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Monday, 29 April 2013

Golightly Typewriter Goes Lightly; Connie Gustafson Stays in Obscurity

The Golightly-Riter Remington portable typewriter has gone lightly into the night - to a new home, as a gift to a new owner, my son Danny's friend Emily Hansen. It went with a pink Penguin copy of the book that it inspired its creation, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and a pink marshmallow (to be eaten while reading).
It went without a squeak as the world squealed at the revelation Holly Golightly had almost been Connie Gustafson.
Truman Capote's 1958 typescript with his handwritten edits has been sold at auction to Russian retail billionaire Igor Sosin for more than $300,000. The typescript was sold online by Amherst, New Hampshire-based auction house RR Auction.
Capote's handwritten notations include changing the femme fatale's name from Connie Gustafson to the now-iconic Holly Golightly.
 Audrey Hepburn as Holly.
Sadly, Connie Gustafson must remain in obscurity.


Ray said...

What a great gift. I am sure the recipient will be very grateful.

Scott K said...

Ahhh... There's nothing like giving a typewriter! Such a wonderful thing.

Amparo said...

This is cool!