Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Tour of the White House With Mrs. John F. Kennedy

A Tour of the White House With Mrs. John F. Kennedy
by Perry Sidney Wolff [975.3 qWol]

In 1962, Jacqueline Kennedy hosted a television program about her renovations to the White House. She established a Fine Arts Committee to achieve her goal of refurbishing the mansion with as many authentic pieces as possible. In addition, the post of White House Curator was established, and the White House Historical Association was formed to prepare an official guidebook and publish other historical material. The program, which was broadcast on all three networks was watched by three out of four television viewers. The author, Perry Wolff, was also the CBS producer of the television program. Although the tour book place over 40 years ago, anyone who cares about the history of the White House will still find this book fascinating. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the subject heading "White House (Washington, D.C.)".] -- recommended by Rianne S. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[ watch the original 1962 documentary on Hulu.com ]

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