Archive for Thursday, March 8, 2007

Museum sponsors Capote afternoon

March 8, 2007

Truman Capote's book "In Cold Blood" and the famed author who once roamed Lansing will be the subject of "An Afternoon with Capote," this weekend at Lansing Historical Museum.

The museum will play host to a viewing of the 2005 movie "Capote," starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10.

After the movie, Rex Taylor, chairman of English at W.W. Samuel High School in Dallas, will lead a discussion on the movie and "In Cold Blood."

The discussion will focus on Capote's writing style, Kansas law in the mid-20th century, and a history of capital punishment in Kansas.

Copies of "In Cold Blood" are available at local libraries and bookstores.

The movie "Capote" is rated R for violent images and strong language; so the program is for a mature audience.

Admission to the program is free.

For more information, please contact museum site supervisor Laura Phillippi at 250-0203 or


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