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Author Margaret Leslie Davis
37 minutes

In 1963, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy helped arrange one of the most daring art exhibits in history, charming the French Government into loaning her the Mona Lisa as part of her mission to share the arts with the American people. Stewart McLaurin talks to author Margaret Leslie Davis about this fascinating episode of "Mona Mania" that gripped the country, and why it has been largely forgotten today.

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Stewart McLaurin, Host

President of the White House Historical Association

As President of the White House Historical Association Stewart McLaurin leads the nonpartisan, nonprofit in its mission to preserve, protect, and provide access to White House history. As a lifelong student of history, Stewart is an avid reader, author, and storyteller. Drawing on his own experiences, relationships, and knowledge he provides listeners with a front row seat to history at the White House.