intersection 03.30.11

Take 5
Plus: Capote, Taylor, Warhol, Williams


Orange Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms



5 Signs of Spring
from MUG's Flickr Pool

Spring in the East Village
Vivienne Gucwa

Blonde New York City Woman in Boots
My Pink Soapbox

Greenmarket Flowers
Rachel Citron


Constant Gardener
Tim Schreier

Spring Cleaning
Recycle a Bicycle bike donation
Renotex carpet cleaning
Box Butler mini storage
Cross It Off Your List organizing
Materials for the Arts reuse center

Food & Drink
Champagne mangos
Cadbury Creme Eggs

Spring Flings
Costa Rica
Weeki Wachi Springs
Hotel Spa Granada
Portland, Maine

[Some photos courtesy of Shutterstock]

Cultural and literary notes, plus self-guided walks, courtesy of Walking Off the Big Apple, a strolling guide to New York City.

Capote, Taylor, Warhol, Williams
Truman Capote, Elizabeth Taylor, Andy Warhol, and Tennessee Williams were not only giants of their respective fields, but their mutual friendships inspired some of their greatest works. As a young artist in New York, Warhol idolized Capote, modeling his path to fame on the writer's own journey to celebrity. Taylor, who passed away last week at the age of 79, just days before the 100th anniversary of the birth of playwright Williams, brought four of his dramatic characters to life on screen.

After Williams died in 1983, Capote penned an article for Playboy titled "Remembering Tennessee," illustrated with a Warhol portrait. This coming May, Warhol's "Liz #5," a rare beauty, goes up for auction, expected to bring in at least $20 million. These friends constituted a mutual appreciation society of high accomplishment and fame. Only the others could really understand what that level of fame was like. What follows is a list of selected intersections between two or more of these fab four, with a special emphasis on their crossroads in New York. [Continued]

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