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Party of the century : the fabulous story of Truman Capote and his black and white ball

Author: Deborah Davis
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An enthralling look at the most celebrated party of the 1960s. 1966 was the year of Truman Capote. Flush with the success of In Cold Blood, the acclaimed writer decided to throw a masked ball in honor of Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham at New York's Plaza Hotel. Everybody who was anybody wanted to be there; Capote boasted that he'd invited 500 friends but made 15,000 enemies-those who weren't invited. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Davis, Deborah, 1952-
Party of the century.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, c2006
(OCoLC)607324111
Named Person: Truman Capote; Truman Capote; Truman Capote; Truman Capote
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Davis
ISBN: 0471659665 9780471659662 047009821X 9780470098219
OCLC Number: 61456584
Description: x, 293 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: A lonely boy --
Little man, big dreams --
Truman's swans --
Romance and sadness --
Babe paley and high society --
Gloria --
In cold blood --
Marella --
Truman and Kay --
Slim --
Riding a wave --
CZ --
Dreaming of masquerades --
Guest of honor --
The in crowd --
Making the list --
The place to be --
"Have you heard?" --
How to be lovely --
Plumage --
The clock ticks --
Night of nights --
Publicity --
Hangover.
Responsibility: Deborah Davis.
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An enthralling look at the most celebrated party of the 1960s. 1966 was the year of Truman Capote. Flush with the success of In Cold Blood, the acclaimed writer decided to throw a masked ball in honor of Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham at New York's Plaza Hotel. Everybody who was anybody wanted to be there; Capote boasted that he'd invited 500 friends but made 15,000 enemies-those who weren't invited. The glittering roster of guests included everyone from newlyweds Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow to gorgeous young star Candice Bergen to sparring literary lions Norman Mailer and William F. Buckley . . . from international crowned heads to assorted Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, and Whitneys. In this vivid and delightful narrative, Deborah Davis chronicles the frenzied preparation and anticipation leading up to the party and, in fascinating detail, captures the drama and excitement of the ball itself. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and facsimiles of the guest list, menus, masks, and other memorabilia, this portrait of revelry at the height of the swirling and swinging sixties will be the book of the season for anyone interested in American popular culture and the lifestyles and legacies of the rich, famous, and talented.

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