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The author of the book, Jackie Beyond the Myth of Camelot is also the writer/producer of the PBS feature documentary Jackie Behind the Myth. The film explores Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis as the celebrated first lady who transformed the White House into a magnificent stage for the performing arts and culture, and in her later years she became a distinguished literary editor.
The book Jackie Beyond the Myth of Camelot reveals in greater depth the genesis of her desire to elevate the understanding of the arts in America. Her plans included forming the first federal programs to fund diverse culture at the national level that later became the National Endowment for the Arts. K.L. Kelleher fully explores the role of her friendships with Isaac Stern, Andre Previn, Judith Jamison, George Plimpton, Louis Auchincloss, and dozens of other leaders in the arts. Many times Jackie would commissioned memoirs, provocative histories, and her deep knowledge of the performing arts was the inspiration for many of her books.
The book also explores Jackies dedication to establish the International Center for Photography, save the Egyptian temples from the floods caused by the construction of the High Aswan Dam, preserve and restore Grand Central Terminal, and support Diana Vreelands exhibtions at The Costume Museum. Jackies career as a literary editor reveals that her greatest gift to America was a tremendous lifting of the American spirit through art, music, culture and dance. All the authors Jackie edited are fully explored in Kellehers book.
Wall Street Journal Bookshelf December 18, 2010
Rewriting Her Legacy
It's hard to imagine that there's more to say about the extraordinary life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, but it turns out that there is:
Two dueling books tell the story of the last third of her life spent as a literary editor in New York, with JFK and Ari just ghostly presences in the background.
William Kuhn's "Reading Jackie" and Greg Lawrence's "Jackie as Editor" are seemingly the same bookchronological accounts of her 19-year career at the publishers Viking and Doubledaybut they are actually very different.
11 years prior to these books appearing on the market is K.L. Kellehers Jackie; Beyond the Myth of Camelot, A Passion for Artists & Authors insightful, well researched, written and engaging! Kellehers book is a bye product of her PBS documentary, "Jackie Behind the Myth" which debuted on November 29th, 1999.