Truman Capote Blue T-Shirt "Kid Capote"
Lot 1335
A "Kid Capote" t-shirt
Sold for US$ 119 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A "Kid Capote" t-shirt
Made of royal blue cotton with white stripes on the shoulder area, white "iron-on" lettering on the back reads "Kid Capote" while similar (though smaller) lettering on the front notes: "It's fame / It's fortune / It's fun / It's going to be / a best seller!"


  • Capote had this shirt custom-made for himself as a tongue-in-cheek reference to his literary career; the verbiage is loosely based on a quote by the producer character, Carl Denham, in the 1933 RKO classic film, King Kong.