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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Anderson Cooper and Wyatt Cooper and Clay Shaw

One of the many people Clay Shaw knew was Wyatt Cooper, father of Anderson Cooper. In fact, buried deep within the National Archives is a Christmas card to Clay Shaw from Wyatt Cooper, along with a photo of Anderson Cooper and his brother Carter Cooper, as young children. One will recognize Anderson Cooper upon seeing the photograph, with no explanation.

Trivia question: does anyone know how Clay Shaw knew Wyatt Cooper?



  • At November 30, 2017 at 10:34 AM , Blogger Jack Johnson said...

    Don, Very interesting connection. Wyatt Cooper was a playwright just as Shaw. He grew up in New Orleans. Also interesting is Rod McKuen another "poet" and "homosexual that gained fame during the post JFK era of "sex/drugs/rock n roll" counter culture paid for the Shaw obituary to run in San Francisco. So Shaw knew a lot of these Tennessee Williams type and I wouldn't be surprised if he knew Tennessee Williams. The veiled threat actor Johnny Depp made against current President Trump, his reference to an actor coming forward to shoot the President,(John Wilkes Booth) means Depp forgot all about stage actor Clay Shaw and his role in the murder of JFK.


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