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Jackie’s Husband & the Onassis Mistress: JFK & Callas (& Marilyn Monroe) Get Together

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy, born on May 29, had his birthday turned into a massive Hollywood meets Washington convergence at a May 19 fundraiser held in New York’s Madison Square Garden. The event proved highly successful, paying off… Read More ›

“Hello Lyndon!” How Carol Channing Helped LBJ Win the Election

They were both accused, at times, of being corny caricatures, but as human beings the legendary President from Texas, Lyndon Baines Johnson and Hollywood and Broadway actress Carol Channing were exuberant and enthusiastic about what they loved most. And in… Read More ›

First Ladies & Actresses Who Played Them: Vote Your Favorite

Meryl Streep‘s portrayal of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has won her a nomination for Best Actress at tomorrow’s Academy Awards but the lack of any Oscar (or even Emmy) nomination for playing an American First Lady, however, doesn’t… Read More ›

Those Liberal Aristocrats Katharine Hepburn & Franklin D. Roosevelt

They were both unapologetically liberal Yankee aristocrats who used their cigarettes like theatrical props and delivered their crisp, taut opinions in the now-vanished “Mid-Atlantic accent,” that American upper-class tone popularly called “Locust Valley Lockjaw.” They were even distantly related through… Read More ›

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