CAPOTE, TRUMAN Autograph postcard signed to Aileen Mehle.
Martinique: 3 February 1978. Picture postcard signed "Truman" laid-in to a copy of Capote's 1966 A Christmas Memory (first trade edition, a fine copy). Cloth in slipcase; also laid-in is an original black and white photograph of Capote, 1970s; Together with a copy of Deborah Davis' Party of the Century: The Fabulous Story of Truman Capote and His Black and White Ball, inscribed by Davis.
A late postcard from Capote, who had been exiled from high society with the excerpts from Answered Prayers that had been published in Esquire in 1975 and 1976. Here he writes, likely on the scandal, in full: "Read your item about my disappearance into the Caribbean. No, just Martinique. Am slim, golden, and, though it's Mardi Gras am drinking nothing stronger than Perrier water. Good place to write, even if there are some folk who don't like what I'm writing. Love-Truman."
C The Estate of Aileen Mehle
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