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Party of the century Truman Capote's Black & White Ball There's never been a party in New York quite like it. It is said that people left town because they weren't invited. Truman Capote's masked Black & White Ball was held at The Plaza Hotel in 1966. Ostensibly in honour of Washington Post proprietor Katharine Graham, it was also a device intended to allow Capote to bask in the immense success of his controversial book, In Cold Blood. The guest list, which included Candice Bergman, Lauren Bacall, Andy Warhol, Mr and Mrs Norman Mailer, Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra, was so salubrious the event has come to be known as 'The Party of the Century.'