By Kitty Kelley
A bestselling writer is going at the back of the lens of a mythical photographer to trap a mystical time
A consummate photojournalist, Stanley Tretick used to be despatched by means of United Press overseas to stick with the Kennedy crusade of 1960. The photographer quickly befriended the candidate and took lots of JFK's top photographs in this time. When Kennedy took workplace, Tretick used to be given broad entry to the White condominium, and the image journal Look employed him to hide the president and his family. Tretick is healthier identified at the present time for the images he took of President Kennedy enjoyable along with his young children. His images helped outline the yank kinfolk of the early sixties and lent Kennedy an endearing credibility that enormously contributed to his popularity.
Accompanied via an insightful, heartwarming essay from Kitty Kelley—Tretick's shut friend—about the connection among the photographer and JFK, Capturing Camelot includes essentially the most memorable photos of America's Camelot and brings to lifestyles the uniquely hopeful old period from which it emerged.
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Either is possible, I suppose, but it seems unlikely the former First Lady would bestow such a delicate personal item on a photographer—although after the President’s death she gave her secretary, Mary Barelli Gallagher, one of JFK’s white shirts and sent one of his ties to Cecil Stoughton, the White House photographer, so it is conceivable that she may have given Stanley the monogrammed guest towel. I found a handwritten note in the trunk that said simply: “Stanley—Thank you. Love, Jackie,” which could have accompanied the towel; then again, that note could have been for one of the many photographs he’d given her over the years.
Kennedy quickly removed the headdress. ” “JFK hated anything corny—silly hats, feathered headdresses, flowered leis—and he dodged photographers whenever he was eating,” Stanley Tretick wrote in a memo to his editor. So these photos of the candidate putting on a lei and eating corn on the cob were considered a coup of sorts. JFK LOVED HOWARD JOHNSON’S. “Whenever he saw one on the campaign trail, we’d have to stop so he could duck in, order two hot dogs and a soft drink. But we could never photograph him because he’d usually give us the slip.
Lieutenant Kennedy saved one of his men, towing him ashore with a life jacket strap clenched between his teeth. Six days later native islanders found them and went for help, delivering a message Kennedy had carved into a piece of coconut shell. The next day the crew was rescued. When he returned home, JFK was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for his leadership and courage. The Lucite box with a gold airplane engraved “Caroline” presented to those who traveled with the candidate during the 1960 campaign.
Capturing Camelot: Stanley Tretick's Iconic Images of the Kennedys by Kitty Kelley