Party of the Century : The Fabulous Story of Truman Capote and His Black and White Ball

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2007-02-02
  • Publisher: Wiley
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In 1966, everyone who was anyone wanted an invitation to Truman Capote's "Black and White Dance" in New York, and guests included Frank Sinatra, Norman Mailer, C. Z. Guest, Kennedys, Rockefellers, and more. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and drawings of the guests, this portrait of revelry at the height of the swirling, swinging sixties is a must for anyone interested in American popular culture and the lifestyles of the rich, famous, and talented.

Author Biography

Deborah Davis is a writer and film executive who has worked as a story editor and story analyst for several major film companies. She is also the author of Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
1966p. 5
A Lonely Boyp. 9
Small Man, Big Dreamsp. 17
Truman's Swansp. 33
Romance and Sadnessp. 36
Babe Paley and High Societyp. 43
Gloriap. 53
In Cold Bloodp. 59
Marellap. 69
Truman and Kayp. 74
Slimp. 89
Riding a Wavep. 94
C. Z.p. 104
Dreaming of Masqueradesp. 107
Guest of Honorp. 114
The In Crowdp. 123
Making the Listp. 135
The Place to Bep. 151
"Have You Heard?"p. 164
How to Be Lovelyp. 176
Plumagep. 189
The Clock Ticksp. 207
Night of Nightsp. 220
Publicityp. 236
Hangoverp. 248
Afterwordp. 257
The Guest Listp. 261
Notesp. 267
Bibliographyp. 278
Creditsp. 283
Indexp. 285
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