Capote, in cold letters, lands in Alabama town

first_imgSome rare family photos and a collection of Truman Capote’s letters to his favorite aunt in Alabama – on topics ranging from Harper Lee to Tallulah Bankhead to his longing for down-home butter beans – are going on permanent display in the state’s literary capital, Monroeville, where the writer spent some of his boyhood. The collection, while apparently containing no riveting new material on his life and times, is a coup for the town that was spun into memorable works by Capote and Lee, his childhood friend and neighbor. It was assembled by Capote’s cousin, Jennings Faulk Carter, who donated it to the Monroe County Heritage Museums for an exhibit that opens April 27 in Monroeville’s Old Courthouse on town square. Carter said there has been a “lot of static” in his family about turning over the family memorabilia, but he said he’s making it public so people will learn more about his famous cousin. Capote, who died in Los Angeles at age 59 in 1984, wrote the best seller “In Cold Blood.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more