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'Jackie' screenwriter says that revealing the real Jackie Kennedy took decades to accomplish

'Jackie' screenwriter says that revealing the real Jackie Kennedy took decades to accomplish

“Jackie” is the first screenplay I ever wrote, but it’s been “in development” for over three decades. 

I’ve been fascinated by Jacqueline Kennedy since I was a child. My mother grew up in a small, two-bedroom apartment in Scranton, Penn. Not a lot of breathing room, let alone storage space for memorabilia. And yet, she saved one box — filled with yellowing newspapers and crumbling magazines, printed in fall 1963.  

Over the years, visiting that apartment with my mom, I’d leaf through the fading images of the president’s veiled, heartbroken widow.  I didn’t really understand why my mother had saved them.  But I knew that this moment in history...

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