Bonhams auction catalog sale #14244
Sale location: New York
Sale date: November 9, 2006
Title: The Private World of Truman Capote
A selection of his personal items collected over his years as a writer, from the collection of Joanne Carson.
A quote from the catalog:
Forty years ago, with the publication of In Cold Blood, Truman Capote was the most famous writer in America. Today, with manifestations everywhere in movies, books and even on stage, Capote is once again a bold-faced name. Just when it seems as if there is nothing left to learn about the literary legend, a new side is set to emerge. The grand finale of this very Capote year will be The Private World of Truman Capote, an auction of Truman's Treasures; his books, artwork, photographs, clothing, jewelry, furniture, and various mementos. An inveterate packrat with broad interests and the keen eye of a connoisseur, Capote amassed an eclectic collection that was once described as resembling the contents of a very astute little boy's pockets.
lots 1001-1337; all shown in color, many lots are more than 1 item, 115 pages
From Bonhams Press Release: Three hundred-plus piece collection belonging to Joanne Carson to be offered at auction by Bonhams New York
Twenty-two years after his untimely passing in 1984, his name still commands attention, interest and excitement, inspiring the recent 2005 film Capote, featuring an Academy Award winning performance, and the upcoming feature film Infamous due out in October.
The Truman Capote collection consists of hundreds of items providing a unique and fascinating insight into the life and character of the man. Highlights include the tuxedo worn in 1966 to his famous Black and White Ball at The Plaza Hotel; his personal pair of ice skates; the intriguing collage boxes he created in the early 1980s; needlepoint pillows; Baccarat glass; as well as books, prints, photographs, manuscripts, jewelry and furniture.