Portrait of Camelot

Portrait of Camelot

A Thousand Days in the Kennedy White House

Book - 2010
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Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

Published to commemorate the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s election as president of the United States, this book is a revealing and intimate portrait of a leader, husband, and father as seen through the lens of Cecil Stoughton, the first official White House photographer. Stoughton’s close rapport with the president and first lady gave him extraordinary access to the Oval Office, the Kennedys’ private quarters and homes, to state dinners, cabinet meetings, diplomatic trips, and family holidays.


Drawing on Stoughton’s unparalleled body of photographs, most rarely or never before reproduced, and supported by a deeply thoughtful narrative by political historian Richard Reeves, Portrait of Camelot is an unprecedented portrayal of the power, politics, and warmly personal aspects of Camelot’s 1,036 days. 

DVD INCLUDED: packaged with a DVD created exclusively for this book, containing color and black-and-white film footage Stoughton created of the Kennedy family in the White House, in Hyannis Port, and on holidays.

Praise for Portrait of Camelot:

"Like the TV series Mad Men, this book is also a remarkable period piece . . . informative and beautiful." --Publishers Weekly 

"This informative and beautiful book, which shouldn't stay on the coffee table, includes a DVD with film footage of the Kennedy family on vacation." 
--Publishers Weekly 

"If you care about Camelot, this is a book you won't want to miss, a perfect commemoration of a presidency that happened what seems like a very long time ago." 

Baker & Taylor
Commemorates the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's election as president, collecting intimate photos of the first family, taken by the first official White House photographer, and a DVD of never-before-seen film footage.

Book News
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's election as president, this book of photographs taken by Cecil W. Stoughton, official White House photographer, will please those with nostalgia for the man and his family. Stoughton had close rapport with the first family and unequaled access at both official functions and private moments. A DVD included with the book contains rarely-seen film footage of the Kennedys, also by Stoughton. Syndicated columnist Reeves provides an introduction and extended captions to photos (generously sized or full page) for virtually every day of the administration. He is the author of numerous books on American presidents, including an acclaimed book on Kennedy. The book is oversize: 9.5x11.5". Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

& Taylor

A book being published to commemorate the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's election to president of the United States collect the intimate photos of the first family, taken by the first official White House photographer, in a book that includes a DVD of never-before-seen Kennedy film footage.

Publisher: New York : Abrams, 2010
ISBN: 9780810995857
Characteristics: 350 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm. + 1 DVD (4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Sawler, Harvey 1954-
Stoughton, Cecil


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