April 15, 2012
JACQUELINE KENNEDY, HISTORIC CONVERSATIONS: SEVENTH CONVERSATION XVI
Knoxville, Tennessee (JFK+50) Today JFK+50 continues our report on the seventh conversation from “Jacqueline Kennedy, Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy,” published by Hyperion.
The seventh conversation was recorded on June 3, 1964.
Jacqueline Kennedy continues to discuss the “Kennedy image.”
“Jack was the most unself-conscious person I’ve ever seen. He just naturally could be attractive in a crowd or a room.
He was unself-conscious about walking around with a towel on. If it fell off….he’d put it on again, but….many people are…nervous in public.”
Mrs. Kennedy continues:
“So the people who weren’t sort of sure of themselves, or had that wonderful ease of Jack, were in a way jealous &…..attributed all these funny things to him, which weren’t true.
He was just always so natural.”