Tonight on Sky the definitive documentary dedicated to fashion icon Jackie Kennedy, through archive footage, interviews and personal letters
Shy and reserved, yet always in the spotlight. Fragile and sensitive, yet repeatedly forced to be strengthened by the harsh tests that life has submitted to her. We are talking about Jackie Kennedy Onassis, a unique and unforgettable woman who tonight (9.15 pm) will be told by I am Jackie O, the documentary that she directs Anna Wallner and Tanya Maryniak they have dedicated it.
PX81-32: 51 1935 Jacqueline Bouvier, age 6, poses with her dog Bonnett.Please credit “David Berne. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston”
© David Berne. Scanned from original 8×10 “print by MLT on DAMS9
Universally admired, incredibly fascinating, Jacqueline is still today considered one of the most complex and enigmatic souls ever. As a legendary First Lady (she was alongside her John when he was assassinated) to fashion icon, in the documentary – through archive footage, interviews and personal letters – we discover a layered, captivating and discreet woman, who managed to enchant the world while remaining (with an enormous effort) in control of her own life.
KN-C23943 15 September 1962 President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy watch the 1st America’s Cup activities aboard USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. off Newport, RI. Also pictured is Nuala Pell (facing away), wife of Senator Claiborne Pell of Rhode Island.Please credit “Robert Knudsen. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston”
© Robert Knudsen. Scanned by MG on DAMS2B from original 2 1/4 “negative
ST-A28-30-62August 1962First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy laughs as her son John F. Kennedy Jr. plays with her simulated-pearl necklace in the west bedroom (John Jr.’s bedroom), White House, Washington, DCPlease credit “Cecil Stoughton. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston “
© Cecil Stoughton, scanned from original 35mm negative
The film, retracing all the stages of his life, offers us a definitive exploration of his being: from his passion for writing to relationship with the family (especially with the father); from her friendships to the difficult and bitter awareness of her husband’s betrayals. In addition to the hardships and suffering, her love for fashion is also told, and hers passion for furniture (his passage to the White House has in fact contributed to the renewal, also cultural, of the Palace).
ST-C72-3-62 25 December 1962 President John F. Kennedy celebrates Christmas with family and friends at the residence of Captain Michael Paul in Palm Beach, Florida. (LR): Caroline Kennedy; unidentified child; First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy holding her nephew Anthony Radziwill; John F. Kennedy, Jr .; President Kennedy; Prince Stanislaw Radziwill of Poland; Princess Lee Radziwill (Mrs. Kennedyâ € ™ s sister) holding her daughter Anna Christina Radziwill. Also included are two of the Kennedy familyâ € ™ s dogs, Clipper and Charlie. Please credit â € œCecil Stoughton. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Bostonâ €
© Cecil Stoughton / Scanned original 2 1/4 negative by SL on DAMS2B.
While watching, it will be impossible not to rethink Jackie, the elegant and profound biopic directed in 2016 by Pablo Larraín starring, in his role, an amazing Natalie Portman (who would have deserved an Oscar). The film, which retraces the murder of her husband (a terrible moment that has upset her life, and symbolic is the instant in which her pink suit turns blood red) shows us a woman who at only 34 found herself with the eyes of the world on her. Slender Jackie does not allow herself to be overwhelmed by pain and the breakdown of faith: she fights to protect her children and to define John’s historical identity.
ST-19-3-62 29DEC1962 President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy stand in open car to greet members of the 2506 Cuban Invasion Brigade at the Orange Bowl Stadium in Miami, Florida. Please credit “Cecil Stoughton. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston”
© Cecil Stoughton, scanned from original 35mm negative by Colortek
Jacqueline, a woman who suddenly discovered herself queen without a crown. Among the most photographed women of the twentieth century, however, she has always remained a mysterious, elusive soul. Larraín called it “the most unknown famous woman of the modern era“. Now I am Jackie O he wants to lift the veil and show it to us, in an intimate, unprecedented way: definitive.