6: Tennessee and Truman

In Episode Six, Vidalotry explores Gore Vidal’s relationship with two gay authors; one friendly, the other contentious. Host Ryan Breegle looks at Gore’s adventures with Tennessee Williams and their involvement in a film featuring lobotomies and cannibalism. And he examines Gore’s detest for Truman Capote, culminating in lies and lawsuits.

SOURCES:
Books:
Palimpsest: A Memoir, Gore Vidal, 1995
Empire Of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal, Jay Parini, 2015

Audio:
60 Minutes, CBS, 1975
The Dick Cavett Show, 1978
Profile of a Writer, 1978
Omnibus, BBC, 1995
The Celluloid Closet, 1995
The Tim Haigh Show, 1995
An Appreciation, PBS, 1998
Theater Talk, 2000
Interview with Jay Parini, 2006

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