April 29, 1962. White House dinner and reception in honor of Nobel Prize winners. Front row: President Kennedy chats with Pearl Buck, while Jackie lends an ear to Robert Frost. Buck's back is turned to Lady Bird Johnson, wife of the Vice President, looking "lovely," smiling crookedly. Pretty sure that is Ethel Kennedy, wife of the attorney general, seated behind the president.
Quiz: Which of the front row authors won the Nobel Prize?
Analyze the body language of President and Mrs. Kennedy.
Pearl S. Buck :)
Posted by: Laura Orem | August 11, 2008 at 05:34 PM
Analysis of body language --
JFK - "Sorenson told me there'd be chorus girls."
JBK - "How long is this damn poem, anyway?"
Posted by: Laura Orem | August 11, 2008 at 05:41 PM
laura is absolutely right about body language analysis! i believe nixon was actually much more literary than kennedy. kennedy was really into ian fleming. such a bright guy but debilitated by physical pain (which led to non-stop horniness), the horrible influence of his father, and laziness. at some point i will post a really great phone conversation he had with eisenhower during the cuban missile crisis. that was the one time that there was such a mess that kennedy actually had to do some work!
Posted by: Mitch| August 11, 2008 at 06:47 PM