People: Sep. 19, 1969

Novelist Jacqueline Susann deftly turned the other cheek on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show, disappointing the sleepless millions who awaited her delayed reply to Truman Capote's allegation that she looked, among other things, "like a truck driver in drag." As the author of The Love Machine went through her chat with Carson, the subject never came up. Just as she was to leave, her host asked innocently: "What do you think of Truman?" "Truman . . . Truman," she considered gravely. "I think history will prove he was one of the best Presidents we've had."...

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