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Chasing the White House Cezannes
Los Angeles Times, by Christopher Knight

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Posted By:MissMolly, 9/1/2013 4:32:11 PM

WASHINGTON— Just a week before astronaut John Glenn´s maiden voyage orbiting the Earth in 1962, a record 46 million people sat down before their black-and-white sets to watch Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy conduct the first televised White House tour. The mansion´s $1.5-million renovation was her debut project as first lady, restoring "an emblem of the American republic," as Kennedy breathily described the stately residence. Midway through the program, the camera scanned the elegant Green Room. Kennedy walked to a corner and stood beside a marquetry card table — a very fine antique,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 9/1/2013 4:56:16 PM     (No. 9501415)

They are probably n the WH gym... Old dead white painters. Our culture night chez Moochie and prezzy is now beyonce,and various tweekers....I will never forget Casals´ concert....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: caddyjak, 9/1/2013 5:07:59 PM     (No. 9501426)

I would first check the Clinton Bribery in Little Rock.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 9/1/2013 5:29:52 PM     (No. 9501442)

Let me get this straight: no facts about fast & furious, benghazi, AP & James Rosen, the IRS, Syria, and the thousand unconstitutional lawsuits by the DoJ against any law-abiding state and several random companies (just to set an example not to cross progressives). And Christopher Knight goes to his editor and says: hey boss, I got a great idea for a story! This was 50 years ago. I fully expect Barack and Michelle Obama to burn down the WH on their way out the door, if not sooner.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JediJerry, 9/1/2013 5:30:08 PM     (No. 9501443)

One reason Hillary is eager to get back in the White House is to complete her art, china and silverware collection. She may have a problem because The First Wookie has beaten her to most of it since she has been away for a while.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: horacer, 9/1/2013 5:34:54 PM     (No. 9501450)

The five in the family quarters should go to the National Gallery. Put the collection on display for the public.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JAN, 9/1/2013 7:05:05 PM     (No. 9501537)

Five precious works of art in the family quarters of our White House.

What a dreadful waste.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 9/1/2013 7:43:13 PM     (No. 9501574)

Christopher Knight writes on art for the Times. As art goes, this is a pretty big story.

You´d be surprised how eclectic readers´ interests can be - politics, international affairs, art, literature, dance and the theater. Many can manage to be interested in many or even all of them. And not at the exclusion of others. Especially when this kind of intrigue is involved.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Distorted, 9/2/2013 2:03:11 AM     (No. 9501762)

I feel a lawsuit coming on.

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