Truman Capote Manuscript Sold at Auction

The late Truman Capote was a Sagaponack resident and East End fixture until just before he died, but his legacy lives on. Just this week his 1958 typed manuscript of Breakfast at Tiffany’s with handwritten edits sold for $306,000 at auction to a Russian oligarch.

The manuscript was expected to net at least $250,000 when Amherst-based auction house RR Auction offered it for sale online. RR Auction says the winning bidder is Russian retail billionaire Igor Sosin, who plans to display it in Moscow and Monaco.

Capote‘s handwritten notations in the manuscript include changing the femme fatale’s name from Connie Gustafson to the now-iconic Holly Golightly. Click here for RR’s full description. See video below.

Holly Golightly

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