America’s CAMELOT

Did you know that comparison of the Kennedy White House to the mythical world of Camelot didn’t happen until after the president died? His grieving widow, Jacqueline, purposely left us with the image of fallen hero to reside in our hearts and minds forever… through memorial gestures like the riderless horse, and little John-John’s iconic salute; and through carefully chosen words and imagery used in an interview soon after.

One rainy night at the family compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, Mrs. Kennedy summoned a trusted journalist, Theodore White, for an exclusive, final interview. It was published in the December 6, 1963 issue of Life magazine. Read it here: AnEpilogue.LIFE

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