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President John Kennedy changed not only the political dialogue, but brought people under 50 years of age into the conversation who previously had been excluded, Vidal says. His appeal to the press, young people, and intellectuals was as real as his snappy looks, although, according to Vidal, Kennedy "looks older than his photographs." "The outline is slender and youthful, but the face is heavily lined for his age. On the upper lip are those tiny vertical lines characteristic of a more advanced age. He is usually tanned from the sun, while his hair is what lady novelists call "chestnut," beginning to go gray," Vidal observes after a visit to the White House.

Kennedy and Vidal enjoyed a casual friendship, in which they exchanged books and saw each other occasionally. "Not only does he...

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