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Once upon a Secret

1962, Washington, the West Wing of the White House. Mimi, a young 19 year-old student is interning in the press department. She is young, naive and from a good family – she went to the same school as Jackie. She meets JFK who quickly takes a liking to her.

Guided by the President’s closest advisors, she obeys, not really knowing where protocol stops and indulgence begins. Seduced by the President, she will carry on an intimate relationship with him for two years.

Mimi Alford kept this affair secret for almost 40 years. This secret destroyed her life and today, it allows her to live again.

Exposed in an article that drew a lot of attention in the US in 2003, Mimi finally tells her story about this passionate relationship and gives us a peek inside the life of one of the most mythical US presidents, behind the scenes at the White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis and up to his assassination in Dallas.


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