Tribute to authors & screenwriters: Three portraits of Truman Capote

Not only was Truman Capote (1924-1984) the author behind “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961) & “In Cold Blood” (1967), but he also wrote the screenplay for “Beat the Devil” (1953, directed by John Huston) & the dialogue for “Indiscretion of an American Wife” (1953, Vittorio de Sica).

He has been portrayed several times, most impressively by Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Capote” (2005, directed by Bennett Miller). He likewise starred in the hilarious noir comedy “Murder by Death” alongside Peter Falk (1974, Robert Moore).

Below are 3 of my favorite portraits of the artist. All rights belong to their respective photographers.

© Truman Capote, Henri-Cartier Bresson, 1947

© Truman Capote by Richard Avedon, New York City, October 1950

© Truman Capote, Irving Penn, 1965.

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Kinofrau

Hanin aka Kinofrau: 27 and counting, Ph.D in Film Theory & Art History in progress, from the Middle-(B)east, a specter that haunts Europe, equal-opportunity offender.

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