Trailfest 2015 events in Alabama are made possible by major grants
Alabama State Council on the Arts and the
Foundation, a state agency of the
National Endowment for
the Humanities (NEH).
Capote and the Legacy of In Cold Blood" by Ralph Voss
Presented with the Maysles Brothers film "With Love from Truman"
May 28, 2015
Author Ralph F. Voss was a high
school junior in Plainville, Kansas, in November of 1959 when four
members of the Herbert Clutter family were murdered in Holcomb,
Kansas, by shotgun blasts from two unknown intruders. In his book
and this special program, Truman Capote and the Legacy of "In
Cold Blood," Voss examines Capote and his famous book about the
murders from many perspectives: the crowning glory of Capote's
career and its larger status in American popular culture. As
depicted in many films including the Oscar-winning Capote, the
investigations by Capote and Harper Lee in Kansas have assumed
legendary status and become part of the story. For this event,
co-sponsored by the Trail and the Alabama Department of Archives and
History, Voss will also introduce the rarely-seen short Maysles
documentary about Capote in 1966: With Love from Truman.
Presented with grant support from the Alabama Humanities Foundation,
a state agency of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Place: The Alabama Department
of Archives and History, Montgomery
Date and Time: Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 12 Noon
Info: Call the Archives at 334.242.4435.