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Versailles and Schoenbrunn Palaces at the 1st june and the 3rd june 1961 for JFK and Jackie

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Versailles and Schoenbrunn Palaces at the 1st june and the 3rd june 1961 for JFK and Jackie

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Kennedys and de Gaulles at Versailles, 1961.

1957 : The restoration of the Royal Opera

1957 : The restoration of the Royal Opera

A masterpiece of the art of Versailles from the end of the reign of Louis XV, neglected since the French Revolution, the Royal Opera had to wait until the mid-20th century for its complete restoration, which had become urgent. The magnificent theatre with its transformation machinery designed by Gabriel had been abandoned after the famous banquet of the King’s Guardsmen at the start of the Revolution.

Restored, transformed and repainted under Louis-Philippe by Frédéric Nepveu, it was further transformed for the installation of the provisional National Assembly of 1871 and the Senate in 1875. Its painted ceiling was replaced by a glass roof to ensure appropriate light.

The Senate, still responsible for the place despite its return to Paris in 1879, accepted in the 1950s the restoration project proposed by the Palace architect Japy, and the work began to restore the theatre to its state at the inauguration in May 1770. Carried out from 1953 to 1957, the work restored its initial colours, blue, pink and gold, rebuilt the ceiling painted by Durameau, the floor of the auditorium, the richly embroidered stage curtain, and its drapes, seats, chandeliers, etc. The restored Royal Opera was officially opened on 9 April 1957 during the official visit to France of Queen Elisabeth II of the United Kingdom and Head of the Commonwealth.

A new programme of work to upgrade the safety of the theatre (2007 to 2009) completed this exemplary restoration. The Royal Opera is today a venue for shows and festivities after recovering as far as possible its original appearance.

 Schoenbrunn palace

Mrs Jacqueline Kennedy, wife of the U S President John F Kennedy, and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev enjoy a laugh at Schoenbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria, 06/03/1961

U S President John F Kennedy sits to the right of Mrs Nikita Khrushchev during an evening of music at the Schoenbrunn in honor of the two world leaders, Vienna, Austria, June 3, 1961.

Nikita Khrushchev and Jackie Kennedy attend dinner

Reception in Schonbrunn for JFK and Khrushchev 3rd June 1961.

Jackie Kennedy's Doctor Feelgood shot her up before she met Queen

Dr Max Jacobson traveled with John F Kennedy to inject the couple with an elixir of "miracle" drugs in 1961 while visiting Queen Elizabeth and on their trip to Paris.

In the Netflix series “The Crown,” Jackie Kennedy insults Queen Elizabeth to friends after they had attended a state dinner in June 1961 hosted by the monarch.

Jackie called her “a middle-aged woman so incurious, unintelligent, and unremarkable that Britain’s new reduced place in the world was not a surprise but an inevitability.”

The queen heard about the comments and was not amused. A few months later Jackie requested an urgent meeting and apologized to the queen revealing she and her husband had a drug habit and she had been off-kilter that night.

“The Crown” scene then is true. The Kennedy’s did indeed have a Doctor Feelgood whom they called on in times of need.

One such occasion was June 1, 1961. Jackie was attending a state dinner with her husband and French President De Gaulle at the lavish Hall of Mirrors at Versailles and was the star of the evening, ebullient, funny, speaking fluent French. President De Gaulle could not take his eyes off her.

Little wonder she was so happy. She was as high as a kite. In her bedroom she was visited by Dr. Feelgood, Max Jacobson, the German-born physician-to-the-stars who concocted whatever drug combination you liked. Dr. Jacobson’s shots were a mixture of amphetamines, vitamins, painkillers, and human placenta. He called his concoction “miracle tissue regeneration.”

“You feel like Superman,” said writer Truman Capote, one of the famous clients. “You’re flying. Ideas come at the speed of light. You go 72 hours straight without so much as a coffee break… Then you crash.”

That night in Paris, only five months in office and extremely nervous both Jack and Jackie reached out for Dr. Feelgood.

As historian Lisa Waller Rogers wrote concerning the night of the Versailles dinner, Dr. Max Jacobson “visited Jack Kennedy at the Palais des Affaires Étrangères. Jack occupied a suite of rooms called 'the King’s Chamber' in the elegant 19th Century palace on the Quai d’Orsay." The president soaked his back in “a gold-plated bathtub the size of a ping pong table” then Max gave him his customary injection.

“I don’t care if it’s horse piss,” the President said when told the drug concoctions were harmful. “It’s the only thing that works.”

Then he went down the hall where Jackie was getting ready in her palatial suite. Waller Rodgers writes, “She was ready for her shot. The short, dark-haired man with the red cheeks and German accent reached into his black doctor’s bag and withdrew a syringe.

"He injected his magic elixir into her buttock. She was ready for Versailles."

Indeed, she was and she utterly charmed them that night.

During her second meeting with the Queen, Kennedy told her the reason she had been so rude was the impact of the shot. It would be one of many.

