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OLD NEWS: Stylish first lady Grace Coolidge snubs the press in 1923, and they like it

Howard Chandler Christys circa 1924 portrait of Grace Coolidge suggests the first lady's elegance. (Library of Congress)
Howard Chandler Christys circa 1924 portrait of Grace Coolidge suggests the first lady's elegance. (Library of Congress)


One hundred years ago this week, the nation's new first family was adjusting to life in the spotlight.

That hot bulb was dimmer and more inclined to turn away than the strobe light that captures modern first families' least flattering moments.