An Inquiring Photographer.

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy

"She's round-eyed, clever and wants to go into journalism"
-Editor of The Washington Times-Herald. 

“Jackie enjoyed talking about people and motives from a psychological point of view”.


Before she became Mrs Kennedy; the First Lady of America, Jacqueline Bouvier was hired as an ‘Inquiring Photographer’ for The Washington Times-Herald.

 As described in Sarah Bradford’s biography America’s Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Jackie’s inquiring camera-girl column required her to pose witty questions to members of the public and then take a photograph of them to be published next to their response.

‘Jackie made it lively’; her questions were personal and reflected her concerns regarding marriage and politics.

– ‘A Boston University professor said women should marry because they’re too lazy to go to work’; ‘Do you think a wife should let her husband think he’s smarter than she is?’

– ‘Chaucer said that what most women desire is power over men. What do you think women desire most?’

– ‘When did you discover that women are not the weaker sex?’

– ‘Do you approve of joint bank accounts?’

– ‘Should engaged couples reveal their past?’

– ‘The Irish author Sean O’Faolain claims that the Irish are deficient in the art of love. Do you agree?’

"Being a reporter seems a ticket out to the world."
-Jacqueline Bouvier.



About Feminism Through Cinema and Literature

Hi, its Tia. From Cambridge, England. Avid reader, film watcher and feminist. Studying for an undergraduate degree in English Literature at York St John University. The tone of my blog has hopefully developed into a more literary and critical analysis of female roles in cinema and literature. This is a development that I hope to continue as I progress with my studies. Hope you enjoy my blog and do feel free to leave a comment.
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