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Kennedy and journalist Theodore White that gave birth to the "Camelot myth" in the weeks immediately following the president's assassination, and what it has meant to our nation. Hoffman discussed her recent book, "Theodore H. Miller Center forum Nov.
Jacqueline Kennedy summoned the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to the family compound at Hyannisport only a week after her husband's death. Teddy White had become a confidant of the President during the campaign, and she implored him to "rescue" Jack Kennedy from "the bitter old men who write history.
Kennedy struggled to find what she considered an appropriate "classical metaphor" for her husband's presidency, Teddy White slowly abandoned his journalistic objectivity and became a willing collaborator in the creation of a heroic national myth, according to Ms.
In the echoes of a favorite Broadway musical of the time, Jacqueline Kennedy found her heroic metaphor and cast the spell of Camelot over the American people with the help of Mr. Hoffman noted, seldom would the collaboration of myth- seeker and myth-maker ever be quite so unconditional.
White's essay, just 1, words long, became a defining document in American's political and cultural life, she said. The durability of the Camelot myth, even in light of subsequent revelations about the Kennedy years, remains a tribute to the vision and determination of the former First Lady.
Professor Hoffman stressed that Jacqueline Kennedy and Teddy White did not create the Camelot myth simply to aggrandize a fallen president, but also out of a genuine sense of national need.
Seeing the nation locked in a desperate, dangerous Cold War struggle with the Soviet Union, Kennedy and White believed that a heroic national myth would help the U. Kennedy's strong desire to rename Cape Canaveral after her husband was evidence of her wish to impart the power of the Camelot myth to America's space race with the Soviets, Ms.
What the Camelot myth obscured, she explained, was "the reality that Kennedy won the presidency with one-tenth of one percent of the vote" and that at the time of the assassination, his administration was still stained by the Bay of Pigs fiasco and shaken by the brinkmanship of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The Camelot myth was "ultimately harmful to the Kennedy years," Ms. While sympathetic to the ideals and determination that motivated both Jacqueline Kennedy and Teddy White, Ms. Hoffman judges that the Camelot myth was "too grand an idea for our nation.JFK DEFINES CAMELOT (reader thinks of JFK when looking up definition of Camelot) Legendary Places (Camelot is the legendary center of King Arthur's realm.
Camelot is first mentioned in Chrétien de Troyes's Lancelot; and the name does not even appear in all manuscripts of that poem. Mar 06, · Camelot, a Broadway musical about the court of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table, opened in December , just weeks after JFK's election.
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