Plaza Hotel Holds Massive Garage Sale


Last night, guests arrived at Christie’s for a 40th Anniversary re-creation of Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball, an event held in conjunction with an auction of artifacts from the Plaza, which will be held today.

Among the items up for auction are a parquet dance floor, candelabras, leather club chairs, a Steinway grand piano,and the humidor which used to house cigars in the famed Oak Room. Browse the auction here.

The Plaza Hotel is under renovation and will become a 282 room inn attached to 182 luxury condominiums. Pictured below, Truman Capote prepares for his Black and White Ball in 1966.


Truman Capote’s Past Up for Auction [tr]

Posted March 15, 2006 at 10:44am ETC by Andy Towle
in New York