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Truman Capote (1924 - 1984)

Brought up in New York, Truman Capote first works as a journalist and sells his short stories to major publications. In 1958, with the light novel, Breakfast at Tiffany's, he earns great recognition telling the controversial story of a socialite and frivolous call girl, Holly Golightly. In 1965, he publishes a darker story inspired by a dramatic murder, In Cold Blood – a masterpiece that glorifies the writer's talent and fame that had been enhanced by the film adaptation of his first novel in which starred Audrey Hepburn (although he would have preferred Marilyn Monroe). However, promptly, his personal life attracts greater attention than his work as he dedicates himself to a fashionable existence surrounded by high figures such as Babe Paley, Andy Warhol, Lee Radziwill and Cecil Beaton while he sinks into harmful drugs and alcoholic addictions. 'Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.'

Tags / Truman Capote - American Author - 1950s - It Men - Icon - High Society
Cecil Beaton and Truman Capote in Tangier, 1949
Cecil Beaton and Truman Capote in Tangier, 1949
Truman Capote by Robert Mapplethorpe, 1981
Truman Capote by Robert Mapplethorpe, 1981
Truman Capote in Morocco by Cecil Beaton, 1949
Truman Capote in Morocco by Cecil Beaton, 1949
Truman Capote by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1947
Truman Capote by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1947
Truman Capote by Jerry Cooke, 1947
Truman Capote by Jerry Cooke, 1947
Truman Capote by Richard Avedon, 1958
Truman Capote by Richard Avedon, 1958
Perry Smith and Truman Capote by Richard Avedon
Perry Smith and Truman Capote by Richard Avedon
Lee Radziwill, Truman Capote and Jane Howard by Pierre Boulat, 1967
Lee Radziwill, Truman Capote and Jane Howard by Pierre Boulat, 1967
David Herbert, Cecil Beaton and Truman Capote in Tangier, 1949
David Herbert, Cecil Beaton and Truman Capote in Tangier, 1949
Truman Capote and Jennifer Jones by Robert Capa on the set of Beat the Devil, Ravello, Italy, April 1953
Truman Capote and Jennifer Jones by Robert Capa on the set of Beat the Devil, Ravello, Italy, April 1953
Truman Capote by Cecil Beaton, 1948
Truman Capote by Cecil Beaton, 1948
Truman Capote by Irving Penn, 1965
Truman Capote by Irving Penn, 1965
Contact sheet Truman Capote with Cecil Beaton, 1952
Contact sheet Truman Capote with Cecil Beaton, 1952
Truman Capote, Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer, 1961
Truman Capote, Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer, 1961
Truman Capote by Roger Higgins, 1959
Truman Capote by Roger Higgins, 1959
Truman Capote by Carl Van Vechten, 1948
Truman Capote by Carl Van Vechten, 1948
Truman Capote Apartment by Horst P. Horst, 1973
Truman Capote Apartment by Horst P. Horst, 1973
Truman Capote by Irving Penn, 1948
Truman Capote by Irving Penn, 1948
Jane Bowles, David Herbert, Truman Capote by Cecil Beaton, Morocco, 1949
Jane Bowles, David Herbert, Truman Capote by Cecil Beaton, Morocco, 1949
Truman Capote with Jon Gould by Andy Warhol, Fire Island, 1982
Truman Capote with Jon Gould by Andy Warhol, Fire Island, 1982
Truman Capote by Horst P. Horst, 1973
Truman Capote by Horst P. Horst, 1973
Truman Capote by Slim Aarons in his Brooklyn Heights apartment, 1958
Truman Capote by Slim Aarons in his Brooklyn Heights apartment, 1958
Truman Capote and Andy Warhol by Mick Rock, 1979
Truman Capote and Andy Warhol by Mick Rock, 1979
Truman Capote by Richard Avedon, 1974
Truman Capote by Richard Avedon, 1974
Truman Capote by Horst P. Horst, 1973
Truman Capote by Horst P. Horst, 1973
Lee Radziwill and Truman Capote, 1966
Lee Radziwill and Truman Capote, 1966
Mel Ferrer, Audrey Hepburn and Truman Capote, 1961
Mel Ferrer, Audrey Hepburn and Truman Capote, 1961
Truman Capote by Andy Warhol, 1977
Truman Capote by Andy Warhol, 1977
Truman Capote by Roger Higgins, 1959
Truman Capote by Roger Higgins, 1959
Truman Capote by Andy Warhol, 1982
Truman Capote by Andy Warhol, 1982
Truman Capote by Robert Capa, 1953
Truman Capote by Robert Capa, 1953
Truman Capote and Barbara
Truman Capote and Barbara "Babe" Paley in Paris, 1959
Truman Capote with Lee Radziwill 1969
Truman Capote with Lee Radziwill 1969
Truman Capote by Cecil Beaton, 1958
Truman Capote by Cecil Beaton, 1958
Truman Capote by Carl Van Vechten, 1948
Truman Capote by Carl Van Vechten, 1948
Truman Capote's
Truman Capote's "Black and White Ball" at the Plaza Hotel, New York City, by Elliott Erwitt, 1966
