Rhett Miller's 1989 debut album Mythologies contains the track "Song for Truman Capote."
In Charles Bukowski's poem "Nothing but a Scarf" Capote is referred to as an "ice-skater-of-a-writer."
George Lucas used Capote's voice as the inspiration for the voice of Ziro the Hutt, in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
In 1982 Gary Numan released a single titled "Music For Chameleons," borrowing the name from Capote's book
The Bent Scepters included the song "Kissing Truman Capote's Picture" on their 1996 album.
On an episode of Barefoot Contessa, host Ina Garten throws a party in honor of Capote's Black & White Ball featuring food prepared as it was at the 1966 event.