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Camelot at Dawn: Jacqueline and John Kennedy in Georgetown, May 1954
Camelot at Dawn: Jacqueline and John Kennedy in Georgetown, May 1954 by Anne Garside 0801868564 9780801868566
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Camelot at Dawn: Jacqueline and John Kennedy in Georgetown, May 1954 by Anne Garside

I have just seen McCalls and so has Jack and we are so happy... They are the only pictures Ive ever seen of me where I dont look like something out of a horror movie. If Id realized what a wonderful photographer you were... I never would have been the jittery subject I was. Poor Orlando! Remember I wouldnt even eat a Good Humor. I was so lens-shy.--Jacqueline Kennedy, in a letter to Orlando Suero In January 1954, the handsome junior senator from Massachusetts and his glamorous wife moved into a three-story townhouse at 3321 Dent Place in Georgetown. Although they would live here for only five months, the house was their first home after their wedding-- the society event of the decade--and a place from which they could begin to prepare for the next step in their lives, one that would take John and Jacqueline Kennedy to the White House. In May of that year, Orlando Suero, a photographer with the Three Lions Picture Agency on his first major assignment, spent five days with the Kennedys. He enjoyed their full cooperation and the intimate access that would later, as Jacqueline became more anxious about her familys privacy, be denied to all but a few. In more than twenty photo sessions, Suero documented a typical week in the young couples life: Jack at his Senate office, catching up on work at home, and painting in the back garden; Jackie attending classes at Georgetown, gardening, and preparing for an evening of dinner and dancing; and the couple reading the morning papers around the breakfast table, looking through their wedding photos, hosting both casual and formal dinner parties, and tossing the football around with neighbors Bobby and Ethel Kennedy. Sueros photographs capture the idyllic quality of the young couples lives during their months in Georgetown. Not yet hounded by the media, John and Jacqueline in these images seem happier and more at ease than they would ever be again. Surprisingly, no magazine ever published Sueros complete photo essay. McCalls ran a few of his photographs that fall, but most of them have not been seen until now. In 1989, Three Lions Picture Agency owner Max Lowenherz donated the photographs to the Johns Hopkins Universitys Peabody Institute. For Camelot at Dawn, the Peabody Institutes Anne Garside has selected nearly one hundred of the most evocative and affecting pictures Suero took during his week in Georgetown. This remarkable document of John and Jacqueline Kennedys first year of marriage recalls the romance and the promise embodied by their life together in Americas last age of innocence.

Author: Anne Garside

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 112

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Publication Date: 2001-10-29

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ISBN: 0801868564

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