Capturing Camelot by Kitty Kelley
Stanley Tretick's Iconic Images of the Kennedys

96%

7 Critic Reviews

A pleasant mixture of iconic and surprising shots—a photo book that is ultimately as much about the photographer, and the access he gained, as it is about its subject.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

A bestselling author goes behind the lens of a legendary photographer to capture a magical time

A consummate photojournalist, Stanley Tretick was sent by United Press International to follow the Kennedy campaign of 1960. The photographer soon befriended the candidate and took many of JFK's best pictures during this time. When Kennedy took office, Tretick was given extensive access to the White House, and the picture magazine Look hired him to cover the president and his family. Tretick is best known today for the photographs he took of President Kennedy relaxing with his children. His photographs helped define the American family of the early sixties and lent Kennedy an endearing credibility that greatly contributed to his popularity.
Accompanied by an insightful, heartwarming essay from Kitty Kelley—Tretick's close friend—about the relationship between the photographer and JFK, Capturing Camelot includes some of the most memorable images of America's Camelot and brings to life the uniquely hopeful historical era from which it emerged.

 

About Kitty Kelley

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Kitty Kelley is the internationally acclaimed bestselling author of Jackie Oh!; Elizabeth Taylor: The Last Star; His Way: The Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra; Nancy Reagan: The Unauthorized Biography; The Royals; and The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty. The last four titles were all #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Kelley has been honored by her peers with such awards as the Outstanding Author Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors for her "courageous writing on popular cul­ture," the Philip M. Stern Award for her "outstanding service to writers and the writing profession," the Medal of Merit from the Lotos Club of New York City, and the 2005 PEN Oakland Literary Censorship Award. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, People, Ladies' Home Journal, McCall's, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her physician husband, Jonathan Zucker.
 
Published November 13, 2012 by Thomas Dunne Books. 240 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Arts & Photography, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Nov 13 2012

A pleasant mixture of iconic and surprising shots—a photo book that is ultimately as much about the photographer, and the access he gained, as it is about its subject.

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NY Times

Above average
Reviewed by Greg Tobin on Nov 30 2012

Kitty Kelley’s text dreamily recalls her sister-brother relationship with Stanley Tretick.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Aug 20 2012

Tretick's work is a noteworthy example of unapologetically romantic American portraiture.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Reviewed by Karen Jones on Jun 05 2012

Kelley writes a heartfelt tribute peppered with insider stories

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Book Reporter on Nov 01 2012

Accompanied by an insightful, heartwarming essay from Kitty Kelley . . . this collection includes some of the most memorable images of America's Camelot.

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Mail Online

Excellent
Reviewed by The Daily Mail on Nov 13 2012

A new book of fascinating photos gives an intimate portrayal of the young Kennedy family's day-to-day life in the White House.

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Today Books

Excellent
Reviewed by MSN on Nov 01 2012

Features more than 200 remarkable images.

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