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Truman Capote's Confidante Reveals Details About Lost Jackie Kennedy/marilyn Monroe Film

18th November 2013

One of Truman Capote's closest confidantes has revealed the writer captured footage of a secret meeting between Jackie Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe at his home in New York just weeks before the actress' death in...

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Scarlett Johansson Moving Ahead With Truman Capote Novel Adaptation

18th May 2013

Scarlett Johansson will finally start production on her directorial debut next year (14) when she turns a Truman Capote novel into a movie.The actress signed on to direct Summer Crossing in 2011, and promptly began...

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Scarlett Johansson To Make Directorial Debut

16th May 2013

Scarlett Johansson is set to make her directorial debut.The 'Avengers' actress will step behind the camera for the very first time to direct 'Summer Crossing', an adaptation of Truman Capote's first novel.The film, which was...

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Theatre Bosses Wanted Truman Capote's Ashes For Breakfast At Tiffany's Opening

23rd March 2013

Theatre bosses behind the new Broadway adaptation of Breakfast At Tiffany's wanted to have Truman Capote's ashes flown to New York City for opening night.Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke tackles the iconic role of...

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Bodies Of In Cold Blood Killers Exhumed

19th December 2012

The bodies of two convicted killers featured in Truman Capote's real-life crime thriller In Cold Blood have been exhumed in a bid to solve another murder.Richard Hickock and Perry Smith, who were convicted of killing...

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Fascinating Fact: 3358935

6th November 2012

A newly-discovered work by legendary author Truman Capote is set to be published for the first time in America's Vanity Fair magazine. Yachts and Things details a Mediterranean cruise packed with rich and famous passengers...

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Scarlett Johansson Fears For Acting Career

26th October 2012

Scarlett Johansson worries no one will want to hire her as an actress.The blonde bombshell is insecure about her acting abilities and has been living in fear that her career might come to an end...

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Game Of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke To Appear In Broadway ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’S’

By Jack de Aguilar | 10th October 2012

Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen in HBO’s Game of Thrones, is set to star in a new adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's, which will be shown at the Shubert theater in New York City...

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4th March 2012

The Brooklyn, New York mansion where legendary author Truman Capote wrote Breakfast At Tiffany's has sold for $12 million (£7.5 million). The sale makes the 18-room property the most expensive single-family home in the borough's...

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Scarlett Johansson: Movie Will Be 'Hard Sell'

28th November 2011

Scarlett Johansson admits her directorial debut will be a "hard sell".The 27-year-old actress is to step behind the camera for 'Summer Crossing' - an adaptation of Truman Capote's first novel, which is set in New...

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Scarlett Johansson To Make Directorial Debut

18th November 2011

Scarlett Johansson will make her directorial debut with 'Summer Crossing'.The 'Avengers' actress has chosen the big screen indie adaptation of the Truman Capote novel - which tells the story of teenage girl in post-World War...

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Scarlett Johansson To Direct Truman Capote Film

18th November 2011

Scarlett Johansson is to make her directorial debut on a movie adaptation of a Truman Capote novella.The actress will step behind the camera to bring Summer Crossing to the big screen, according to Variety. Summer...

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Blake Edwards Dies In California Aged 88

17th December 2010

BLAKE EDWARDS, the acclaimed American film-maker best known for directing 'The Pink Panther' and the cult classic 'Breakfast at Tiffany's', has died in California aged 88, reports BBC News. Edwards, the husband of actress JULIE...

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11th May 2010

The New York town house where iconic author TRUMAN CAPOTE wrote BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S is on the market for $18 million (£12 million). The mansion, in Brooklyn Heights, boasts 11 bedrooms, a wine cellar and...

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The Things They Say 9132

8th August 2008

"I always look like BENICIO DEL TORO! Actually, that's being kind to myself, as I think he's very sexy and I can't say that I feel the same way about myself. On bad days I...

