Jackie O Joins Twitter From Beyond

Friday, Sep 17, 2010  |  Updated 1:15 PM PDT
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Jackie O Joins Twitter From Beyond

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First Lady Jackie Kennedy was the center of a more classic look in the 1960s. The Jackie O look included simple lines, tailored suits, and big sunglasses. Fitted A-line dresses, pearls and pillbox hats were the norm for this extraordinary style icon.

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If Twitter had existed in 1960, a pregnant Jacqueline Kennedy might have used it to reach voters when she was confined to her Massachusetts home during her husband's presidential campaign.
     
Instead, she wrote a newspaper column, "Campaign Wife." Fifty years later, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library is using the San Francisco-based Twitter to re-create her words.

In one of the first tweets Friday she says, "You can imagine how frustrating it is to be in Hyannis Port" but not being able to participate in the campaign.

She had been advised by her doctor not to travel in the weeks before John Jr.'s birth.

The Twitter feed, @JBK1960, is a companion to one reconstructing JFK's campaign.

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