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  1. Jacqueline Kennedy in 'The Australian Women's Weekley'

    Question: How was Jacqueline Kennedy represented in the Women's Weekly from the time she became President Kennedy's Wife up until her death and thereafter?

    This list is collated of 13 sources that all focus on the depiction of Jacqueline Kennedy in the Australian magazine ‘The Women’s Weekly’. The main archival collections I used for my research included Trove and further the online site for the collection of the Women’s Weekly magazines.

    The material in this list helps me to gain a greater understanding on how the media depicts Jacqueline throughout all the significant stages of her life and further how she was represented as a relatable woman to all females around the world. These sources place a strong emphasis on the timelessness of Jacqueline and how she continues to be a significant figure within the world, making headlines all over the world and remaining as an influential mother, worker and fashion icon.

    Jacqueline Kennedy was an extremely influential woman throughout her life and was admired by the public as a career orientated, mother of two and fashion icon of the world. She was continually in the spotlight and credited on her won merit – rather than just the husband of one of America’s most influential and iconic presidents. My focus question looks at how the media depicted Jacqueline as a mother in The Australian Women’s Weekly and how it provided the everyday women with a connectedness to such a famous figure. With The Australian Women’s Weekly, we as the audience are enlightened to a women who was successful in her own rights but also a woman who was ‘just like you’. In 1961, The Women’s Weekly published an article that was comprised of images of Jacqueline before she married to President Kennedy (second source on trove list). This article enlightens the female audience to a hard workingwoman who lived a childhood just like us. These images have been published in such a public forum to make the responder feel a connectedness to such an iconic women. The images further have been carefully selected to make women who read the magazine feel as though they are ‘just like Jacquie’. The image of Jacqueline smoking, I believe, was a perfect image for the magazine. In having this image being placed within the magazine, the audience is able to feel a sense of connectedness to the Jacquie as she is smoking – something an everyday woman would do. It also makes the responder of the magazine feel as though it acceptable to smoke, because such an iconic and admired women does so. This particular issue of The Women’s Weekly demonstrates that through images, women are able to feel and establish a sense of connectedness to a women who is of such high prestige and admiration.

    Further, Jacqueline Kennedy was represented in a variety of forum, all of which depict her ads this relatable mother who the female population adored. A beautiful women and fashion icon, Jacqueline covered The Women’s Weekly, with articles and images that made her so relatable to the mothers and working class women of society. In 1961, The Women’s Weekly, placed an article (trove source 1) that gave readers the opportunity to achieve the ‘adored looks’ of Jacquie. This source gives instructions on how to make your own hat and style your hair just like Jacquie. In having this feature article within such a prominent women’s magazine, women are able to feel this sense of connectedness to her. In being able to achieve this desired look that Jacqueline, women feel that they are able to associate with her because now not only can they look like her but they can also still be a mother and look as beautiful as a women with such high prestige. It can be suggested that these articles answer my question as they provide a large amount of content that helps gain an understanding of how Jacquie Kennedy was depicted in the newspapers and magazines around the world.

    Additionally sources 6 and 10 of the trove list continue to shed light on how Jacqueline was admired long after her death. In 2010 a television series was created which ‘documented’ the life of the presidents first lady. This itself shows the significance that was placed on her by the world and further highlights the reliability that women had on her and how they associated her so closely with themselves as a working mother. Actress Katie Holmes has been noted to say that “I worked as hard as I could because I loved her. On set, there was this feeling that we had to create something very special because these people were very special. The Kennedys were like movie stars,". Holmes here is reiterating the significance that Jacqueline had on women’s lives and how she was seen as a familiar face in the family home that working mothers admired and adored. Further up to the present day there is going to be a 2017 film, ‘Jacquie’, which further highlights the fact that years after her death she is still looked upon as such a significant women who females all around the world closely associate with.

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    created by: public:eg826 2016-09-16
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