11:58 AM, November 13th, 2013

JFK’s personal photographer, Jacques Lowe, takes us behind the scenes of America’s Camelot with some AMAZING, never-before-seen photos


John and Jacqueline Kennedy were virtually unknown in much of the U.S. in the late fall of 1959, when he began to search for support. Here, they are having breakfast with Steve Smith, John’s brother-in-law, in a small town in Oregon. They had spent the night before at the Let ‘Er Buck Motel.

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(Estate of Jacques Lowe)

12:25 PM, September 25th, 2012

Did you know that JFK secretly recorded hundreds of hours of White House conversations while in office? At the time only his secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, knew about them. Now they’ve been made public.

5:43 PM, May 29th, 2012

JFK would have been 95 today. Above, the program from his 45th, otherwise known as the one with Marilyn Monroe. 


JFK would have been 95 today. Above, the program from his 45th, otherwise known as the one with Marilyn Monroe

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1:39 PM, April 3rd, 2012

She was their Marilyn, an aristocratic blonde with knowing blue eyes, lissome moves, the softest curves, and sometimes, a velvet pouch with pot and acid at her side. “She was what woman were meant to be,” one former lover sobbed, still bereft 60 years later. Among her conquests was a man named Jack—John F. Kennedy to you and me. And like him, the story goes, she had to die before her time.

Her name was Mary Pinchot Meyer, and she lived and died in a gone world of monogrammed matchbooks, white-glove dances at Yale, yachting summers in the Med. She bewitched the blue-blooded men she ran with and who ran the world for a while, arrogant, entitled men who thought of themselves as poets and spies.

Revisiting the mysterious murder of Mary Pinchot Meyer

(AP Photo)

4:10 PM, March 12th, 2012

For a second I thought she was holding the cup with her mouth, but it’s better that she’s not. 

2:30 PM, January 24th, 2012
What is it we have to sell them? We hope we have to sell them prosperity, but for the average guy the prosperity is nil. He’s not unprosperous but he’s not very prosperous; he’s not going to make out well off. And the people who really are well off hate our guts.
That’s JKF in November 1963 talking about how to appeal to young people from newly released tapes. Doesn’t sound too far off from conversations that could be happening in the White House these days. 
10:41 AM, September 13th, 2011
She suggests that “violently liberal women in politics” preferred Adlai Stevenson, the former Democratic presidential nominee, to Mr. Kennedy because they “were scared of sex.” Of Madame Nhu, the sister-in-law of the president of South Vietnam, and Clare Boothe Luce, a former member of Congress, she tells Mr. Schlesinger, in a stage whisper, “I wouldn’t be surprised if they were lesbians.”

In Tapes, Candid Talk by Young Kennedy Widow

(Source: The New York Times)

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