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Christmas at the White House: First Families & Holiday Charities, Part 3

Living in the White House affords even Presidential families who neither earned nor inherited great wealth a privileged lifestyle and while many have privately and publicly supported various charitable organizations or risen to the occasion in the time of a… Read More ›

White House Halloweens: Jackie Kennedy, FDR, Reagan, Hillary & More in Costume

(Photo Gallery of Presidential Families in Costumes follow below this essay) Halloween has been celebrated in the United States at parties for well over a century, but not until the 1950s did it go entirely mainstream with mass-produced costumes for… Read More ›

Keep Grandma Upstairs: Jackie Kennedy’s Family Secrets & The Lie Her Mother Told

This article is part of an ongoing series about the racial, religious and ethnic identity of First Ladies, beginning with the recent discoveries about First Lady Michelle Obama and her ancestry from both an Irish immigrant family of Georgia slave-owners… Read More ›

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 ›

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