159. Bad Blood | The Real Feud: Gore Vidal vs. Truman Capote (featuring Lee Radziwill) Part One

It is time to bring all the spiderwebs together. This week, it is the first part of the actual feud happening – the one between Gore Vidal, Truman Capote and Lee Radziwill. In this episode we explore the origin story of Gore and Truman which begins in the mid-1940’s and runs through 1975 – up to and into the complicated love/hate triangle between these three.

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Associated Episodes

110. A Nick in Time: 1947 ” Anaïs Nin and Gore Vidal

114. Capote’s Coterie | The Starlet Swan: Marilyn Monroe – Done & Dunne

111. Truman Capote and Dominick Dunne in 1975 and a Key West Twist

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Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood (YouTube Link)

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

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

Palimpsest, Gore Vidal (Amazon.com)

Pink Triangle: The Feuds and Private Lives of Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, and Famous Members of Their Entourages, by Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince (Amazon.com)

Conversations with Capote, by Lawrence Grobel (Amazon.com)

In Hot Blood – The Washington Post

Hot Blood – and Gore, Chapter Two – The Washington Post

The Venomous Pens of Feuding Authors | New & Used Books From Thriftbooks.com

Capote v. Vidal: Richard’s Story (YouTube link)

The 6 Filming Locations of ‘Feud: Capote vs. The Swans’ Tell the Story of a Bygone New York (elledecor.com)

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