Class Pictures: Slim Aarons Was A Man For All Seasons

Truman Capote in His Brooklyn Heights Apartment, 1958

Slim Aarons moved to California after WWII and began photographing celebrities. He never used a stylist, or a makeup artist. He made his career out of what he called "photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places." Toward the end of his long life (he died in 2006 at 90) he said "I knew everyone. They would invite me ... See the Rest

New Book Claims Rudolf Nureyev Had Affairs with Jackie Kennedy AND Bobby Kennedy

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... and was just waiting for John-John to grow up so he could seduce HIM, TOO!  According to a new book, The Pink Triangle by Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince – ghoulishly due for release on the 20th anniversary of Jackie Kennedy’s death from cancer in 1994 – the First Lady wasn’t content to sit idly by while her husband had countless affairs with ... See the Rest

Quote Unquote: Truman Capote

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“It is a myth, the city, the rooms and windows, the steam-spitting streets; for anyone, everyone, a different myth, an idol-head with traffic-light eyes winking a tender green, a cynical red. This island, floating in river water like a diamond iceberg, call it New York, name it whatever you like; the name hardly matters because, entering from the ... See the Rest

Merry Christmas From Andy & Truman

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(Photos of Andy Warhol and Truman Capote by Mick Rock, black and white by Andy Warhol, circa '79) ... See the Rest

“Without Memory There Is No Life”

Francis Ford Coppola's daughter, Sofia Coppola, interviews Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' sister, Lee Radziwill, about Truman Capote, Mick Jagger, Miss Porter's, Peter Beard, Andy Warhol, and how she is responsible for Grey Gardens, the camp classic documentary about her aunt, Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale, and her cousin, Edith Bouvier Beale. ... See the Rest

Lit Break: Truman Capote Reads A Christmas Memory

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The short story, my absolute favorite, originally published in Mademoiselle magazine in December 1956, tells the largely autobiographical story of a young boy named Buddy and his elderly cousin and best friend, Sook, as they prepare for what will be a meager Christmas. The high point of the day is the gift of kites they give each other, which they ... See the Rest

Born in a Trunk?

This WTF photo reminds us of what Truman Capote said to a friend who was trying to guess a woman's age: "Why don't you just cut off her leg and count the rings?" ... See the Rest

Fabulous Studio 54 mini-documentary

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Between Michael Jackson's sublime afro and Grace Jones taking a schvitz, there's a lot to see here. My favorite line: "Night after night! Andy Warhol! Bella Abzug!" Things get slightly creepy, though, when a former busboy, lurking in the shadows, brags how he "went around the world" with Rock Hudson, Freddie Mercury, Brad Davis i.e. every AIDS ... See the Rest