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Fascinating Fact 5008

12th March 2008

EASY RIDER star DENNIS HOPPER's first sheepdog was given to him by Kansas neighbours the Clutters, who later became the subjects of TRUMAN CAPOTE's book IN COLD BLOOD after the family was slain by killers...

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Miller: 'No One In The Us Was Interested In Sedgwick'

28th February 2007

SIENNA MILLER has slammed filmmakers for their disinterest in the story of tragic 1960s muse EDIE SEDGWICK. The British actress, who played the late star in FACTORY GIRL, insists directors were reluctant to work on...

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Quincy Jones Faced Battle With Racist Capote Over Film Job

9th February 2007

Music legend QUINCY JONES almost missed out on his breakthrough movie role because writer TRUMAN CAPOTE objected to a black man scoring his film. The revered producer and film composer was hired to score the...

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Film-maker Refuses To View Rival Capote Film

13th November 2006

Director DOUGLAS MCGRATH refused to watch CAPOTE while he was making his own TRUMAN CAPOTE biopic INFAMOUS, because he was scared it might better his version. Infamous deals with the same timeline as Capote, in...

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Grudge Sequel Knocks Scorsese From The Top Of Us Box Office

16th October 2006

Horror sequel THE GRUDGE 2 topped the US box office over the weekend (ends15OCT06) with $22 million (GBP12.2 million), knocking director MARTIN SCORSESE's film THE DEPARTED into second place. The Departed took in $18 million...

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Capote 'Was A Marvellous Liar'

16th October 2006

Writer TRUMAN CAPOTE was a prolific liar who lied about a lifelong friendship with JACKIE KENNEDY, according to a new book. In his second memoir, POINT TO POINT NAVIGATION, author and long-time foe GORE VIDAL...

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Capote Memorabilia To Be Auctioned

10th October 2006

Items belonging to the late writer TRUMAN CAPOTE will be auctioned off in New York City next month (NOV06). The memorabilia is owned by Capote's close friend JOANNE CARSON, the former wife of late US...

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New Bond Craig Kisses Man

1st September 2006

New JAMES BOND DANIEL CRAIG is set to amaze 007 fans in his latest movie INFAMOUS, because he shares a kiss with another man. Craig, who will soon be seen as womanising secret agent Bond...

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Capote Exhibition For Alabama

18th April 2006

Late writer TRUMAN CAPOTE has inspired a new permanent exhibition in Monroeville, Alabama, where rare photographs and a collection of his letters will go on display later this month (APR06). The BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S writer,...

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24th February 2006

"I play the heavy in that, but I've decided I'm going to play him as TRUMAN CAPOTE and keep that going and ride it right out to the end of my career." Actor PHILIP SEYMOUR...

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Hoffman Turns Down Mainstream

23rd February 2006

Actor PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN refuses to use his recent Academy Award nomination as a doorway to superstardom - because he sees mainstream cinema as a dead end. The CAPOTE star, who has been nominated...

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Hoffman's Capote Battle

20th February 2006

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN has branded his screen alter ego TRUMAN CAPOTE an enigma, despite winning a Best Actor BAFTA last night (19FEB06) for his portrayal of the author. CAPOTE is tipped for five Oscar...

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Hoffman Reveals Drug Past

17th February 2006

CAPOTE star PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN nearly fell into a life of substance abuse, after battling a severe alcohol and drug problem early in his career. The now-sober actor is the favourite to take home...

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Harper Lee Shut Out Keener

16th February 2006

Oscar nominated actress CATHERINE KEENER was devastated when famed author HARPER LEE, who she played in CAPOTE, refused to speak with her before filming. The TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD author, who had been celebrated...

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Hoffman Sees Capote Turmoil

5th February 2006

CAPOTE star PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN believes late author TRUMAN CAPOTE's personal feelings toward Kansas prisoner PERRY SMITH extended to romantic depths. The New Yorker journalist developed a connection with the prisoner in 1959, during...

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