Party of the Century

Party of the Century

The Fabulous Story of Truman Capote and His Black and White Ball

Book - 2006
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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.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, ♭2006
ISBN: 9780470098219
047009821X
9780471659662
0471659665
Branch Call Number: 813.54 C1735D 2006
Characteristics: x, 293 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

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