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come home. That girl was Jacqueline Kennedy. It was just
about the anniversary of the assassination--two years or
three years--I've forgotten which--after the assassination.
She was very low. Who did she turn to? Her great friend
Truman Capote. As Phyllis said, “That was one place where
she knew she was safe alone.” The Secret Service were in a
car waiting below. Truman went to the icebox and found two
bottles of the best champagne on ice. The two of them together
killed these two great big bottles of champagne and
sat up practically all night talking. At about five in the
morning, Jackie went down to her car and went home with the
Secret Service people.
That's the life of Truman Capote. Isn't that fantastic.
Think of it. Going home and finding sitting there calmly
painting, completely at home, of all people in the world,
Is he working on anything now?
He is indeed. He's writing a novel called Answered
Prayers, which is a wonderful title. He's great at titles--
Breakfast at Tiffany's, In Cold Blood. They're perfect
titles. But the “answered prayers” comes I think from St.
Theresa, who said that the worst kind of prayers are answered
prayers. This is really a story of three or four girls who
started with very little except magnificent faces and bodies--
very smart girls--who today are reigning society queens,
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