In this journalistic tour de force, bestselling author Edward Klein, a friend of Jacqueline Onassis's for many years, takes us behind the public image to give us a story that has never been told before. For this myth-shattering portrait, Klein has amassed a wealth of exclusive information from private documents and correspondence; FBI files; and hundreds of interviews with Jackie's friends, the associates of Aristotle Onassis, and people familiar with her longtime companion, the mysterious diamond merchant Maurice Tempelsman. Many people break their silence here for the first time. Much more than a portrait of a famous celebrity, JUST JACKIE: HER PRIVATE YEARS captures the essence of a captivating woman whose passion for wealth was matched only by her deep need for privacy. From the Paperback edition.Once, it took Encore six months to sell a white coat with a Valentino label at the price Jackie demanded. ... She was virtually laundering money by charging couture clothes to Onassisa#39;s account, and then reselling them to consignment ... Many wealthy men gave their wives hefty allowances to buy couture clothes and expensive accessories like hats, belts, ... But what was a society woman to do with her.
|Publisher||:||Ballantine Books - 2009-12-16|