A bestselling author goes behind the lens of a legendary photographer to capture a magical timeA consummate photojournalist, Stanley Tretick was sent by United Press International to follow the Kennedy campaign of 1960 The photographer soon befriended the candidate and took many of JFK s best pictures during this time When Kennedy took office, Tretick was given extensiveA bestselling author goes behind the lens of a legendary photographer to capture a magical timeA consummate photojournalist, Stanley Tretick was sent by United Press International to follow the Kennedy campaign of 1960 The photographer soon befriended the candidate and took many of JFK s best pictures during this time When Kennedy took office, Tretick was given extensive access to the White House, and the picture magazine Look hired him to cover the president and his family Tretick is best known today for the photographs he took of President Kennedy relaxing with his children His photographs helped define the American family of the early sixties and lent Kennedy an endearing credibility that greatly contributed to his popularity Accompanied by an insightful, heartwarming essay from Kitty Kelley Tretick s close friend about the relationship between the photographer and JFK, Capturing Camelot includes some of the most memorable images of America s Camelot and brings to life the uniquely hopeful historical era from which it emerged.
Capturing Camelot Stanley Tretick s Iconic Images of the Kennedys A bestselling author goes behind the lens of a legendary photographer to capture a magical timeA consummate photojournalist Stanley Tretick was sent by United Press International to follow the Kenned
This was mainly a story told in photographs, with some descriptions and stories discussing each photograph and how it came about. It brought to life JFK's presidency,both in the public and private arena. There were quite a few poignant and touching photographs and anecdotes that were taken at this time. None more so than those of JFK with his son, John Jr, shortly before his tragic death. Stanley Tretick's photography was respectful and warm, leaving those of us with an interest in this man and [...]
If you like picture books, you and your coffee table are going to love this one. It’s 229 pages are chuck full of more than 200 photographs, most of them taken by the legendary AP photo journalist and Look magazine contributor, Stanley Tretick.There’s a lot to like here, even if you weren’t a big fan of John F. Kennedy and his family. It’s hard to believe that he’s been gone almost 50 years. Had Lee Harvey Oswald never been born, it’s also hard to believe that JFK could be reaching 9 [...]
3.5 stars.My guilty pleasure is photography. Particularly Street photography which captures the candid / reportage style akin to those within these Presidential photography images.I decided to read Capturing Camelot: Stanley Tretick's Iconic Images of the Kennedys after reading the excellent Obama: An Intimate Portrait: The Historic Presidency in Photographs.Capturing Camelot is a completely different book, that focuses on the challenges the photography faced attempting to 'make the photo' and t [...]
ORIGINAL POST:Kitty Kelley, Camelot and a Friendship: An Out Of Genre Experience CAPTURING CAMELOTStanley Tretick’s Iconic Images of The Kennedysby Kitty KelleyThomas Dunne Books/Macmillian November 13, 2012Hardcover: 240 pages. It is also available as an E-bookSent by Publisher, No remuneration exchanged. All opinions herein are my own unless otherwise noted. A consummate photojournalist, Stanley Tretick was sent by United Press International to follow the Kennedy campaign of 1960. The photog [...]
I am no fan of Kitty Kelley, but I have to give kudos where due. She has written a loving memoir of her friend, Stanley Tretick and his photographs of the Kennedys in their heyday. There are many unique images, and you learn of the control exerted by the Kennedys to maintain their image(s).John F. Kennedy never wanted to be photographed doing anything "foolish" like riding a horse or some political campaign demand (kiss the baby,) nor did he want to be photographed eating or wearing hats or Indi [...]
This was a visual biography of the Kennedy family portraits while President Kennedy was in office through the commemorations after his death including a slight amount of Robert Kennedy's bid for President until his assassination .Stanley Tredick. Was commissioned by John Kennedy specifically to do the family photos. The son, John under his father's desk was the most well-known publicly. Portraits of the children experiences their daily activities were not allowed by Jacqueline Kennedy so there a [...]
Kitty Kelley does a extraordinary job of drawing you in with her exquisite storytelling. You are taken back in time where you imagine what life was like for John F. Kennedy and his family.The photojournalist, Stanley Tretick (who was Kitty Kelley's best friend), took beautiful photographs of the Kennedy's. He was an incredibly talented photographer. He captured amazing moments with photos as Kitty Kelley does with words.I would define "Capturing Camelot" as a tribute of sorts. A tribute of her b [...]
“I want to be Kitty Kelley when I grow up.”This was the general consensus of our table at the Book Blogger’s Conference at BEA this past summer after meeting Kitty Kelley and hearing her stories about her friend Stanley Tretick. She was filled with so much energy and light as she speaking of her friend. It was obvious that it had meant a great deal to her to be able to create this book that not only honored him and his legacy as a photographer but also paid tribute to their close friendshi [...]
Very interesting!I thought this would be mostly pictures and only about John F. Kennedy & his presidency. What I failed to recognize (even after reading the book, "After Camelot"), was that Bobby Kennedy until his assassination in June 1968 is also considered a part of this "magical" time.This book is by Kitty Kelley so it's not just pictures. There is a written history, as well. And that brings me to another point -- this book is not just about the Kennedy's. It is about the man who capture [...]
