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A Tour of the White House (1962)

Mrs. Kennedy provided a masterful, authoritative, knowledgeable tour of the various historical artifiacts furnishing 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, "the people's house", its interior design and ... See full summary »

Director:

Franklin J. Schaffner (as Franklin Schaffner)

Writer:

Perry Wolff (special material written by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Charles Collingwood ... Himself - CBS News Correspondent
Jacqueline Kennedy ... Herself - First Lady and Hostess (as Mrs. John F. Kennedy)
John F. Kennedy ... Himself - President of the United States of America
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Storyline

Mrs. Kennedy provided a masterful, authoritative, knowledgeable tour of the various historical artifiacts furnishing 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, "the people's house", its interior design and her well-received renovation efforts of the White House, all the while amidst an aura of elegance by the First Lady hard not not to be captured by while viewing the tour.

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The historic 1962 televised broadcast produced by CBS News

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Tour of the White House with Mrs. John F. Kennedy See more »

Company Credits

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CBS See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The type of clothing that former Democrat First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy wore during the tour was a dark red, two-piece, bouclé wool dress, an outfit which can be seen on movie posters for the later movie Jackie (2016). See more »

Quotes

John F. Kennedy: When we have, as we do today, Grant's table, Lincoln's bed, Monroe's gold set-all these make these men more alive. I think it makes the White House a stronger panorama, really, of our great story.
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Alternate Versions

A 16mm color version was made available for non-theatrical distribution. See more »

Connections

Featured in Where History Lives: A Tour of the White House (2004) See more »

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One of the White House's cultural zeniths, seen by millions
29 May 2004 | by PoetOfTheSpheresSee all my reviews

Three out of four American television viewers tuned to CBS or NBC to watch a A Tour of the White House with Mrs. John F. Kennedy in 1962, which was syndicated world-wide (estimates of hundreds of millions of people eventually saw the program, making it the most widely viewed documentary during that era).

Mrs. Kennedy provided a masterful, authoritative, knowledgeable tour of the various historical artifiacts furnishing 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, "the people's house", its interior design and her well-received renovation efforts of the White House, all the while amidst an aura of elegance by the First Lady hard not not to be captured by while viewing the tour.

This was shown as part of historical films in my junior high school history course and left a poignant memory of an era. It should be put back into print as an educational and cultural DVD for those of a new generation to enjoy.


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