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Still, he was officially adopted by his stepfather, and his name was changed to Truman Garcia Capote in A mediocre student, Capote did well in the courses that interested him and paid little attention in those that did not. He attended a private boys' school in Manhattan from to , where he charmed some of his classmates. An unusual boy, Capote had a gift for telling stories and entertaining people. His mother wanted to make him more masculine, and thought that sending him to a military academy would be the answer.
The school year proved to be a disaster for Capote. The smallest in his class, he was often picked on by the other cadets. Returning to Manhattan, Capote started to attract attention for his work at school. Some of his teachers noted his promise as a writer.
He stood out among his classmates with his ebullient personality. Over time, Capote developed a group of friends who would often go over to his house to smoke, drink, and dance in his room. He and his group would also go out to nearby clubs. Capote did not do well in school and had repeat the 12th grade at the Franklin School after he and his family returned to Manhattan in Instead of studying, Capote spent his nights at the clubs, making friends with Oona O'Neill, the daughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill and writer Agnes Boulton, and her friend heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, among others.
While still a teen, Capote got his first job working as a copyboy for The New Yorker magazine. During his time with the publication, Capote tried to get his stories published there with no success. In , editor George Davis selected Capote's story "Miriam" about a strange little girl for publication in Mademoiselle. In addition to befriending Davis, Capote became close to his assistant Rita Smith, the sister of famous southern author Carson McCullers.
She later introduced the two, and Capote and McCullers were friends for a time. While struggling to work on his first novel, Capote received some assistance from Carson McCullers. She helped him get accepted at Yaddo, a famous artists' colony in New York State. Capote spent part of the summer of there, where he did some work on his novel and completed the short story, "The Headless Hawk," which was published by Mademoiselle that fall.
Capote also fell in love with Newton Arvin, a college professor and literary scholar. The bookish academic and the effervescent charmer made quite an interesting pair. That same year, Capote won the prestigious O. Henry Award for his short story "Miriam. His first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms , was published in to mixed reviews. In the work, a young boy is sent to live with his father after the death of his mother.
His father's home is a decrepit old plantation. For a time the boy does not get to see his father and instead must deal with his stepmother, her cousin, and some other unusual characters that inhabit this desolate place. While some criticized elements of the story, such as its homosexual theme, many reviewers noted Capote's talents as a writer. The book sold well, especially for a first-time author. In addition to receiving accolades and publicity, Capote found love in He met author Jack Dunphy at a party in , and the two began what was to be a year relationship.
During the early years of their relationship, Capote and Dunphy traveled extensively. They spent time in Europe and other places where they both worked on their own projects. Not one to stay out of the public eye for long, his travel essays were put out in book form in as Local Color. His much-anticipated second novel, The Grass Harp , was released to in the fall of The fanciful tale explored an unlikely group of characters who take refuge from their troubles in a large tree. At the request of Broadway producer Saint Subber, Capote adapted his novel for the stage.
The sets and costumes were designed by Capote's close friend, Cecil Beaton. The comedy opened in March , closing after 36 performances. Jay Cross is worried things are getting serious between Rachel Hutchins and Barry Devine, and decides if he's going to land the brainy beauty, he's going to have to up his game. So Jay approaches the three Armstrong brothers, all of them strapping ex-military men, and asks them to make him over from a small-framed British intellect into an alpha male Southern boy who will get Rachel's attention.
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