Any Jackie Kennedy fan will enjoy watching this rare video, but it will have special meaning to residents of Georgetown. What it includes is B-roll of her walking around the neighborhood, including taking her dog to Rose Park (you'll recognize the steps and sandbox). Jack Kennedy appears in it, too, toward the end of the 9 minute clip. They both appear so young. Jackie has a stunning resemblance to the actress Rachel Weisz.
(Here is an analysis of the video I wrote for New York Social Diary.)
It shows Jackie coming and going from their home, visting the butcher and dry cleaner, but I don't think it is the N Street house they lived in when JFK was elected President. Since it was taped in 1957, it could be their home on Dent. But then, it would be odd for her to walk the dog all the way over to Rose Park. Who knows? Maybe someone does and will let me know. Subsequent to the first posting of this item I've been told the house was at 2808 P Street (photographed today 5/25/13 above) and that it was where Jack lived and Jackie moved in after their marriage. They did later live on N Street, which was their home at the time of the presidential election.
According to a friend of David Abrams (who sent the video to me initially):
"During their period (on P Street), the Democratic Party looked at Kennedy as a possible presidential candidate, after the success of Jack’s book, Profiles in Courage. On a sad note, during their time here, Jackie gave birth to their first child, who was stillborn. .."
Georgetown looks much as it does today, with the exception of the cars. The program was called "Home" and was hosted by Arlene Francis. How about the crazy microphones? They are the size of juice boxes!
As she walks along the path in Rose Park, overlooking Rock Creek Parkway, Jackie says, "I love living in Georgetown.
I'm very grateful to David Abrams for sending this to me. It's a gem.