Joseph P. Kennedy Presents by Cari Beauchamp
His Hollywood Years

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Joseph P. Kennedy’s reputation as a savvy businessman, diplomat, and sly political patriarch is well-documented.  But his years as a Hollywood mogul have never been fully explored until now. 

In Joseph P. Kennedy Presents, Cari Beauchamp brilliantly explores this unknown chapter in Kennedy’s biography.  Between 1926 and 1930, Kennedy positioned himself as a major Hollywood player. In two short years, he was running three studios simultaneously and then, in a bold move, he merged his studios with David Sarnoff to form the legendary RKO Studio.  Beauchamp also tells the story of Kennedy’s affair with Gloria Swanson; how he masterminded the mergers that created the blueprint for contemporary Hollywood; and made the fortune that became the foundation of his empire.


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About Cari Beauchamp

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Cari Beauchamp is the author of Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood and other film histories. She has written for The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and Variety and lives in Los Angeles, California.From the Trade Paperback edition.
 
Published February 3, 2009 by Vintage. 528 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Travel. Non-fiction

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In 1920s Hollywood, Joseph Kennedy owned three studios and made a fortune.

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