Inauguration Balls Past and Present

John F. Kennedy
Paul Schutzer / Time Life Pictures / Getty

JFK's Inauguration, above, signaled the glamorous atmosphere of his presidency. The balls were attended by Hollywood's top stars, including Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly. This famous photo, taken by Life magazine's Paul Schutzer, shows the new President as he takes his seat at the dais overlooking the Inaugural hall

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