Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Nureyev and the Kennedy Family

The grave marker of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis 
1929 -1994

Our hunt for "Tatar Washington DC" continues In Arlington National Cemetery, where we paid our respects to many fallen heroes and figures in American history including President John F. Kennedy, and his family resting at his side. 


In the Museum of National History, part of the Smithsonian museum displays this gown worn by Jacqueline Kennedy on the day of her husband's inauguration

Margot and Rudolf

Jacqueline Kennedy, being fond of the arts, viewed a performance of Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev dancing "Giselle".   She was pleased enough to make her way backstage with flowers for Mr. Nureyev where his manager told her that "Rudi needs to rest" and did not tell Nureyev of his honourable guest.   Afterward, he was furious and made great efforts to find Jackie and repair this awkward introduction and did in fact solidify a loving mutual friendship between the two.

Here is Rudolf Nureyev with Bobby Kennedy

Here is Rudolf with Caroline Kennedy

 Here is Rudolf Nureyev's Grave in Paris, France
more on his grave here

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