The Kennedys of the mid-20th century had unimaginable political power and could get away with any scandal. Except for Ted Kennedys’ Chappaquiddick.
John Wilkes Booth has been despised as a traitor, but in the 1860s he was a famed actor whom women pawed for autographs and tore at his clothes for souvenirs.
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