People: Nov. 2, 1970

Subpoenaed to testify in a murder trial. Writer Truman Capote played hard to get and got himself slapped with a $500 fine and a three-day jail sentence for what the judge called "plain old contempt." Capote wheeled up to do his time in a black Mercedes, a blue suit and shades. "I've been in 30 or 40 jails and prisons," boasted the author of In Cold Blood, "but this is the first time I'll ever be in one as a prisoner." Eighteen hours later he was sprung, after his doctor expressed "apprehension" about Truman's...

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