People: Mar. 20, 1964

Back in 1955, a handout-hopeful Briton wrote the wife of Massachusetts' junior U.S. Senator complaining about the amounts that the Kennedys spent "frivolously." "Your letter has made me most unhappy," replied Jacqueline Kennedy. "How wonderful it would be if this were a world where £7,000 or $20,000 were merely to me the sum spent on an evening party, as you put it—if that were true, I would give what I could to enable you to start a new life." Last year, still anxious for some profit, Ronald Munro sold the handwritten, four-page letter to...

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