Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn?

Pamela Clarke Keogh

Pamela Keogh

Pamela Keogh is the author of the upcoming Are You A Jackie or a Marilyn? (Gotham, October 2010).  Although the book was just released, it has already been excerpted and previewed in Vanity Fair, Allure magazine, the New York Daily News, with upcoming interviews appearing in USA TODAY and People magazine.  Pamela is also scheduled for numerous radio and television interviews, book signings, as well as speaking engagements across the country.

In May 2008, What Would Audrey Do? (Gotham) was published: a modern update of Audrey Hepburn’s life – and what we can learn from her today.  

She is also the author of Elvis Presley: The Man, The Life, The Legend (Atria, July 2004), an 85,000 word biography of Elvis Presley, written with the rare assistance of Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) and his estate.  Published as a lead hardcover by Simon & Schuster in July 2004, it has been featured in GQ, People, In Style, Vanity Fair’s “Hot Type”, the cover of Vogue magazine, the Sunday New York Times “Styles” section, and the Larry King Show, Sirius Radio, Good Morning America as well as countless radio and television interviews across the country.

Prior to this, her second book was Jackie Style (HarperCollins, May 2001), about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.  Written with the consent of Caroline Kennedy, and featuring an Introduction by Valentino, the book features interviews with Onassis’ friends, family and fans, including Hubert de Givenchy, Yusha Auchincloss, Oleg Cassini, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Joan Kennedy, Manolo Blahnik, as well as featuring over 100 rare photographs and never before published, handwritten letters of Jacqueline Onassis.   

Timed to coincide with the Metropolitan Museum’s exhibit of Mrs. Kennedy’s White House clothing, Pamela discussed Jacqueline Onassis’ continuing appeal on the Today Show, Larry King Live and many other television shows.  Jackie Style was featured in numerous magazines and newspapers, among them In Style, The New York Times, Town & Country, People magazine, Vogue, and CosmopolitanJackie Style also made the New York Times’ bestseller list.

Her first book was the internationally best selling style book about Audrey Hepburn, Audrey Style (HarperCollins, May 1999).  Ms. Keogh, again, did extensive research for the book, interviewing many of Hepburn’s friends and family, including Hubert de Givenchy, Gregory Peck, Ralph Lauren, Nancy Reagan, Audrey Wilder, Manolo Blahnik, Robert Wolders, Carrie Donovan and others, as well as gathering many rarely seen photos and sketches.     

Audrey Style was featured in dozens of national publications such as The New York Times, People (starred review), Entertainment Weekly (Book of the Week), Town & Country, Cosmopolitan, In Style magazine and Vanity Fair, as well as hundreds of  newspaper articles across the country.  Audrey Style was on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, and Barnes & Noble bookstores.   The book was also featured (along with Hepburn inspired fashions) in all three windows on the 57th Street side of Bergdorf Goodman in New York City.

Ms. Keogh again made extensive television, radio and speaking engagement appearances on behalf of the book, discussing Audrey Hepburn, women today and her opinion of the current fashion scene, on programs such as Headliners and Legends with Matt Lauer (MSNBC), Entertainment Tonight, Dateline NBC, Extra, the Don Imus Show, and local radio and television news programs in New York, Los Angeles, Richmond, Minneapolis and San Francisco.

Prior to becoming an author, Ms. Keogh was a journalist and has been published widely in Town & Country, British Vogue, Self Magazine, and the New York Times “Styles” section.  While an editor at US magazine, she edited “Faces & Places,” was the first person to put fashion in the magazine.  After getting Jann Wenner’s permission, he granted it half a page.  Ms. Keogh also worked with Jim Deutch as a founding producer for the E! Channel’s Fashion Week, one of the first shows devoted to fashion and style.  She began her career working as the first receptionist for Spy magazine.

Ms. Keogh is a graduate of Vassar College, where she studied English and History.  She also attended Wellesley College during her junior year, where she read french in translation and did very badly in macroeconomics.