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John F. Kennedy Jr.
Originally posted 09/12/2013 09:30AM
Socialite Jacqueline Bouvier married Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kennedy, scion of the powerful Boston clan, in Newport, R.I., on Sept. 12, 1953, and though it would be another seven years before the movie-star-beautiful couple would be ready to move into the White House, it easily could be said Camelot was born on their wedding day.
"The whole affair, said one enthusiastic guest, was 'just like a coronation,' " reported LIFE magazine, America's window on the world at the time.
To mark the 60th anniversary of the nuptials, LIFE.com offers a gallery of the very best of photographer Lisa Larsen's takes from Jack and Jackie's wedding album – capturing the bride's Battenburg gown of 50 yards of material, the groom's first bite (a fruit cup) and Jackie's dance with her new father-in-law, the imposing Joseph P. Kennedy.
Originally posted 08/03/2012 11:20AM
Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy's new romance is making headlines, but the Kennedy family's dashing good looks are old news.
In fact, Conor, 18, bears a striking resemblance to a young John F. Kennedy Jr., seen here at the age of 19. With messy dark hair and a furrowed brow, their likeness is unmistakeable.
In this snapshot, John Jr. – the son of Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy – is seen in 1980 enjoying Labor Day weekend on Cape Cod, at the Kennedy family's six-acre waterfront property in Hyannis Port, Mass. (JFK. Jr. died in a tragic 1999 plane crash, when he was 38.)
Originally posted 09/14/2011 08:15AM
She was one of the world's most beloved yet mysterious women. And as a young widow following her husband's murder in 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy largely kept quiet in her torrent of grief.
Eight and a half hours of recordings of Mrs. Kennedy from seven interviews in 1964, four months after the president's Nov. 22, 1963, murder, are set to be released as an audio book Wednesday. In excerpts published in The New York Times, the former first lady holds forth on everything from the Cuban Missile Crisis to the world's great leaders of the time to her own husband – whom she idolized to the end.
Originally posted 06/28/2005 08:00AM
A new book by the late Princess Diana's friend and astrologer, Simone Simmons, has some royal watchers and Diana loyalists up in arms.
Originally posted 03/29/2004 10:00AM
Former "Baywatch" actor Michael Bergin is in full media-blitz mode this week with his new book, in which he details a long-term affair with John F. Kennedy Jr.'s wife, Carolyn Bessette.
Originally posted 03/17/2004 9:35AM
OPPOSED: John Kennedy Jr. was said to be "upset" when Hillary Rodham Clinton announced she was running for the office of Democratic U.S. Senator from New York, a job that he wanted, according to author Laurence Leamer's new book, "Sons of Camelot." But the New York Post quotes Leamer as saying that Kennedy (who was killed in a 1999 plane crash) put his political ambitions on hold for Clinton because he was a gentleman.
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