Posted on 07/24/2020 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A typewritten and hand-edited copy of Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s is going up for auction, offering fun insights into his rewriting process.

For instance, Holly Golightly was originally named Connie Gustafson; Capote scratched out the latter in the manuscript and replaced it with the former.

And a few racy admissions by both Holly and her flatmate were crossed out — you can view those lines in the Guardian’s reporting on the auction.

Sotheby’s, which will put the manuscript up for bid next week, estimates that it’ll go for £120,000 to £180,000 (about $153,000 to $230,000).

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