Monday, September 12, 2011

Letters to Jackie Kennedy

Newton Author/Historian Ellen Fitzpatrick on Visual Radio along with writer/editor Rachel Kramer Bussel; film review Rocketship X-M with guest film historian Frank Dello Stritto

This week on Visual Radio we have Newton historian and author, Ellen Fitzpatrick, chatting via phone about her new book LETTERS TO JACKIE. This 10th Anniversary of 9/11 casts a shadow over that deep, dark moment in American history, the November 22, 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy, forty-eight years ago.

As the publicist notes: "Within seven weeks of the President's death, Jacqueline Kennedy received more than 800,000 condolence letters. Two years later, the volume of correspondence would exceed 1.5 million letters. For the next forty-six years, the letters would remain essentially untouched."

Ellen Fitzpatrick has selected approximately 250 of these letters for inclusion in Letters to Jackie, She will talk to us live, via phone, about how she selected each letter and her perspective on how this book fits into American history and literature.

Rachel Kramer Bussel, erotica writer and editor, has just put out the book
"Obsessed: Erotic Romance for Women". In November, her book "Women in Lust: Erotic Stories" will be out as well. She will also be phoning in to Visual Radio, as will author of Vampire Over London, Bela Lugosi biographer Frank Dello Stritto to talk about the vintage film Rocketship X-M, which airs on on Friday night at 9 PM

Visual Radio Live airs at 8 Pm on

Upcoming guests: Bobby Whitlock of Derek & The Dominoes discussing the re-release of the album LAYLA on September 22; Anthony DeCurtis from Rolling Stone magazine doing a studio taping (via phone) on September 21 regarding the new book he edited BLUES & CHAOS: THE MUSIC WRITING OF ROBERT PALMER, Nat Simpkins talks about Bobby Hebb on September 29

Our Bela Lugosi film series starts in October

Hosted by Joe Viglione


Rocketship XM the movie


found the movie on YouTube

it's on my top 40

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