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THE JACKIE INTERVIEWS
 
 
 

3 Two Rock & Roll Moms Write Kids Books for JKO

 

 

Jody Linscott wrote and Claudia Porges Holland, now Claudia Porges Beyer, illustrated two children's books that Jacqueline Onassis acquired and edited.  The first was ONCE UPON A TO Z:  AN ALPHABETICAL ODYSSEY (Doubleday, 1991), and the second, THE WORTHY WONDERS LOST AT SEA:  A WHIMSICAL WORD SEARCH ADVENTURE (Doubleday, 1993).
 

 

Claudia Beyer (abbreviated CB below) 
28 May 2009
Memorandum of a telephone conversation
 
 
 
"I met her in the late 1970s, I believe.  I had been working at ROLLING STONE for a couple of years on and off.  I went every year at Christmas with my family to St Martin. One year I decided just to stay on in St Martin.  I used to work for Joe Armstrong, the publisher of ROLLING STONE before the magazine moved to New York.  I was 19 or something.  I then had an interim job working for Annie Leibovitz when the magazine was moving from SF to NY.  I was helping get her situated, and finding her an apartment.  Shortly after that I was an assistant to Jann Wenner's assistant, Iris Brown.  Those were wild and crazy days.  I abandoned my job to go down and live in St Martin.  I was living in a little shed in St Martin.  I had a little hammock.  I used to hitchhike around because I didn't drive.  I used to collect my mail at a boutique."

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