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[Capote party] / Mel Finkelstein.


[Capote party] / Mel Finkelstein.



Truman Capote, half-length portrait, facing left, enters party holding the hand of Katharine Graham, wears a decorative mask and looking left.
Credit: World Journal Tribune, Inc.
Photo A.
New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).
Exhibited: Capote, O'Connor, Welty, The White House, Washington, DC, March 22, 2004.

The New York World-Telegram, later known as the New York World-Telegram and The Sun, was a New York City newspaper from 1931 to 1967. The Library of Congress collection includes about 1 million photographs that the New York World-Telegram & Sun Newspaper assembled mostly 1890 and 1967, the year in which the newspaper closed. This newspaper photo morgue is typical of the files that newspapers maintain of images that either were published or were believed to have some future publication potential. Such files were periodically "weeded" by newspaper staff members. Much of the photography used by newspapers is "quick copy," and many images have been cropped, retouched, or highlighted for publication. Some images were taken by the newspaper's staff photographers while others came from wire press services, studios, or amateur photographers.

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Truman Capote was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1924 and grew up in a tumultuous household with his mother and various relatives. Despite his troubled childhood, Capote became a successful and respected figure in the literary world. He is best known for his non-fiction novels "Other Voices, Other Rooms", "Breakfast at Tiffany's", and "In Cold Blood." "Other Voices, Other Rooms" is a novel by Truman Capote that was published in 1948. It is the story of a 13-year-old boy named Joel Knox who is sent to live with his father in a remote plantation in rural Louisiana after his mother's death. Joel is an outsider in this new place, and he struggles to find his place and to understand the strange and mysterious people who live there. The novel is known for its vivid and evocative portrayal of the South, as well as its themes of isolation, loneliness, and the search for identity. It was Capote's debut novel, and it established him as an important voice in American literature. The novel was a bestseller and received critical acclaim for its lyrical writing and its complex and compelling characters. It has been adapted into a film and a stage play, and continues to be widely read and admired to this day. "Breakfast at Tiffany's" is a novella by Truman Capote that was published in 1958. It is the story of a young woman named Holly Golightly who is trying to find her place in the world and make a name for herself in New York City. Holly is a stylish and adventurous woman who is always on the lookout for new experiences and opportunities. She is also a bit of a socialite, and is often seen at the city's hottest parties and events. The novel is narrated by a writer who becomes friends with Holly and becomes drawn into her world. Through their interactions and conversations, the reader learns about Holly's past and her struggles to find her place in the world. "Breakfast at Tiffany's" is a witty and charming story that explores themes of love, friendship, and self-discovery. It has been widely praised for its memorable characters and its evocative portrayal of life in New York City. The novella was adapted into a successful film in 1961, starring Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly. "In Cold Blood" is a non-fiction novel by Truman Capote that was published in 1966. It tells the story of the 1959 murder of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas, and the investigation and trial that followed. The book was based on extensive research and interviews that Capote conducted with people involved in the case, including the killers and their families, law enforcement officials, and members of the community. "In Cold Blood" was a groundbreaking work in the true crime genre and helped to establish Capote's reputation as a master storyteller and innovative writer. The book was praised for its vivid and detailed portrayal of the events leading up to and following the murder, as well as its insightful analysis of the motivations of the killers. It became a bestseller and was adapted into a film and a stage play. To this day, it is considered a classic of non-fiction literature and has had a lasting impact on the genre. He also wrote several other novels, including "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "Other Voices, Other Rooms," as well as several plays and short stories. Capote died in 1984 at the age of 59.





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