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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

JACQUELINE



Yesterday, columnist Liz Smith did a small post on Mrs. Onassis, it would've been her 85th birthday.
This iconic photo was part of the post. Please read the caption underneath the photo.




The wording of this caption bothered me a bit. Unless I'm nuts (hey, shut up) the way this is written, it states that Gallela took this photo, right? I love this photo, but isn't Gallela getting a shot of Jackie's ass right now? Well, I wrote Liz....

To: LizSmith <LizSmith@newyorksocialdiary.com>
Sent: Mon, Jul 28, 2014 10:35 pm
Subject: jackie

so here's my query.....under that iconic shot of jackie & gallela it reads, "....gallela (with camera, in background) would take his best and most famous shot of jackie." so, that is ron gallela behind jackie with a camera around his neck & a camera to his face, correct? so WHO took this photo? gallela was shooting her from behind, no?


can you tell i'm confused?
normadesmond xx


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(and here are Liz's replies....)


Dear Norma, 
Jackie and Galella were always surrounded by other papparazzi.
Liz


(and here's a second email that came later that night....)




another paparazzo. 
Best,
Liz Smith


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It was so sweet that she wrote to correct herself. Of course, I'm not naive enough 
to believe that LIZ SMITH actually wrote me, but whoever it was, it was sweet to reply. 
BUT, my question wasn't answered, was it? Gallela did not take that photo, 
someone else did, so why is she giving Gallela credit?


13 comments:

  1. It is a great shot! I have gotten emails to about post I did featuring a subject, would be nice to think it may be them though. Meanwhile, does this mean your out of detainment and strip search? I hope your cavities' are too swollen and stretched dear. Hows MJ?

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    1. i left my heart in san francisco and my twat in tijuana.

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  2. I'm thinking the iconic photo in question is this one. The photo in the article was used because it showed them both (probably taken shortly after the famous photo). ???

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    1. you're absolutely right lx. absolutely. you win. YAY!

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  3. Look at the car behind the photographer, to the right from the viewer, standing at the curb ; then look at the car behind Jackie on the photograph LX links, could be the same dark car. Would make the LX pic the first when she leaves the hotel and goes to the right, towards the second paparazzo, while Galella is behind & getting his shit together and follows. Could work with the wind wuscheling her hair too.

    Who's Liz Smith ? Did you ditch MJ in Mexico ? Ah yeah, travelling light, eh ?

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  4. It took five attempts to publish this comment. Three times blogger "broke", two times my comment simply vanished.
    Blogger is shit.

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    1. not sure about the cars, but those were snapped same day/time.
      but mago you're right about blogger. i was unable to comment for days & never knew why.

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  5. Well... they are both good pics... BUT, I like the one that you've published best... I am more familiar with it... and we are still no further along to knowing who took it!
    Sx

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    1. scarlett, just like lx, you are absolutely right! you win too!

      are you two prepared for battle?

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  6. *bonks Mr Lax over the head with something handy and runs away with prize*
    Sx

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  7. maybe you both need to go into the ring with liz smith?

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  8. Gallela called the picture 'wind-blown Jackie', and it is, indeed, the most famous pap picture of her.

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Please, we're all ears!