in things i made a huge, big deal about and then never followed-up on, my boyfriend adrien brody debuted his Art at art basel a few weeks ago.
Category Archives: jackie
a deep reading of the promotional photo from JACKIE, a film which has not yet been made and which i have, therefore, not seen but about which i will now make some conclusions based on fashions
so there’s been a natalie portman jackie movie in the works for awhile, scheduled for release in 2017, and they’ve doled out a promo image to excite us all and prove they’re in production.
why jackie?: an autoethnographic exploration
so much of life, or our experience of the world around us, is what i’mma call THINGS IN THE AIR.
(feel free to credit me with that incredibly precise phraseology when discussing this later with all yo friends.)
stray thoughts re: gloria emerson
gloria emerson was in my dreams last night.
in twenty years, i’ve had a grand total of two jackie dreams, so gloria emerson is already giving her a run for her money.
the pathos of jackie kennedy dolls on etsy
i’ve written before about paperdolls. about how they are sometimes so haunting and we should all be using them to teach history because their pathos seems a particularly useful pedological tool. but i’m realizing i’ve not thought enough about dolls more generally. because, you guys, DOLLS… they really capture something about the human condition, no?
we steal stories
as janet malcolm writes in the silent woman, her MASTERPIECE of biographical criticism, the biographer is “like the professional burglar, breaking into a house, rifling through certain drawers that he has good reason to think contain the loot and money, and triumphantly bearing his loot away.”
i’ve been thinking about life-writing in terms of stealing quite a lot in the fortnight since andrew o’hagan spoke at the conference a colleague and i organized up in oxford on life-writing and celebrity. o’hagan’s question was whether our stories actually belong to us. it is a question to which i would answer wistfully but firmly: no.
(a discussion that i will primarily illustrate with random photos from sarah jessica parker’s instagram, because i’ve recently become obsessed with celebrity instagrams and because ❤ …)Continue reading
40 years ago, jackie onassis got a job: reflections on our curious cultural reluctance to seeing first ladies as working women
well, 40 years and some days ago. and, to bring us full circle, this happened to coincide with the aforementioned spate of 1975 rumors that she was hooking up with sinatra, so the story is frequently illustrated in the contemporary papers with a photo from The Night of The Visible Bra Black Striped Jumpsuit and The Suit of a Different Color.
which, OF COURSE, <3.
apologies to capote: history, gossip and gore vidal (emotions via britney)
i have- quite late in the day for one writing a biography of jackie onassis- come to the late memoirs of the late gore vidal.
the sex lives of dead people: jackie onassis and frank sinatra edition
why hello, again.
so, fyi, this is not a new rumor. Continue reading
harvard and jackie onassis (world’s greatest listener) in vanity fair’s article on an intellectual bromance
so there’s this vanity fair article this month. “How Jackie O Played Matchmaker to Two of America’s Greatest Minds.” it has unsettled me and i’m not entirely sure why so let’s dig in…
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