Knowledge Identifier: +Truman_Capote
American author, many of whose short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's and the true crime novel In Cold Blood, which he labeled a [GUI]nonfiction novel
Born in 1924.
Countries: United States (55%), New York (14%), United Kingdom (7%)
Linked to: Random House, The New York Times, Dwight School, Greenwich High School
In 1933, he moved to New York City to live with his mother and her second husband, Joseph Capote, a Cuban-born textile broker, who adopted him as his stepson and renamed him Truman García Capote
Some time in the 1940s Capote wrote a novel set in New York City about the summer romance of a socialite with a parking lot attendant
Romaine Brooks - Truman Capote, who toured Brooks's studio in the late 1940s, may have been exaggerating when he called it "the all-time ultimate gallery of all the famous dykes from 1880 to 1935 or thereabouts", but she did paint Elisabeth de Clermont-Tonnerre; Barney's lover Elizabeth Eyre de Lanux; her own lover Renata Borgatti; Una, Lady Troubridge, the partner of Radclyffe Hall; and the artist Gluck
Newton Arvin - There in the summer of 1946 he met and began a two-year affair with the young Truman Capote
Jack Dunphy - When he met Truman Capote in 1948, Dunphy had written a well-received novel, "John Fury", and was just getting over a painful divorce from McCracken
George Axelrod - During the late 1950s and early 1960s, Axelrod was one of the best paid writers in Hollywood, and he was nominated for an Academy Award for his 1961 adaptation of Truman Capote's "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
Marlon Brando - The New Yorker: The Duke in His Domain Truman Capote's influential 1957 interview.
In 1961 Capote's novel "Breakfast at Tiffany's" about a flamboyant New York party girl named Holly Golightly was filmed by director Blake Edwards and starred Audrey Hepburn in what many consider her defining role, though Capote never approved of the many changes to the story, made to appeal to mass audiences
The fallout from "La Côte Basque 1965" saw Truman Capote ostracised from New York society, and from many of his former friends
Kansas - Kansas was the setting of the 1965 best-seller "In Cold Blood", described by its author Truman Capote as a "nonfiction novel
Writing in "Esquire" in 1966, Phillip K. Tompkins noted factual discrepancies after he traveled to Kansas and talked to some of the same people interviewed by Capote
Penelope Tree - Tree made a striking appearance at the 1966 Black and White Ball thrown by author Truman Capote, wearing a black V-neck tunic with long slashes from the bottom making floating panels, worn over black tights
In 1972, Capote accompanied the Rolling Stones on their 1972 American Tour as a correspondent for "Rolling Stone" magazine
He ultimately refused to write the article, so the magazine recouped its interests by publishing, in April 1973, an interview of the author conducted by Andy Warhol
Neil Simon's 1976 murder mystery spoof "Murder by Death" provided Capote's main role as an actor, portraying reclusive millionaire Lionel Twain who invites the world's leading detectives together to a dinner party to have them solve a murder
In 1990, Robert Morse received both a Tony and a Drama Desk award for his portrayal of Capote in the one-man show, "Tru"
Dunphy died in 1992, and in 1994 both his and Capote's ashes were scattered at Crooked Pond, between Bridgehampton, New York and Sag Harbor, New York on Long Island, close to where the two had maintained a property with individual houses for many years
Also, in 1995, Capote's 1951 Novella "The Grass Harp" which he later turned into a 1954 play was made into a film version with a screen play by Stirling Silliphant and directed by Charles Matthau, Walter Matthau's son
David Cholmondeley, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley - In 1995, he directed the film adaptation of Truman Capote's novel "Other Voices, Other Rooms"
Anthony Edwards and Eric Roberts headed the cast of the 1996 "In Cold Blood" miniseries, directed by Jonathan Kaplan
Richard Hickock - November 19, 1996 according to Truman Capote in his account of the Clutter murders, "In Cold Blood", having been prevented by his partner in crime, Smith, from raping 16-year-old Nancy Clutter during the crime in the Clutter home
Capote's short story "Children on Their Birthdays," another look back at a small-town Alabama childhood, was brought to film by director Mark Medoff in 2002
Philip Seymour Hoffman - In 2005, Hoffman won widespread acclaim for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in the film "Capote"
The novel was published in 2006 by Random House under the title "Summer Crossing"
In 2013 the producers offered to fly Carson and the ashes to New York for a Broadway production of Breakfast at Tiffany's
This edition was well-reviewed in America and overseas, and was a finalist for a 2016 Indie Book award