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Gloria and Joe: The Star-Crossed Love Affair of Gloria Swanson and Joe Kennedy
by Axel Madsen
The ultimate Hollywood story revealed: the sizzling relationship between Joseph Kennedy, patriarch of America’s most influential political family, and Gloria Swanson, one of the most prominent silent film stars of her day. Gloria and Joe were in love with each other and with the movies, especially Queen Kelly, which completed the real-life ménage à trois. Starring along wi ...more
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published February 1st 1988 by Arbor House Pub Co
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This was a surprisingly comprehensive look at early movie making and empire building. Gloria Swanson, a brave and smart actress produced her own pictures. She was aided by her lover Joe Kennedy who seemed to be a player at everything in the early part of the 1900's. The beginning of this book reminded me of "Room 1219", and involved many of the same people. This book goes so in depth into the lives of Gloria and Joe that sometimes I became uninterested. That's my failing not the author's.