Secret Service logs show Jacobson came to the White House more than 30 times in 1961 and 1962, to see both the president and the First Lady.

Jacobson became a much sought-after doctor among celebrities, but the New York State medical board learned of his excesses and took away his license. That 1961 night in Versailles with the world watching Dr. Feelgood had his greatest night.

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Here’s some British Pathe newsreel footage of the couple’s mission to Paris:

Jackie Kennedy and French President De Gaulle at the lavish Hall of Mirrors at Versailles.

Kennedy's Mission - France (1961)

Cold War First Lady Nina Khrushcheva Sends a Message for World Peace

In this 1962 “address to the women of America,” Nina Petrovna Khrushcheva, the wife of Premier Nikita Khrushchev, urges the United States to end the cold war by full disarmament and to dump all weapons into the ocean.

Though it is unclear if this recording aired on WNYC, the broadcast was transmitted to American audiences via shortwave radio. A February 19th article in the New York Times describes her “accented but flowing” message:

The Premier’s wife expressed gratification over the ‘peace movement’ of American women. Her formula for world peace was this: ‘Let us sink atom bombs along with the other weapons in the deepest part of the ocean and live without weapons as good neighbors.’

Invoking a national memory of fifty years of war she asserts that her country does not want to fight with the United States:

Our people are engaged in the greatest and noblest undertaking that has ever fallen to man. During the time in twenty years we want, in the main, to build a communist society in our country, a society of plenty, full equality and happiness for all.

Nina was the first wife of a Russian political leader to assume a typical First Lady role, which was projected towards an attentive global audience. This era in Soviet politics, known as the Khrushchev Thaw, emphasized the unraveling of Stalinism and peaceful coexistence with other nations. Nina was the smiling face of the Khrushchev Thaw.

She traveled at Nikita’s side on diplomatic trips to foreign countries, communicated in several languages and had a career as a teacher and communist party leader. When reached for comment, her granddaughter and namesake Nina Khrushcheva said:

...she was rather well educated, certainly better than Nikita Khrushchev, and was once his teacher in political economy...She worked as a propagandist (and apparently a very good one) during the Bolshevik Revolution and the Civil War, and was very upset when she had to give up her job in the 1930s because Stalin's mandate was to return women back to the family and end the suffrage movement. She told me once that ‘during World War II she could have been very helpful to the soldiers.’

...she was very proper and professional, her job was to be at the side of the leader and to represent the country on foreign trips so she did what was expected of her to the best of her ability, essentially perceiving those trips as her communist party duty...As a side note, she was also a wonderful grandmother, firm yet forgiving.

In 1959, the family embarked on a cross country tour of the United States. With fascination, the press described her adventures dining in Hollywood with Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope, dodging questions on foreign policy from the press, sneaking away in San Francisco to do a little shopping and showing off pictures of her grandchildren.

An Associated Press article from September 28th, 1959 recounts how reporters anticipated this visit with catty remarks about her appearance, “some sophisticated reporters commented caustically upon Mme. Khrushchev[a]'s poorly corseted figure, undistinguished wardrobe, placid peasant face and incredible long page-boy-in-snood hair-do.” However, her charm eventually won over the public. The reporter, who was perhaps ignorant of Khrushchev’s de-stalinization policies, further suggested that “There was the feeling that anyone who had the good sense to marry her, stay married to her, and bring her over here couldn’t be all villain, no matter what he was doing during Stalin’s regime.”As Albin Krebs notes in Nina's 1984 New York Times obituary “she turned out to be her husband's greatest public relations asset, as Americans took to her cheerful personality and motherly manner.”

After Nikita was ousted in 1964, the couple retired in quiet obscurity to a dacha near Moscow. The Times obituary criticized the Russian government for letting Nina’s death go unnoted by reporters in Moscow for 10 days:

The only public mention of [her death], a brief notice in the Moscow newspaper Vechernyaya Moskva on Aug. 11, referred to her by her maiden name of Kukharchuk and described her as a 'personal pensioner.' Her husband's death notice [in 1971] described him similarly, neglecting to mention that he had once been First Secretary of the Communist Party and Prime Minister.

Nina served a diplomatic spousal role to foreign countries but rarely made public appearances in the Soviet Union. As the couple were never officially married, it is not surprising that the Soviet press would use her legal last name, nor make mention of Nikita’s death at a time when the Soviet Union was reverting back to Stalinist policies. According to her granddaughter:

Since the First Lady position didn't exist, Nina's death in 1984 mattered more to the Westerners than to the Soviets. For the West she was one of the political symbols of Khrushchev's Thaw, of his communism with the human face, but to the Soviets she was just a former leader's wife. Moreover a leader who targeted Stalinism, something that even today Russia is still conflicted about. Over 50 percent of people consider Stalin's role in Soviet affairs positive.

My utmost thanks to Nina Khrushcheva for providing her commentary. Khrushcheva is a Professor at The New School and a senior fellow of the World Policy Institute. Learn more about the Khrushchev family in her latest book, The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey into the Gulag of the Russian Mind.

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