My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White House

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My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White House is a 1961 autobiographical novel by Lillian Rogers Parks (with Frances Spatz Leighton). The memoir was based on Parks' recollections of thirty years (1931-1961) as a seamstress in the White House (the administrations of Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower) and on childhood memories of her mother's 30 years of domestic service (Margaret 'Maggie' Rogers was head housemaid at the White House from 1909-1939, spanning the administrations of Taft, Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, and Roosevelt).

Film, TV, and theatrical adaptations[edit]

NBC aired Backstairs at the Whitehouse, a miniseries based on the book, in 1979.