The Lost Inaugural Concert For John F. Kennedy
JFK with Harry Belafonte © S2BN Belafonte Production, LLC
Washington had never seen anything like it: a tidal wave of youth, glamour, promise and high spirits that descended on the capital for the 1961 inauguration of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the – until then – youngest president ever elected. Frank Sinatra, who had campaigned tirelessly for Kennedy, enlisted two planeloads of top-rank entertainers to perform at a special inaugural-eve telecast from the Washington Armory. The long lost recordings of this unparalelled event have now finally been rediscovered. Complemented with rare footage and interviews, this production brings to life the spirit of renewal that characterized the presidency of JFK.