Sale 17CN02 | Lot 258

CAPOTE, TRUMAN Autograph postcard signed to Aileen Mehle.

Catalogue: English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters / Russian Works of Art

Lot Details

Lot 258
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

Estimate: $400 - $600
Sold for $625 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $400 - $600
Sold for $625 (includes buyer's premium)

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English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters / Russian Works of Art

Thu, May 25, 2017 at 10am EDT
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