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Oleg Cassini Obituary Friday March 17, 2006
By Bruce Campbell Adamson March 20, 2006
NEW YORK - Oleg Cassini, who designed the dresses that helped make Jacqueline Kennedy a sophisticated first lady, died Friday March 17, 2006. Oleg was friends with "The Mad Russian and CIA agent" George de Mohrenschildt. Oleg Cassini was 92 years of age. De Mohrenschildt was a CIA agent and befriended Oleg's brother Igor and the future assassin of President John F. Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald. De Mohrenschildt testified before the Warren Commission that he had dated Jackie Kennedy's mother in 1938. No one in the media wants to touch on this subject because of the implication that Jackie's mother may have had an influence on de Mohrenschildt. Jackie's mother's name and address listed in de Mohrenschildt's address book in 1954-55, nine years before JFK's demise.
CIA and OSS agent, Dimtri Von Mohrenschildt, brother of Oswald's friend wrote Adamson on Jan. 29, 1993: "As far as I know Igor and Oleg were George's social acquaintances."
Cassini died on Long Island, said Senada Ivackovic, marketing director for Oleg Cassini Inc. The cause of death was not known yet was most likely old age.
Jackie Kennedy's suits and gowns were not only designed by Oleg Cassini, yet she purchased dresses from George de Mohrenschildt's aunt-by-marriage Nona McAdoo's clothing Store, Chez-Nion. Jackie was just over thirty years of her age when "Jack" was elected president. George de Mohrenschildt's fourth wife Jeanne Le Gon had worked in 1953-54 with Abraham Zapruder, whom also had ties to the CIA and would filmed the JFK Assassination ten years later. The government spent 16 million dollars to purchase the original Zapruder film regardless to Zapruder's ties to the CIA and de Mohrenschildt's. Like the Cassinis and de Mohrenschildts, the Zapruders was also of Russian descent.
Oleg Cassini convinced Jacqueline Kennedy to be her exclusive dress designer shortly after JFK was elected. Oleg Cassini the Hollywood costume designer had known President Kennedy for years. In 1946, the future President Jack Kennedy was dating Oleg's wife, Tierney prior to having a nervous breakdown. One of Oleg's first jobs in Hollywood was when he was asked to designed the clothes for "As the Girls Go" in which Adamson's uncle Harold wrote the songs. Oleg's brother Igor and Harold Adamson worked together on Michael Todd's production "Strip for Action," on Broadway. Photograph is 1950s Igor and Charlene Wrightsman-Cassini.
Pay the Price, Was the title of Igor Cassini's book published in 1983. In this book Igor Cassini told me over the phone was in reference to the JFK Assassination. Also that the lead character who was involved in murder was his father-in-law Charles Wrightsman. The book begins in Palm Beach, 1977 the year of de Mohrenschildt's suicide.
On Feb. 11, 2006 Harold Adamson was honored at The Kennedy Center by Jazz Pianist Eric Reed.
Oleg's brother Igor Cassini passed away in the 1990s and was a writer for Wm. Randolph Hearst's publishing company as the "Cholly Knickerbocker." One of Igor's wives "Bootsie" remarried Wm. Randolph Hearst, Jr. The Cassinis and Mohrenschildt's close White Russian friend Serge Semenko was the trustee and in charge of William Randolph Hearst's estate. Besides the Cassinis one will find Mrs. William Randloph Hearst listed in de Mohrenschildt's phone book..In 1954-55 address listing in de Mohrenschildt's phonebook for Igor and Charlene Cassini with Russian titles.
Yet another wife Charlene Wrightsman committed suicide because of criminal charges brought against Igor by Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy on April 7, 1963 seven months before JFK's assassination while de Mohrenschildt was hanging out with Lee Harvey Oswald for the last time. Igor wrote in his book that he would "tear the robe of respectability" from Attorney General Bobby Kennedy. Do you think he mean't it?. After all Igor was the tennis partner of Allen Dulles' who was CIA Director and LBJ's first choice as a Warren Commissioner.
Oleg Cassini's former wife, actress Gene Tierney remarried Houston Oil Man Howard Lee. It was Tierney who introduced George H.W. Bush into politics in 1962. Also noted that George H.W. Bush Sr. had known Oswald's friend since 1942. According to Dimitri Von Mohrenschildt's recollection they had worked together (while in the CIA) during the 1950s. Bush Sr. was in charge of the Bay of Pigs fiasco for the Central Intelligence Agency in 1961.
For Letter from Donna Lee to Senator Tower, she was the stepdaughter to actress Gene Tierney who married Houston oilman Howard Lee. Tierney introduced George H.W. Bush into politics in 1962. Also keep in mind that Tierney was once married to Jackie Kennedy's dress designer Oleg Cassini. Also note that Tierney had an affair with President Kennedy. Donna is upset at George H.W. Bush's defeat. Click here. Tower's response to Donna Lee here.
