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