Annals of Crime #44

Original Caption:

Author Arrives at Jail

Santa Ana -- Truman Capote ponders a question asked him as he walks toward the Orange County Jail Wednesday to begin serving a contempt of court sentence amounting to 40 hours. The sentence and $500 fine resulted from the writer's failure to appear as witness in a Santa Ana murder trial. Capote had interviewed the defendant on San Quentin's Death Row (1970)


Tomás said...

I love this alternative pictures never seen for me.


phil said...

TC wrote about attempting to dodge his arrest warrant in Derring-do, included in 'Music For Chameleons'. Very funny!

Fred said...

I wonder if Truman consulted Jean Genet about the dubious pleasures awaiting him in prison?