'Letters to Jackie' reveals personal loss felt by ordinary folks
For her book, Fitzpatrick spent a year going through about 15,000 letters sent to Jacqueline Kennedy that had been preserved by the JFK Library in Boston.
Fitzpatrick included 220 letters in her book; 21 of them ended up in the film.
"Some of them were extremely poor," she said. "Some were barely literate, but they wrote with such passion and eloquence that I found it very moving."
It was from Stephen Hanrahan, inmate #85255 at the federal penitentiary in Atlanta. "Heaven it seems, calls its favorites early," he told Mrs. Kennedy.
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