Posted by Jason Diamond

Truman Streckfus Persons was born on this day in 1924 in New Orleans. Here is some of the video evidence we could find on the existence of his life.

1. Truman Capote was talking trash about your creative writing MFA long before Elif Batuman was.  Added bonus: Groucho Marx talks trash about your high school education.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFAWdvloFlE&w=480&h=360]

2. Truman Capote giving Peter Sellers (in one of his most insensitive roles) an English lesson in 1976’s Murder By Death.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znS3gXjGCiU&w=480&h=360]

3. A pretty fantastic silent film of Capote and Andy Warhol signing and selling copies of Interview Magazine in 1977.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYQHASveWIg&w=480&h=360]

4. In French, 1968

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJFfYsH1-Ks&w=480&h=360]

5. A short history of Capote’s life.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp76SSGfv_k&w=480&h=360]

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