March 24, 2013

Invite to cremated remains

Truman Capote's cremated remains invited to attend 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' Broadway premier

Broadway producers who want big stars at their premier usually want ones with a pulse.
But the folks who put Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Broadway wanted the late author cremated remains at the play premier’s after party, since Capote himself couldn't make it.  They even went so far as to offer the ashes—and their owner—a flight from Los Angeles to New York for the show.

A source of the New York Post confirmed the bizarre offer.  ‘We did try to get him here,’ the source said. ‘We thought it would have been poignant for the entire company.’
Former wife of Johnny Carson, Joanne Carson, keeps the In Cold Blood author’s remains in the Bel Air bedroom where he died in 1984. The two were close friends up until his death and Carson has seen the ashes argued over, stolen, returned, and nearly stolen again over the years.

The ashes were famously boosted during Carson’s 1988 Halloween party, along with $200,000 worth of jewelry.  However, they were mysteriously returned shortly thereafter.

The ghoulish invite was declined.  When I was checking the spelling of 'ghoulish', I found that the term 'ghoul' comes from the Arabic, gul, a desert demon believed to rob graves and devour corpses.

Posted by Jill Fallon at March 24, 2013 10:24 AM | Permalink