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Camera girl : the coming of age of Jackie Bouvier Kennedy

Carl Sferrazza Anthony (Author)
"Camera Girl brings to cinematic life Jackie Kennedy's years as a young woman chafing at the expectations of her family and her era as she seeks to follow her dreams of becoming a famous writer. Set primarily during the underexamined years of 1950-1954, when Jackie was 20 to 25 years old, the book recounts the extraordinary story of her late college years, coming-of-age, and her life as a young female journalist. Before she met Jack Kennedy, Jacqueline Bouvier was a columnist at the Washington Times-Herald, the paper's "Inquiring Camera Girl," who posed intelligent and amusing questions to the public on the streets of D.C. (while also snapping their photos with her unwieldy Leica camera). She then fashioned the results into a daily column, 600 of which were published in total. Carl Anthony, author and leading expert on First Ladies, uses these columns and other writings of hers from that time, as well as a trove of revealing interviews he has conducted with her friends and colleagues, to offer a fresh and modern perspective on the young woman who would later become one of the world's most beloved icons. It's a glamorous, surprising, and distinctly feminist story about a woman determining her own priorities and defining herself, told with admiration and empathy, as well as journalistic rigor and historical accuracy"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2023
First Gallery Books hardcover edition View all formats and editions
Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York, NY, 2023
xiii, 379 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
9781982141875, 1982141875
Part I: Eastern seaboard. Getting her camera, May-August 1949
Daddy and Mummy, 1929-1948
Part II: Europe. A new language, August-October 1949
Paris, October-November 1949
The "terrific" vacation, November 1949-January 1950
Autonomy, January-June 1950
Liberté, June-September 1950
Part III: Families. East Hampton, September 1950
Newport, September-October 1950
Part IV: Writing. George Washington University, October-December 1950
Last semester, January-March 1951
Vogue, April-June 1951
Lee, June-September 1951
Office clerk, September-December 1951
Palm Beach, December 1951
Part V: The paper. The blue room, January 1952
Out on the street, February 1952
Byline, March 1952
Working woman, April 1952
A second dinner, May-June 1952
Part VI: The campaign. Hyannis Port, July 1952
Summer in the city, August-September 1952
Massachusetts, October-November 1952
Palm Beach, II, November-December 1952
Inauguration, January 1953
Part VII: Courtship. Love and sex, February 1953
Meeting of the minds, March 1953
The Vietnam report, March-April 1953
Dating, April-May 1953
Coronation, May-June 1953
Engagement, June 1953
Partner, July-September 1953