Friday, August 21, 2009

Little T

Capote by H. Cartier-Bresson, 1947

"...there, in a shadowy room, I found a strange, smallish-creature - a sort of changeling, I thought, like the one Titania and Oberon fought over - fragile, but tough. He regaled us with gossip, jokes, little dances. Later, when I went away, down a dim stair, someone suddenly landed on my back and with a high, treble cry demanded: 'Give me a piggyback ride!' I did."

- Leo Lerman (but of course), on meeting Truman Capote


  1. check this may like...oh you will...

  2. Gore Vidal, many years later:

    "After Rome I saw him only once again, in 1968, when, without my glasses, I mistook him for a small ottoman and sat on him at Drue Heinz's house in New York."

  3. I remember the first time I saw this photo, and thought how beautiful, then the tide turned!

  4. Were any of us ever this young?

  5. hes kinda cute. hi muscato!!!!