157. Dear Princess | Lee Bouvier Radziwill

In this episode, we explore the life, loves, and increasingly complicated relationships of Lee Bouvier Radziwill, which a lens to two in particular. The first with her sister, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The next, with her best friend, Truman Capote. Moving from the White House to Montauk to the Greek Isles, this one connects many people into on ongoing investigation, and sets the stage for the real feud coming next week – the feud of Truman Capote and Gore Vidal.

Associated Episodes


Too Brief a Treat: The Letters of Truman Capote, edited by Gerald Clarke (Amazon.com)

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

Happy Times, by Lee Radziwill (Amazon.com)

Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill, by J. Randy Taraborrelli (Amazon.com)

One Special Summer, by Lee Bouvier and Jacqueline Bouvier (Amazon.com)

In Her Sister’s Shadow: An Intimate Biography of Lee Radziwill, by Diana Dubois (Amazon.com)

The Story of Prix de Paris (Cairns Post, Qld; April 4, 1946, via trove.nla.gov.au)

Laura (imdb.com)

David Susskind Archive: Truman Capote Tells All (1979) | Full Documentary (YouTube link)

Lee Radziwill Interview with Truman Capote on Her Acting Career (1967) (YouTube link)

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