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The Resource Party of the century : the fabulous story of Truman Capote and his black and white ball, Deborah Davis

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

Label
Party of the century : the fabulous story of Truman Capote and his black and white ball
Title
Party of the century
Title remainder
the fabulous story of Truman Capote and his black and white ball
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Davis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Deborah
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3505.A59
LC item number
Z64 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capote, Truman
  • Balls (Parties)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Capote, Truman
  • Authors, American
  • Plaza Hotel (New York, N.Y.)
Label
Party of the century : the fabulous story of Truman Capote and his black and white ball, Deborah Davis
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0518/2005025149.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 278-282) and index
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
Control code
ocm61456584
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 293 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780471659662
Isbn Type
(hc : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005025149
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)61456584
Label
Party of the century : the fabulous story of Truman Capote and his black and white ball, Deborah Davis
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0518/2005025149.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 278-282) and index
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
Control code
ocm61456584
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 293 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780471659662
Isbn Type
(hc : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005025149
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)61456584

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