Pink Triangle: The Feuds and Private Lives of Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, and Famous Members of Their Entourages (Blood Moon's Babylon Series)

PINK TRIANGLE
THE FEUDS AND PRIVATE LIVES OF

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS,
GORE VIDAL,
TRUMAN CAPOTE,
AND MEMBERS OF THEIR ENTOURAGES

O
THER
B
OOKS BY
D
ARWIN
P
ORTER

B
IOGRAPHIES

Those Glamorous Gabors, Bombshells from Budapest Inside Linda Lovelace’s Deep Throat
—Degradation, Porno Chic, and the Rise of Feminism

Elizabeth Taylor
,
There is Nothing Like a Dame

Marilyn at Rainbow’s End
: Sex, Lies, Murder, and the Great Cover-up

J. Edgar Hoover & Clyde Tolson—
Investigating the Sexual Secrets of America’s Most Famous Men and Women

Frank Sinatra
,
The Boudoir Singer. All the Gossip Unfit to Print

The Kennedys
,
All the Gossip Unfit to Print

Humphrey Bogart,
The Making of a Legend

Howard Hughes
: Hell’s Angel

Steve McQueen
,
King of Cool, Tales of a Lurid Life

Paul Newman
,
The Man Behind the Baby Blues

Merv Griffin
,
A Life in the Closet

Brando Unzipped
The Secret Life of Humphrey Bogart Katharine the Great
—Hepburn, Secrets of a Lifetime Revealed

Jacko, His Rise and Fall,
The Social and Sexual History of Michael Jackson
and, co-authored with Roy Moseley

Damn You, Scarlett O’Hara
,
The Private Lives of Vivien Leigh & and Laurence Olivier

C
OMING
S
OON

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
—A Life Beyond Her Wildest Dreams

Love Triangle
—Ronald Reagan, Jane Wyman, & Nancy Davis

F
ILM
C
RITICISM

50 Years of Queer Cinema
—500 of the Best GLBTQ Films Ever Made (2010)

N
ON
-F
ICTION

Hollywood Babylon—It’s Back!
and
Hollywood Babylon Strikes Again!

N
OVELS

Butterflies in Heat, Marika, Venus
(a roman à clef based on the life of Anaïs Nin)

Razzle-Dazzle, Midnight in Savannah, Rhinestone Country, Blood Moon, Hollywood’s Silent Closet

T
RAVEL
G
UIDES

Many editions and many variations of
The Frommer Guides
to Europe, the Caribbean, California, Georgia and the Carolinas, New England, Bermuda, and The Bahamas

PINK TRIANGLE

T
HE
F
EUDS AND
P
RIVATE
L
IVES OF

T
ENNESSEE
W
ILLIAMS
,

G
ORE
V
IDAL
,

T
RUMAN
C
APOTE
,

A
ND
M
EMBERS OF
T
HEIR
E
NTOURAGES

Darwin Porter & Danforth Prince

PINK TRIANGLE

T
HE
F
EUDS AND
P
RIVATE
L
IVES OF
T
ENNESSEE
W
ILLIAMS
, G
ORE
V
IDAL
, T
RUMAN
C
APOTE
, & M
EMBERS OF THEIR
E
NTOURAGES

Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince

Copyright ©2014, Blood Moon productions, ltd.

All RIGHTS RESERVED

www.BloodmoonProductions.com

Manufactured in the united states of America

ISBN 978-1-936003-37-2

Special thanks to the stanley Mills haggart Collection, the Woody parrish-Martin Collection, the h. lee phillips Collection, and Elsa Maxwell Cafe society.

Cover designs by Richard leeds (
Bigwigdesign.com
)

Videography and publicity Trailers by piotr Kajstura

Distributed in North America, the U.K., and Australia through National Book Network (
www.NBNbooks.com
)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

T
HIS
B
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I
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D
EDICATED

TO
T
HESE
W
ITNESSES OF THE
T
RIO
W
E’VE
D
EFINED AS
“T
HE
P
INK
T
RIANGLE:

F
RANK
M
ERLO
& S
TANLEY
M
ILLS
H
AGGART

Frank Merlo

Stanley Mills Haggart

CONTENTS

I
NTRODUCTION

C
HAPTER
O
NE

Enfants Terribles

C
HAPTER
T
WO

Tennessee in Provincetown

C
HAPTER
T
HREE

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

C
HAPTER
F
OUR

Lana Turner and the Celluloid Brassiere

C
HAPTER
F
IVE

Sybaritic Isherwood

C
HAPTER
S
IX

Clark Gable, Nina, and Eugene Vidal

C
HAPTER
S
EVEN

Monty Clift

C
HAPTER
E
IGHT

Tennessee’s Glass Menagerie

C
HAPTER
N
INE

Gore Meets the Glorious Bird

C
HAPTER
T
EN

Tennessee Confronts Truman’s “Forked Tongue”

C
HAPTER
E
LEVEN

Gore vs. Truman (The Eagle Meets the Condor)

C
HAPTER
T
WELVE

The City and the Pillar

C
HAPTER
T
HIRTEEN

Truman’s Other Voices

C
HAPTER
F
OURTEEN

A Streetcar Named Marlon Brando

C
HAPTER
F
IFTEEN

Postwar Europe’s Most Sought-After Male Prostitute

C
HAPTER
S
IXTEEN

Tennessee’s Rocky Ride on “The Little Horse”

C
HAPTER
S
EVENTEEN

Truman and His Mother

C
HAPTER
E
IGHTEEN

Scarlett O’Hara--She’s Back!

C
HAPTER
N
INETEEN

Tennessee and Gore in Pursuit of Billy the Kid

C
HAPTER
T
WENTY

Gore Vidal Seduces Jack Kerouac

C
HAPTER
T
WENTY
-O
NE

Lancaster “Tattoos” Magnani

C
HAPTER
T
WENTY
-T
WO

Tallulah vs. Tennessee

C
HAPTER
T
WENTY
-T
HREE

Truman Beats the Devil

C
HAPTER
T
WENTY
-F
OUR

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