Page One of the JFK Records Review Board Act which President George H.W. Bush committed FRAUD by not admitting there was a conflict of interest for he had known Oswald's best friend, CIA agent George de Mohrenschildt since 1942. Click here.
For page two of Records Act wehre it shows that George H.W. Bush signed it into law please click here.
Letter from Senator Tower who travelled around the State of Texas with George H.W. Bush while representing Lee Harvey Oswald. Tower was also attending barbeque at Prescott Bush's estate in Connecticut. Linda Lovelady did not want to speak to Adamson when he tracked her down in New Mexico on if she was related to Billy Nolan Lovelady who was mistaken for Lee Harvey Oswald on Nov. 22, 1963. Keep in mind that Bush Sr. had known Oswald's closest friend since 1942 and both were in the CIA early 1950s. here.
Letter on Oswald from Linda Lovelady Memo 2-1-62 while Tower is at Prescott Bush's barbeque. Also keep in mind that Prescott's son was in charge of Bay of Pigs fiasco and that Prescott "Never forgave the Kennedy's for what they did to Allen Dulles." here.
Cassini was born in 1913 in Paris to wealthy Royal Russian parents who were later forced to flee their homeland after the Revolution. They settled in Italy, but his mother convinced Oleg to enter the fashion business.
Cassini came to the United States in 1936 and held various design jobs in New York before going to Hollywood and landing a job at Paramount in the early 1940s.
Although the first lady sometimes wore clothes by others Chanel, Cassini provided the bulk of her wardrobe, later saying he had created 300 outfits in the less than three years of the Kennedy administration. Interesting fact is that the dress Jackie Kennedy wore to Dallas was purchased from Chez-Ninon, which was owned by George de Mohrenschildt's aunt-by-marriage Nona McAdoo.
Oleg created Jacqueline Kennedy's Inauguration Day outfit of a tan-colored wool coat with a sable collar, over a matching wool dress and a pillbox hat.
In his book, "In My Own Fashion," Cassini recalled during the White House years.
"All I remember about those days are nerves, and Jackie on the phone: 'Hurry, hurry, Oleg, I've got nothing to wear,'" he wrote.
In the years following Kennedy's assassination, Oleg visited Jackie occasionally. When she died in 1994, Cassini called her "a woman of extremely good taste, a marvelous influence in the arts, in furniture, in food and in clothes. ... She created fashion because she was who she was." In 1994 Adamson contacted Jackie Kennedy's assistant to ask her "Did you know that de Mohrenschildt's aunt was Nona McAdoo and that the dress you wore to Dallas was from Chez-Ninon." According to Nancy Tuckerman Jackie said that she knew de Mohrenschildt's aunt-by-marriage was Nona McAdoo and that she purchased clothes from her store. Jackie did not recall if the dress she wore to Dallas was from Chez-Ninon.
Oleg's dresses were displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2001 where (Oleg's in-laws The Wrightsman's were/are Directors) in its exhibit "Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years."
The Wrightsman's were also acquainted with Oswald's CIA pal George de Mohrenschildt and in fact Mr and Mrs. Wrightsman and de Mohrenschildt's parents-by-marriage (The Sharpless') organized the 1955 Goya Ball in Palm Beach together. Every time Vice-President Lyndon Baines Johnson went to Palm Beach with the Kennedy's he stayed at the Wrightsman Estate. JFK and Jackie Kennedy's landlords was another White Russian by the name of Colonel Michael Paul born in Manchuria. Paul was well acquainted with de Mohrenschildt and with the Museum of Modern Art.
George de Mohrenschildt, a CIA agent geologist had ties to six trustees of the Museum of Modern Art: 1). Philip C. Johnson; 2). William S. Paley, employed de M and is the uncle by marriage to Chuck Barris; 3). Nelson Rockefeller, employed de M and his brother; 4). Henry Luce, employed de M and his brother; 5). Charles Wrightsman; 6). John "Jack" Hay Whitney.
Could the assassination of President John F. Kennedy hang in the Museum of Modern Art or could there have been a conspiracy through Oleg and Igor's association to de Mohrenschildt? If so, it wouldn't take a stretch of the imagination.
Bruce Campbell Adamson has dedicated 13 years and over $200,000 into researching the JFK Assassination and he has devoted an entire volume (200 pages) to Oleg and Igor Cassini and the Wrightsman's connections to Allen Dulles. In volume VII of Oswald's Closest Friend; The George de Mohrenschildt Story entitled Wrightman Going in Wrong Direction. Adamson has also written The Adamson Brothers and the Invention of Lastex The First Stretchable Clothing. Adamson's grandfather and granduncle Percy and James Adamson were responsible for the invention of the first stretchable clothing "Lastex" which trademark was sold to the Dupont's United States Rubber Company where Prescott Bush was once President.