Jackie's Treasures: The Fabled Objects from the Auction of the Century

Jackie's Treasures: The Fabled Objects from the Auction of the Century

by Dianne Russell Condon
     
 

A First Lady.  An American icon.  A legend.  

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was all of that, and yet she was an extremely private person. For the first time since the fabled auction, the items that only a privileged few were able to view are captured in all their beauty in Jackie's Treasures: The Fabled Objects from the

Overview

A First Lady.  An American icon.  A legend.  

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was all of that, and yet she was an extremely private person. For the first time since the fabled auction, the items that only a privileged few were able to view are captured in all their beauty in Jackie's Treasures: The Fabled Objects from the Auction of the Century  by Dianne Russell Condon, with a foreword by Dominick Dunne.

Jackie's Treasures, includes fifty of the most talked about and intriguing items from the auction that made headlines around the world.  Each item is accompanied by vintage photographs and a brief history detailing its provenance.  Condon presents an array of pieces that extend throughout Jackie's life—John F. Kennedy's rocking chair, John Jr.'s high chair, the now famous humidor given to John F. Kennedy by Milton Berle, Jackie's pearls, and the Lesotho III, her engagement ring from Aristotle Onassis.

Condon also includes a full index of all of the lots sold at the auction from least to most expensive.  Her detailed descriptions of the items and the auction's atmosphere when they were presented offer a glimpse not only into Jackie's enchanting life but into a part of history that will always be in our hearts.   Jackie's Treasures is an exquisite souvenir of not just a woman whose grace and style were imitated and admired the world over, but an era that will never be forgotten not unlike Camelot.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517708323
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
10/22/1996
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
9.24(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.57(d)

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Meet the Author

Dianne Russell Condon's fascination with the Kennedys was ignited by old Life magazines, books, and Ron Gallela photographs.  She worked on Ted Kennedy's presidential campaign in 1980 before continuing her career in the book business, where she has worked for the past nine years.  She was born in Queens, New York, where she currently resides with her husband and young son.

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