Jackie, Behind the Myth

Jackie, Behind the Myth

DVD - 2004
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A biography of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, from her childhood to her death in 1994. Includes photos, newsreels and home movies, interwoven with her own words from journal entries and poems.
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, 2004
Copyright Date: ©1999
ISBN: 9781415702598
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE JACKI
Characteristics: optical
1 videodisc (Not rated)(120 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Originally produced for public television broadcast in 1999


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Regardless of this documentary's cover photo of Jacqueline Bouvier being one of the most unflattering imaginable - (IMO) - This 2-hour, PBS biography (from 1999), showcasing this much-admired woman, was, without question, a first-rate presentation from start to finish.

Impressively directed (and co-written) by Suzanne Bauman - "Jackie: Behind the Myth" takes an in-depth look at one of the most idolized and respected American women of the 20th century.

Through stills, interviews, and archival footage - We, as the viewer, are brought directly into the life and times of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.

*Note* - In 1994 - Jacqueline Bouvier (65 at the time) died after suffering from a long battle with cancer.

Jun 22, 2016

Very much enjoyed. Best insight into the person she was that I've seen.

eve373 Apr 03, 2012

Good enough documentary.

I loved the journal/book her sister, Lee, and Jackie made when they traveled together to Europe and such.

Also, I didn't much realize that her voice made her sound rather air-headed. too bad.

But, she was a great preservationist and I captured this great quote from her:

"When civilization is in crisis, to preserve is to create."

joiedevivre Jan 04, 2012

This DVD is a beautiful tribute to the greatest American lady who ever lived.


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