Capturing Camelot by Kitty Kelley


Capturing Camelot is a photographic book by Kitty Kelly featuring Stanley Tretick’s iconic images of the Kennedys. Kitty was a friend of Stanley’s and inherited a trunk of Kennedy memorabilia upon his death. It had personal notes from the president and first lady. This book presents an interesting perspective from the photographer’s point of view and showcases his relationship with different members of the Kennedy family.

Stanley’s most famous photograph during his time with the Kennedys was with John Jr playing under JFK’s desk in the oval office.


The book follows the Kennedy family starting from JFK’s 1960 presidential campaign up until RFK’s assassination in 1968.

“Don’t let it be forgot that once there was a spot for one brief shining moment that was known as Camelot.”

The Kennedy era was truly a historic time in our nation and the family captivated a nation. It represented a time of hope in our country and continues to intrigue and inspire decades later, as 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of John F Kennedy’s death.

I continue to be intrigued with the rich history of this family and throughly enjoyed this pictorial view of the Kennedys along with personal memories and notes.


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