Arthur Bell interviews Truman Capote, 1979-04-13
NamesBell, Arthur (Arthur Irving) (Donor)Capote, Truman, 1924-1984 (Interviewee)Bell, Arthur (Arthur Irving) (Interviewer)
Arthur Bell Collection of Recorded Interviews, 1970-1980
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1979-04-13Date Created: 1970-01-02
Table of ContentsCD 1 and CD 2, tracks 1-5. American author Truman Capote discusses his experience switching from classical writing to the style known as New journalism, that was a cross between journalism and literature, using the same literary techniques as for a novel. He also talks about his book "In cold blood" that he wrote in this blend of the reportage of fact with the writing style of fiction. He also recounts his working routine on recording interviews of various people for his articles. -- CD 2, tracks 6-8. Unidentified surgeon talks in detail about sex reassignment surgeries such as genitoplasty, and their side effects, after surgery hormonal treatments, and the various causes of transsexualism.
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded SoundShelf locator: *LDC 52773Shelf locator: *LTC 4510
TopicsCapote, Truman, 1924-1984Authors, American -- 20th centuryJournalists -- United StatesJournalism -- United StatesNonfiction novelSurgeons -- United StatesTransgender people -- Medical care -- United StatesSex change -- Risk factorsTranssexualism -- Social aspects -- United StatesGender nonconformity -- United StatesTranssexuals -- SurgeryGenerative organs -- SurgerySex change
NotesBiographical/historical: Arthur Bell conducts two interviews--the first one with Truman Capote, the second one with an unidentified surgeon--most likely for his articles in Playboy magazine.Content: Title supplied by cataloger from information on original cassette.Venue: Recorded in 1979 April 13 (CD 1 and CD 2, tracks 1-5) and 1970 January 2 (CD 2, tracks 6-8) New York, N.Y.Additional physical form: Service compact discs (2 audio discs : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.) copied from archival original, available in *LDC 52773.Acquisition: Gift; Bell Estate; 1990 NN-RHA.Content: Forms part of Arthur Bell collection of recorded interviews, 1970-1980, *L (Special) 90-32.
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 84 min.) : analog, stereo
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19946185Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b5842ac0-8a97-0131-ed62-58d385a7bbd0
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