Ashes of American novelist and playwright Truman Capote was sold. On Saturday, September 24, CNN reports.
According to the channel, the auction held on 24 September the auction house Julien. The starting price for the lot was $ 6000, he went for $ 45,000. The name of the buyer was not disclosed.
According to the head of the auction house’s Darren Julien, the interest in the subject tender showed from Russia, Germany, China, USA and South America. The amount of the transaction came as a surprise to the organizers — it was expected to fetch up to 10 thousand dollars.
the Ashes are stored in a carved Japanese hardwood box. Previously it was owned by Joanne Carson, wife of johnny Carson — the best friend of the writer. Sam Carson died in 2005, his wife in 2015. All property of married couples, including the dust Hood, the new owners of the house decided to put up for auction.
Truman Capote was born in 1924. One of his most famous works is the novel “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” in 1961, it was shot the same film with Audrey Hepburn in the title role. In addition, he wrote such novels as “Other voices, other rooms” and “cold-Blooded murder”, as well as many short stories and plays. His works were repeatedly filmed. Capote died in 1984 at the home of the Carsons.