• Short Summary

    COMMENTATOR talks about the sensational multiple murder which took place on the Clutter farm at Holcomb, Kansas on November 1959, and how Truman Capote revisited Holcomb and nearby Garden City after publishing his famous book 'In Cold Blood' which related the story of the murders.

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    COMMENTATOR talks about the sensational multiple murder which took place on the Clutter farm at Holcomb, Kansas on November 1959, and how Truman Capote revisited Holcomb and nearby Garden City after publishing his famous book 'In Cold Blood' which related the story of the murders. He goes on to describe how the two murderers, Richard Hickock and Perry Smith were arrested, tried and later hanged.

    COMMENTATOR describes the sensation caused by 'In Cold Blood' in Finney County, where the events took place. He goes on to say that the former Holcomb postmistress, who figures in the book, is still as outspoken as she had been portrayed.

    COMMENTATOR said that Alvin and Marie Dooley were major characters in the book. Dooley was the detective in charge of the case.

    COMMENTATOR said that there was no book shop in Garden City but the Drugstore which sold books had never sold as many books as 'In Cold Blood' Opinion in Finney County was divided about the book.

    COMMENTATOR continued that in spite of the controversy Truman Capote was given a warm welcome at an autograph tea in the Garden City Library
    NAT SOF People talking to Capote as they get their copies of the book autographed
    COMMENTATOR talked about the fame of Capote and his book in W.Kansas

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4DF4IKSL5R4BCH9O3S61EQC34
    Media URN:
    VLVA4DF4IKSL5R4BCH9O3S61EQC34
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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