Picks and Pans Review: Her Life in Pictures
by James Spada
May 19 marked not only the sixth anniversary of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s death but also, with the publication of this book that same day, further evidence there will be no letup in efforts to examine every aspect of her beguiling life. Now Jackie’s gracious tribute to Marilyn Monroe upon the actress’s untimely 1962 death applies as well to Jackie herself: “She will go on eternally.
In addition to the photos that have conferred such enduring icon status upon Jackie, Spada includes more surprising shots—of her being thrown from a horse and smoking cigarettes. (Her three-pack-a-day habit was a well-kept secret.) The best image, though, may be the one that demonstrates that, as the author notes, “Yes, even Jackie Onassis can have a bad hair day.” (St. Martin’s, $29.95)
Bottom Line: Jackiephiles, rejoice