.

Richard Avedon

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Photographs by Avedon, commentary by Truman Capote. Portraits of noted people. Nothing Personal. New York: Atheneum: 1964. A collaborative book with James Baldwin. Alice in Wonderland: The Forming of a Company and the Making of a Play. Merlin: 1973. By Avedon and Doon Arbus. ISBN: 978-0-88306-500-6. Portraits. Noonday: 1976. Introduction by Harold Rosenberg. ISBN: 978-0-374-51412-9. Portraits 1947–1977. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1978. ISBN: 978-0-374-23200-9. In the American West. In the American West, Photographs by Richard Avedon. New York: Abrams, 1985. With an introduction by Laura Wilson. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX.

Marlon Brando

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The New Yorker: "The Duke in His Domain" – Truman Capote's influential 1957 interview. Excess after success: Marlon Brando. Vanity Fair: "The King Who Would Be Man" by Budd Schulberg. The New Yorker: "The Duke in His Domain" – Truman Capote's influential 1957 interview. Excess after success: Marlon Brando. Excess after success: Marlon Brando.

Random House

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Random House is an American book publisher and the largest general-interest paperback publisher in the world. As of 2013, it is part of Penguin Random House, which is jointly owned by German media conglomerate Bertelsmann and British global education and publishing company Pearson PLC.

Musical theatre

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Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical – humor, pathos, love, anger – are communicated through words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole. Although musical theatre overlaps with other theatrical forms like opera and dance, it may be distinguished by the equal importance given to the music as compared with the dialogue, movement and other elements. Since the early 20th century, musical theatre stage works have generally been called, simply, musicals.

New Orleans

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New Orleans (, ; La Nouvelle-Orléans ) is a consolidated city-parish located along the Mississippi River in the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Louisiana. With an estimated population of 391,006 in 2018, it is the most populous city in Louisiana. Serving as a major port, New Orleans is considered an economic and commercial hub for the broader Gulf Coast region of the United States.


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Louisiana is a state in the Deep South region of the South Central United States. It is the 31st most extensive and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States. Louisiana is bordered by the state of Texas to the west, Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. A large part of its eastern boundary is demarcated by the Mississippi River. Louisiana is the only U.S. state with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are equivalent to counties. The state's capital is Baton Rouge, and its largest city is New Orleans.

Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln (/ˈliŋkən/; February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th president of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War, its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. He preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the U.S. economy.