Truman Capote’s ashes sell for $45K

Truman Capote's ashes sell for $45K | Page Six

Even in death, Truman Capote will still make the scene.

Capote's ashes sold for $45,000 Saturday to buyers who promise to bring them to parties, movies and other events, in keeping with the wishes of the bon vivant author of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "In Cold Blood."

"He didn't want to be put on a shelf," said Darren Julien, president and CEO of Julien's Auctions, which offered the ashes at a special sale of Hollywood memorabilia.

After Capote died in 1984, his ashes -- inside a carved wooden box -- ended up with Joanne Carson, talk show host Johnny Carson's ex-wife ass fisting and a close Capote pal.



Mrs. Carson, who died last year at age 83, often stepped out with Capote's remains. "She would take him to the movies, or a play," Julien said.

The people who bought Capote's ashes "will continue his adventures," Julien said. "We have not seen the last of Truman Capote."

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