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The Four Lives of Jackie O

Join René as we explore the four distinctly different phases of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis’ life.

1929 – 1953: Covers details of Jacqueline Bouvier’s parents and reviews her youthful accomplishments as a talented equestrian, linguist, art-historian, and East-coast, society debutante. 

1953 – 1968: Discusses Jackie’s life as Mrs. John F. Kennedy, including her support of her husband’s political career, her 3-year (1961 – 1963) tenure as America’s 35th First Lady during the “Camelot era,” followed by her widowed years, as what Life Magazine called “America’s unofficial roving ambassador.” 

1968 – 1975: The audience will revisit this highly controversial and publicized period which followed her famous statement: “They are killing Kennedys” when Jackie married Greek shipping tycoon, Aristotle Onassis. This part of the presentation will include personal anecdotes because Mr. Silvin interacted with “Jackie O” and finally,

1975 – 1994: Arguably the most peaceful period of her life, Jackie worked as an editor, notably for Doubleday, and lived with her supportive companion Maurice Tempelsman. René will discuss details of her death at age 64 in May of 1994.

Silvin will use over 200 pictures and a dozen historic audio-visual clips to entertain and inform the audience.