The Man Auctioning Off Truman Capote’s Ashes Explains Himself By Julie Miller

Thirty-two years after Truman Capote’s death, the iconic author, screenwriter, and society darling will embark on one final adventure. On Wednesday, Julien’s Auctions announced that Capote’s ashes will be sold in late September as part of an auction marketed (in questionable taste) as a rare “peek inside the lives of some of Hollywood’s most private stars.” In addition to just a peek, though, the auction house is apparently also offering full-blown ownership of the remains of one of these stars.

“I am sure people are going to think this is disrespectful,” Julien’s C.E.O., Darren Julien, admitted, an hour after the official announcement was made. “But this is a fact: Truman Capote loved the element of shock. He loved publicity. And I’m sure he’s looking down laughing, and saying, ‘That’s something I would have done.’ He was a larger-than-life character.”

Just how did he come to be auctioning off the ashes—which Capote left to his good friend Joanne Carson, the late wife of former Tonight Show host Johnny Carson, who died last year?



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