On Tour with Jackie Kennedy: The Communists, the Queen and The Bomb (Part 2)
Jackie Kennedy, Jet-Setting Diplomat of 1961 Unsure what to make of the mass hysteria about her which she’d set off in Paris, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy arrived with the President in Vienna on June 3 intending to keep a lower profile. Surpassing her intentions to impress de Gaulle and generate goodwill towards the U.S., she also saw how easily her phenomena could eclipse coverage about the sober Cold War business being conducted by her husband – the very reason for the tour. Mrs. Kennedy takes in the formal dressage performance of the famous Lipizzan horses at Vienna’s Spanish Riding School.
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Categories: Americana, First Ladies, On Tour with Jackie Kennedy, Presidents, The Kennedys
Tags: Cold War, East Berlin, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, John Glenn, Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet space program, Soviet Union, Spanish Riding School