Party of the Century: The Fabulous Story of Truman Capote and His Black-and-white Ball

Author(s): Deborah Davis

Biography / Memoir

In 1966, everyone who was anyone wanted an invitation to Truman Capote's "Black and White Dance" in New York, and guests included Frank Sinatra, Norman Mailer, C. Z. Guest, Kennedys, Rockefellers, and more. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and drawings of the guests, this portrait of revelry at the height of the swirling, swinging sixties is a must for anyone interested in American popular culture and the lifestyles of the rich, famous, and talented.


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Deborah Davis is a writer and film executive who has worked as a story editor and story analyst for several major film companies. She is also the author of Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X.

Acknowledgments.Introduction.1966.1 A Lonely Boy.2 Small Man, Big Dreams.Truman's Swans.3 Romance and Sadness.4 Babe Paley and High Society.Gloria.5 In Cold Blood.Marella.6 Truman and Kay.Slim.7 Riding a Wave.C. Z.8 Dreaming of Masquerades.9 Guest of Honor.10 The In Crowd.11 Making the List.12 The Place to Be.13 "Have You Heard?"14 How to Be Lovely.15 Plumage.16 The Clock Ticks.17 Night of Nights.18 Publicity.19 Hangover.Afterword.Appendix: The Guest List.Notes.Bibliography.Credits.Index.

General Fields

  • : 9780470098219
  • : John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • : John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • : February 2007
  • : 228mm X 146mm X 21mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : ill
  • : Biography & autobiography: literary; Novels, other prose & writers; Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • : 304
  • : 813.54
  • : 407
  • : Paperback
  • : Deborah Davis