Semi-Literary Trivia Question of the Week #4

Cover of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood

Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood

To research the book that would become the “non-fiction novel” In Cold Blood, Truman Capote traveled to Kansas before the murderers were even caught. He was accompanied by childhood friend:

  1. Author and poet Conrad Aiken.
  2. John Dos Passos, author of the U.S.A. Trilogy.
  3. Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird.
  4. Photographer Diane Arbus.
  5. Film director and producer Alfred Hitchcock.
  6. Cartoonist Charles Schultz, who later uses some of the In Cold Blood material for a Peanuts episode in which Charlie Brown finally gets even with Lucy for pulling away that football at the last minute. Twenty-seven newspapers refuse to run the comic that week, releasing a joint statement that “such violent murder belongs on the front page, not the comics page. Unless it’s in Dick Tracy.”

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