Friday, April 28, 2006

Truman Capote Exhibit Opens in Monroeville

Garry Mitchell o the WaPo reports "Alabama Literary Town To Open Capote Exhibit" referencing of course Monroeville.

Rare family photos and a collection of writer 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 Alabama's literary capital, where the writer spent some of his boyhood.

The collection is a coup for the town that was spun into memorable works by Capote and, under the name Maycomb, by Lee, his childhood friend and neighbor. It was assembled by Capote's cousin Jennings Faulk Carter, who donated the collection to the Monroe County Heritage Museums for an exhibit that opens April 27 in Monroeville's Old Courthouse on the town square.

I'm ready to go! I've recently watched Capote and want to learn more about the man. Peace ... or War!