Jackie Kennedy knew the names of all JFK’s mistresses.
In ‘These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie,’ author Christopher Andersen claims Jackie Kennedy ‘knew everything’ about Jack’s cheating and turned a blind eye, but his relationship with Marilyn ‘seemed to bother her the most.’
Revealed: Marilyn called Jackie to confess JFK affair… and the First Lady replied ‘that’s great, I’ll move out and you have all the problems.’
Jackie was right to fear the bombshell actress, because Marilyn’s sights were firmly set on becoming the President’s second wife.
The book also reveals JFK’s alleged dependence on drugs administered by his physician.
The physician Max Jacobson, nicknamed ‘Dr Feelgood.’administered high-dosage amphetamine shots laced with steroids to the president on a regular basis, the book claims, and even the first lady.
Dr. Jacobson’s four-times-weekly injections worried other physicians who believed they might react with the dozen or so other drugs Jack was taking for his other health woes.
At the height of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, Dr Jacobson was reportedly injecting both Kennedy’s as well as other members of the “Camelot” set.
Jackie Kennedy Top Eight Quotes:
On her husband–quoting from The Times: “He was, she says, kind, conciliatory, forgiving, a gentleman, a man of taste in people, furniture, books. Fondly, she recalls him ever reading–while walking, dining, bathing, doing his tie. She remembers with amusement how he would change into pajamas for his 45-minute afternoon nap in the White House. She lets slip a reference to a ‘civilized side of Jack’ and ‘sort of a crude side,’ but she clarifies: ‘Not that Jack had the crude side.’”
On her marriage–quoting from The Times once again: “Her marriage, she remarks, was ‘rather terribly Victorian or Asiatic.’ Her aim was to provide ‘a climate of affection and comfort and détente’–and the children in good moods. She suggests the couple never really had a fight. She insists she got her opinions from her husband. On that last point, at least, Michael Beschloss, the historian, who was enlisted to write an introduction and annotations to the book, said in an interview, ‘I would take that with a warehouse of salt.’
On the Cuban Missile Crisis: She told her husband, “If anything happens, we’re all going to stay right here with you. Even if there’s not room in the bomb shelter in the White House. … I just want to be with you, and I want to die with you, and the children do, too–than live without you.”
On her husband’s opinion of LBJ: “Jack said it to me sometimes. He said, ‘Oh, God, can you ever imagine what would happen to the country if Lyndon were president?’”
Post-affair: Monroe died later in 1962 of a drug overdose, but tales about her alleged fling with the President grew increasingly tall. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover tried to prove that the man on a secret FBI sex tape of Monroe was Kennedy, but he lacked definitive proof. Others claim Kennedy was involved in her death. Needless to say, the rumors are even less substantiated than the affair itself.
Why the Term “Camelot” was Given to the John F. Kennedy Presidency Next Page
Jacqueline Lee “Jackie” Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and First Lady of the United States during his presidency from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.
On “violently liberal women,” her husband, and Adlai Stevenson: ”Jack so obviously demanded from a woman–a relationship between a man and a woman where a man would be the leader and a woman be his wife and look up to him as a man. With Adlai you could have another relationship where–you know, he’d sort of be sweet and you could talk. … I always thought women who were scared of sex loved Adlai.”
On the positive reaction to her televised tour of the White House: “Suddenly, everything that’d been a liability before–your hair, that you spoke French, that you didn’t just adore to campaign, and you didn’t bake bread with flour up to your arms–you know, everybody thought I was a snob and hated politics. … I was so happy for Jack, especially now that it was only three years together that he could be proud of me then. Because it made him so happy–it made me so happy. So those were our happiest years.”
On Indira Gandhi: “a real prune–bitter, kind of pushy, horrible woman.”
On Charles DeGaulle: “that egomaniac”
On Martin Luther King, Jr.: “a phony”
The assassination of President John F. Kennedy is one of the most shocking events in United States’ history. The Kennedy’s had been looked at as almost a type of royalty. The family’s time in the White House even came to be known as “Camelot”. While many people are familiar with this saying, most do not realize how or why this term was first applied to this Presidency.
Surprisingly, it was First Lady Jackie Kennedy who originally decided to use this expression. Jackie was very concerned with how the Kennedy’s were going to be portrayed after their time in office. She wanted to make sure that the administration of President John F. Kennedy was accurate and created an image for posterity of which she approved. Jackie had always believed that history was written by old men with a pessimistic viewpoint of the world.
To accomplish this endeavor, Jackie Kennedy contacted Theodore H. White, a writer with Life Magazine. She asked him to personally interview her for the publication. Jackie wanted to be sure that the first piece written after the Kennedy Administration was exactly what she wanted it to be. The interview was entitled “For President Kennedy: an Epilogue”. It appeared in a memorial edition published in the month after the assassination.
It was because of President Kennedy’s love of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table that Jackie come up with the term “Camelot”. This was one of John Kennedy’s favorite stories since his childhood, as he loved stories that were full of heroes. Heroes were fascinating to John Kennedy, because he had been born with an idealistic mindset. Read more here