Happy Times, Signed by Lee Radziwill
[Signed] Radziwill, Lee. Happy Times. First Edition. 2000. Book and dust jacket are both in very good condition. Book is signed in green felt pen, “Happy Times! Lee Radziwill.”
Lee Radziwill is on record as saying that she respected and sought to emulate her older sister, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis—one of the most admired women of the 20th Century. Taken literally, that would have meant marrying Lyndon Johnson and then Stavros Niarchos. Fortunately, Lee forged a different, far more fascinating path. Her journey was in some respects made easier by the klieg lights of Camelot, but it meant looming in the shadow cast by Camelot’s leading lady, her sister. This book of photographs intermixed with text is not a full-scale memoir; it hews closely to theme conveyed by its title—a recollection of the fun, carefree moments of someone who, though not on the stage of history, had front row, center seats to it.
“One always looks up to older siblings for guidance. One tries to emulate them, and follow their achievements. That’s what I did with my sister.”