Liza Minnelli, Truman Capote and Steve Rubell at Studio 54, 1970s
Liza Minnelli, Truman Capote and Steve Rubell at Studio 54, 1970s
George Balanchine, Tanaquil LeClercq, and Truman Capote, March 1955
George Balanchine, Tanaquil LeClercq, and Truman Capote, March 1955
Truman Capote by Cecil Beaton, c. 1950
Truman Capote by Cecil Beaton, c. 1950
Truman Capote by Duane Michals, 1965
Truman Capote by Duane Michals, 1965
Truman Capote, Venice, Italy, 1950s
Truman Capote, Venice, Italy, 1950s
Truman Capote by Ernest Sisto, 1971
Truman Capote by Ernest Sisto, 1971
Truman Capote by Horst P. Horst, ca. 1965
Truman Capote by Horst P. Horst, ca. 1965
Truman Capote, 1960
Truman Capote, 1960
Andy Warhol, Debbie Harry, Truman Capote and Paloma Picasso at Studio 54, 1979
Andy Warhol, Debbie Harry, Truman Capote and Paloma Picasso at Studio 54, 1979
Truman Capote by Richard Avedon, 1959
Truman Capote by Richard Avedon, 1959
Truman Capote, 1973
Truman Capote, 1973
Truman Capote and Gloria Guinness at the Cassius Clay and Sonny Liston fight, February 1964
Truman Capote and Gloria Guinness at the Cassius Clay and Sonny Liston fight, February 1964
Truman Capote behind of Interview Magazine by George Rose, New York, 1980
Truman Capote behind of Interview Magazine by George Rose, New York, 1980
Truman Capote self-portrait
Truman Capote self-portrait
Truman Capote and Marilyn Monroe, 1950s
Truman Capote and Marilyn Monroe, 1950s
Truman Capote dancing with Marion Javits during a party hosted by Halston in honor of Elizabeth Taylor's 46th birthday party at Studio 54, 1978
Truman Capote dancing with Marion Javits during a party hosted by Halston in honor of Elizabeth Taylor's 46th birthday party at Studio 54, 1978
Marilyn Monroe and Truman Capote, 1959
Marilyn Monroe and Truman Capote, 1959
Truman Capote in Murder by Death directed by Roger Moore, 1976
Truman Capote in Murder by Death directed by Roger Moore, 1976
Liza Minnelli and Truman Capote by Danny Lee at Studio 54, 1978
Liza Minnelli and Truman Capote by Danny Lee at Studio 54, 1978
Kate Harrington, Truman Capote and Gloria Swanson, Photo by Ron Galella, 1978
Kate Harrington, Truman Capote and Gloria Swanson, Photo by Ron Galella, 1978
Victor Hugo and Truman Capote by Andy Warhol
Victor Hugo and Truman Capote by Andy Warhol
Truman Capote, Andy Warhol, Halson, Steve Rubell, Marisa Berenson at Studio 54 for Steve Rubell's birthday party
Truman Capote, Andy Warhol, Halson, Steve Rubell, Marisa Berenson at Studio 54 for Steve Rubell's birthday party
Truman Capote and Steve Rubell by Andy Warhol
Truman Capote and Steve Rubell by Andy Warhol
Truman Capote by Arnold Newman, 1977
Truman Capote by Arnold Newman, 1977
Truman Capote by Arnold Newman, 1977
Truman Capote by Arnold Newman, 1977
Nancy Berg and Truman Capote by Martha Holmes, 1955
Nancy Berg and Truman Capote by Martha Holmes, 1955
A window display for In Cold Blood by Carl T. Gossett, 1959
A window display for In Cold Blood by Carl T. Gossett, 1959
Truman Capote, Halston and Steve Rubell at his birthday party at Studio 54
Truman Capote, Halston and Steve Rubell at his birthday party at Studio 54
Truman Capote by Lisa Larsen, 1946
Truman Capote by Lisa Larsen, 1946
Truman Capote, Paris, 1947
Truman Capote, Paris, 1947
Truman Capote ice skating by Alfred Eisenstaedt at Rockefeller Center, New York, 1959
Truman Capote ice skating by Alfred Eisenstaedt at Rockefeller Center, New York, 1959
Truman Capote and Richard Avedon, 1950s
Truman Capote and Richard Avedon, 1950s
Truman Capote at Black & White Ball, 1966
Truman Capote at Black & White Ball, 1966
Truman Capote by Adam Scull at Studio 54, 1977
Truman Capote by Adam Scull at Studio 54, 1977
Truman Capote by Jill Krementz, 1969
Truman Capote by Jill Krementz, 1969
Truman Capote, 1950s
Truman Capote, 1950s
Jack Dunphy and Truman Capote, 1949
Jack Dunphy and Truman Capote, 1949
Truman Capote by Henri Dauman, 1960s
Truman Capote by Henri Dauman, 1960s
Jack Dunphy and Truman Capote, 1949
Jack Dunphy and Truman Capote, 1949
Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, Tom McGuane and James Kirkwood, 1970s
Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, Tom McGuane and James Kirkwood, 1970s
Truman Capote by Jean Mounicq, Paris, 1966
Truman Capote by Jean Mounicq, Paris, 1966
Truman Capote by Richard Avedon, 1955
Truman Capote by Richard Avedon, 1955
Truman Capote by Richard Avedon, 1955
Truman Capote by Richard Avedon, 1955
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