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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: DVD
  • SKU: PMD-002
  • UPC: 760137294696
  • Street Date: 01/21/20
  • PreBook Date: 12/17/19
  • Label: MVD Visual »
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Run Time: 51 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1979
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: WORLD
  • Language: English


Cast & Crew

  • Actors:
  •       Truman Capote
  •       David Susskind
  • Director: David Susskind
  • Producer: David Susskind
  • Director: David Susskind
  • Producers: David Susskind


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David Susskind Archive: Truman Capote Tells All


David Susskind Archive: Truman Capote Tells All
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When this edition of 'The David Susskind Show' aired in February of 1979, David Susskind and Truman Capote were already well established friends and traveled in the same social circles. Over the years, Capote had appeared on several Susskind panel programs, but here it's just the two of them one on one. They remained good friends up until Capote's death in August of 1984. Well established as an award winning author and infamous 'gadabout', Capote was a celebrity long before celebrity culture became a category. To that end, here he says that the media sought him out rather than the other way around. Among the issues covered is Capote's infamous interview with Stanley Siegal during which he appears to be intoxicated but he explains that he took a pain killer and was not aware of the effect that it would have. They also discuss the time that he fell off the stage at Townsend University, but he dismisses the story as an exaggeration that was sensationalized after the fact. This list of famous friends and his views about them is impressive and varied. These include William S. Paley, Andy Warhol, Christopher Isherwood and Norman Mailer. Elsewhere, they discuss Jackie Onassis, Lee Radziwill, and his unlikely friendship with the Shaw of Iran, whom he doubts is dishonest and serves the most exotic foods in his home.


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Sales Points

  • At least 20 films and television dramas have been produced from Capote's work.
  • This intimate interview has not been seen in complete form since its originall broadcast
  • 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.

Press Quotes

One of the most controversial literary figures of the 20th century.

     —The Telegraph


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