I very much enjoyed this short, yet compact retelling of stories from John F. Kennedy's presidency and his close friendship with Look Magazine photographer, Stanley Tretick. It is interesting to read about little things that characterized JFK so much yet were not the focus of any magazine article, be it political or interest based. My favorite reveal was how he despised being photographed wearing any sort of hat. His note to Stanley after such a shot was published in a magazine was very good-hum [...]
I enjoyed the historic and charming photos of JFK and his family in this book about Stanley Tretick, photographer. When I saw this was written by Kitty Kelley, I worried that it would be too gossipy and perhaps not backed up by proof. Luckily, this book is primarily a legacy to Kitty's close friend, Stanley, so the focus is on Tretick's photos. Most of the details are directly from his notes. There weren't any attempts to denigrate the Kennedys; Tretick's frustration with Jackie's restrictions w [...]
This is a tremendous book. Though Kitty Kelly is best known for salacious unauthorized biographies, she is nonetheless a good writer and presents the content in this book in a very fair way. Stanley Tretick, one of JFK's favorite photographers, was her good friend; he left tons of mementos and photographs to her when he died. She compiled them into this book. Many of the photos are somewhat rare; they are images I--an avid reader of JFK and LBJ biographies--had not seen before. I loved this book [...]
Kitty Kelley's book includes some of the most memorable Kennedy photographs taken, including one of John Jr. hiding underneath his father's Oval Office desk. Kelley, a friend of photographer Stanley Tretick, includes interesting insights into Tretick's relationship with the Kennedy family, especially the president and Jackie. Included in the book is correspondence between Tretick and the Kennedys as well as Tretick's personal notes.
Interesting but to be honest, got bored with the read and skimmed through it for the pictures. Guess, I've read and seen so much about the Kennedy's, couldn't really get into an outsider's viewpoint (Kitty Kelly) via her friend, Stanley Tretick's stories as told to Kelly. However, did enjoy the story about Stanley sending fish heads to critic who wrote a bad review of Kelly's book on Elizabeth Taylor. Pictures of Kennedy family were also a delight.
Mostly what I've known of Kitty Kelley's work (which I have to say I've never read) is the controversial nature of her celebrity biographies. So this book came as a surprise to me. It's a tribute to photographer Stanley Tretick, who captured many images of JFK and the Kennedy clan. She tells his story through his photos, personal writings, and oral history interviews. The pictures of a legendary family are captivating and so are the stories behind the pictures.
#Own in hardback.FS: "I met Stanley Tretick in 1981, and until the day he died, he was an irreplaceable part of my life."LS: "Days later John Kennedy, Jr was buried at sea, and Stanley's ashes were placed in the Columbarium at Arlington National Cemetery, not far from the Kennedy grave sites and the glow of the eternal flame."
Filled with never before seen pictures that capture the wonderful and striking essence of one of America's most famous political families, I enjoyed flipping through this 228 page book and reading about the life and work of esteemed photographer, Stanley Tretick. Kitty Kelley did a great job honoring one of her closest friends' memories.
While I am not a big fan of Kitty Kelly I felt she ultimately turned this into a book about her good friend the photographer Stanley Tretick. While interesting, I thought there would be more pictures and stories of the Kennedy years.My Bottom Line: Some iconic pictures but not really worth the read.
It's a picture book with narrative but no real storyline here. It was interesting enuf but nothing I haven't read or have seen before. Unfortunately the vast majority of the pics are in B&W. I felt too much content was devoted to JFK while so little on Jackie & the kids.
This photo collection of Tretick's inside look into the Kennedy family is stunning. As a campaign photographer, Tretick became close with thw family-a trusted collector of moments. His enduring relationship after JFK's assassination is a testament to his professionalism and integrity.
This was perfect for Kennedy lovers. The pictures are personal and take a close look at JFK both at home and in office as well as personal information provided to the author from Kennedy's personal photographer.
Beautiful information - interesting facts. Quite a difference in the accessibility to photographing the first family in contrast to what is "put out there" today. Mrs. Kennedy was determined to have privacy, especially when it came to allowing her children to be photographed.
What a sweet, lovely book. The photos are sweet and charming. I am not normally a fan of Kelley's - but she managed to write about the photos and their photographer and not editorialize. Recommended.
Glorious photos of the Kennedy family at a time in American political history that is near and dear to my heart. Interesting to read the backstory of how/why the photos were taken but still gutwrenching to know ahead of time what awaits this family.
Capturing Camelot is filled with family photos of JFK and his family by Stanley Tretick, a photographer who worked for Look magazine and went on to work on the startup of People magazine. The photos and commentary by infamous biographer Kitty Kelley made for an enjoyable read.
I liked this book in many different ways. It was not my favorite read. The photographs were amazing. I enjoyed some of the stories throughout the book but the whole book did not captivate me.
quick read--great photos.
The title says it all. Nice clarifying text by Kitty Kelly
This was a remarkable book. The photographs were astounding and the accompanying words meaningful and informative. I feel like I learned a lot about the Kennedys from this book.
Tretick's photographs are indeed iconic. This book is a treat to both the eyes and the mind.