USA. New York City. 1963. Literary cocktail party at George Plimpton's Upper East Side apartment. Plimpton is seated at left with literary agent Maggie Abbott next to him. At top, left to right: Jonathan Miller, Gore Vidal, Ricky Leacock, Robert Laskey, and Paul Heller. In background, left to right: Ralph Ellisonand Peter Mattheisen. Center: Walter Berenstein (seated on couch with back to camera); Sydney Lumet (behind Bernstein to right); Mario Puzo (leaning against mirror); Jack Richardson (tall man, front, right foreground); Arthur Kopitt (foreground, right); Frank Perry (left of Kopitt); Eleanor Perry (left of Frank); Arthur Penn (obscured behind Eleanor) and Truman Capote (center on couch).
Cornell Capa/International Center of Photography/Magnum Photo