Letters, May 27, 1996


"Over the years, many have proclaimed the death of Camelot. It actually occurred at Sotheby's, when it was sold for $34.5 million." DAVID S. PINKHAM Barrington, Rhode Island

Despite the excitement over the auction of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' belongings [ARTS & MEDIA, May 6], I own the most valuable piece of the Kennedy legacy, and it cost me absolutely nothing. President John Kennedy offered young people compassion for others, hope for a more just world and the belief that we could make things better. I bought this dream, and even now, years later, I think it is the...

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