A popular image of Jacqueline Kennedy just months after her marriage, as she lights candles for the first dinner party she hosted with her husband, with guests including his U.S. Senate colleague John Sherman Cooper (Kentucky – R). In photographs and a television interview from the fall of 1953 and the spring of 1954, the 24-year old newlywed Mrs. John F. Kennedy seemed to be the quintessentially submissive and serene Fifties Housewife. Jackie Onassis, early 1980s. In 1981, by the time she was a single, working 51 year old editor, Mrs. Onassis felt confident enough to laughingly record on audio tape her uncertainty about hosting
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