I love a PR stunt, but this is just wrong. The producers “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” on Broadway tried to get the ashes of late author Truman Capote to attend opening night — even offered first-class round-trip airfare for the ashes and their owner, Johnny Carson’s ex Joanne Carson, to travel from Bel Air to New York and appear at the after-party.
“[Joanne] Carson was Capote’s closest confidante in his later years,” said a source tells The Post, “and she keeps a portion of his cremated remains in an urn in her Bel Air home, in the room in which he died in 1984.”
In 1988 the ashes were stolen from Carson’s house during Halloween party, along with jewels, then mysteriously returned in the middle of the night.
“We did try to get him here,” confirmed a “Breakfast” rep of Capote’s ashes. “Joanne says he always wanted to [see] Holly Golightly open on Broadway, and we thought it would have been poignant for the entire company. I think ultimately the risk of theft was just too high, but he was certainly there in spirit.”
I was the play last night, and like Truman wish I had missed it too.