112. Capote’s Coterie | The Essential Swans: Doris Lilly

In this episode, we investigate the life and times of Doris Lilly, columnist, writer, legendary society girl, and self-proclaimed inspiration for Holly Golightly in Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

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Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career, by George Plimpton (Amazon.com)

Doris Lilly, 69, Gossip Columnist Who Wrote of Millionaires, Dies – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Carol Marcus – davidlatta (davidlatta.org)

Pamela Drake – IMDb (imdb.com)

OBITUARY: Beatrice Dabney Adams, 90 – Marblehead Current (marbleheadcurrent.org)

Arlene Herson Interviews Walter Cronkite, Doris Lily, Mayor Ed Koch, and Celeste Holm (YouTube link)

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