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“In the late 1970s, Truman Capote and Andy Warhol decided that they were destined to create a Broadway play together. Over the course of the next several months, they would sit down to record a series of intimate, wide-ranging conversations. The play never came to be, and the hours and hours of tape were lost to the ages. Until now.

“With the support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Truman Capote Literary Trust, director Rob Roth adapted WARHOL CAPOTE from never-before-heard conversations between these two icons of American art and literature. This world premiere production is staged by director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening and Hedwig and the Angry Inch).”*

Stephen Spinella will play Warhol, and Capote will be played by Leslie Jordan.

WARHOL CAPOTE, through October 13.

AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATER, LOEB DRAMA CENTER, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

* americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/warholcapote

See:  nytimes.com/2017/08/30/theater/eavesdropping-on-warhol-and-capote.html

From top:

Rolling Stone, April 12, 1973.

Editor Jann Wenner hired Capote to cover the Rolling Stones‘ 1972 tour for the magazine. Capote followed the tour—often joined by Warhol, Lee Radziwill, Slim Keith, Ahmet Ertegun, etc.—but found the shows too formalized and repetitive to inspire journalistic interest. In lieu of a report, Wenner asked Warhol to interview Capote for a cover story.

Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, 1984. Image credit: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.




About a year ago, Paolo Roversi and Ezra Petronio developed a project to “share our stock of remaining outdated Polaroid film with a few artists and photographer friends to do a project and call it The Last Boxes.”*

The results have just been published in the 46th issue of Petronio’s SELF SERVICE. The Spring/Summer 2017 issue is a mix of new and old, and includes the work of Robert Frank, Guy Bourdin, Nobuyoshi Araki, Bruce Weber, Collier Schorr, Peter Beard, Carlo MollinoCraig McDean, and Peter Lindbergh.

A back-of-the-book section includes additional Polaroids by Edward Enninful, M/M Paris, India Mahdavi, Fabian Baron, Saskia de Brauw, Julien d’Ys, Kate Moss, Alasdair McLellan, Snowdon, Susan Koller, David Sims, and more.



Spring/Summer 2017.

*Ezra Petronio, Self Service 46.

Above: Ezra Petronio.

Below: Self-Service 46: The Last BoxesFaretta photographed by Paolo Roversi. Styling by Joe McKenna, hair by Julien d’Ys, fashion by Prada. Image credit: Self-Service.