Lot #36
Jacqueline Kennedy Autograph Letter Signed

"The few days at home I have are too precious to spend posing for pictures"—Jackie on her busy interviewing schedule
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Estimate: $600+

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"The few days at home I have are too precious to spend posing for pictures"—Jackie on her busy interviewing schedule

ALS, two pages both sides, 5.75 x 7.75, Hyannis Port letterhead, October. Letter to "Mrs. Lloyd," written from the Kennedy family's Cape Cod compound, in part: "I will do some sort of story for you—but it will have to be a compromise—A 1 page thumbnail sketch is what I'd like. I do know Glamour & think highly of it. The thing is—we have done a whole rash of stories lately—4 this summer & another coming up—(an interview with Richard Rovere for McCalls.) The ones we've done are LIFE, LOOK, Ladie's Home Journal & Redbook. I am so tired of all the hard work & confusion that goes into a story—especially one with pictures…We are traveling so often this fall—the few days at home I have are too precious to spend posing for pictures—Couldn't you get some of Jacques Lowe's old pictures—He just took some recent ones of us (which was another day's session!)—trying to get something Jack could use as a Christmas card. Or maybe you could get a news photo…I wish I could do exactly what you want—as you have always been so nice—but I'm sure you'll understand—It really would be a physical impossibility now that the busy season is upon us—as with about 2 days home between trips—one to collapse—one to get ready to go again—you really wouldn't have time to get anything…Please no little photographic essays! Jacques Lowe & I have been through about 3 sessions like that together—changing clothes, fixing lights, driving to find nice scenery—trying to make the baby smile—I'm sure he wants to avoid it as much as I do!—I'm so glad you like him—I think He's marvellous." In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Art and Literature
  • Dates: #610 - Ended June 16, 2021





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