Tag: Truman Capote

Cyrilly Abels: Friend and Agent of Katherine Anne Porter

Cyrilly Abels (1903-1975), the managing editor of Mademoiselle magazine and an agent for many of the most prominent writers of the twentieth century, was a longtime resident of 14-16 Fifth Avenue in the Greenwich Village Historic District, recently proposed for …

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Happy Birthday, Truman Capote

The writer we know as Truman Capote was born Truman Streckfus Persons on September 30, 1924 in New Orleans. Although he grew up in the South, he and his family moved to New York in 1933, where he lived until …

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s and the Village

Breakfast at Tiffany’s, one of the defining movies of the 1960’s, and defining movies about New York, was released on October 5, 1961.  Long skinny black dresses were never the same again. It’s often understandably assumed that Holly Golightly and …

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