Not seen in full since its original broadcast in February 1979.

This extensive and intimate interview has host David Susskind with Truman Capote discussing the icon’s personal and professional history, his writing, his social persona and ultimately his unpredictable impact.

More than an interview, the wide-ranging conversation between longtime friends delved into topics you are unlikely to have seen or heard elsewhere with Capote bringing in persona, in full force to the proverbial table.

Capote was a true force in American literature having penned 13 books including the controversial In Cold Blood, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and The Grass Harp to name just a few. Additionally of note… at least 20 films and television dramas have been produced from Capote’s work. He was, according The Telegraph “One of the most controversial literary figures of the 20th century”.

1979 / 52 minutes / Color / English / A David Susskind Production


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