Books: Golightly at Law

Holly Golightly, the charming corn-pone geisha who sheds everything but her dark glasses in Manhattan, suggests early in Truman Capote's bestselling Breakfast at Tiffany's (TIME, Nov. 3) that a man who gives his date less than $50 for a powder-room tip is a cheapskate. Holly herself was made to look like a piker last week when one Bonnie Golightly. who insists that she is the real-life original of Holly, filed suits totaling $800,000 against Capote, Esquire (which first published the long story) and Random House. The grounds: 1) libel. 2) invasion of privacy.

A twice-married, twice-divorced blonde built along dinner-at-Schrafft's lines, Bonnie...

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