Gloria and Joe: The Star-Crossed Love Affair of Gloria Swanson and Joe Kennedy

 
9781504008754: Gloria and Joe: The Star-Crossed Love Affair of Gloria Swanson and Joe Kennedy

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 with the star of the screen and the Boston Brahman in this exposé are Erich von Stroheim, Kennedy’s wife Rose, Swanson’s husband, and a cast of colorful hangers-on. Madsen recreates their love, scandal, and world, which in its extravagance and intrigue has never been surpassed.

 

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Axel Madsen authored twenty-two books, including sixteen biographies. His most notable works include an in-depth look at the life of a legendary fashion icon, Chanel: A Woman of Her Own, and an investigation of the relationship between Gloria Swanson and Joe Kennedy, Gloria and Joe: The Star-Crossed Love Affair of Gloria Swanson and Joe Kennedy. Madsen began his journalism career as a legman for columnist Art Buchwald in Paris, and later wrote one of the first books on television’s longest-running news magazine show, 60 Minutes: The Power and the Politics of America’s Most Popular TV News Show. As a 20th Century Fox publicist, he handled Robert Redford, Paul Newman, and George C. Scott, and was fired off Myra Breckinridge for siding with director Mike Sarne against producer Robert Fryer. His Hollywood biographies include the life stories of directors William Wyler, John Huston, and Barbara Stanwyck, as well as an examination of Golden Age Hollywood’s gay underground in The Sewing Circle. He wrote and produced the ITV documentary version of The Sewing Circle. Over the years, Madsen interviewed scores of movers and shakers, from legends like Goldwyn and Selznick to directors like Howard Hawks, Louis Milestone, and Rouben Mamoulian. Madsen died in 2007.
 

 

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“Axel Madsen shows Gloria Swanson and Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., in such a satisfyingly full-blown way that few readers—even Kennedys—will carp about invasion of privacy or mud on the idol. . . . [An] unstoppable read. . . . Reckless love, seen big.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
“Covering events in the lives of both principals until their deaths, the author also adds gossip about the Kennedy clan and members of the film colony.” —Publishers Weekly

Gloria and Joe is great reading. Madsen [is] an expert on Hollywood. . . . The great strength of his book . . . is the background against which the somewhat torrid events were played out—Hollywood at the end of the silent era, in a time of enormous scandals and just before the entire American economy collapsed. It would make a fabulous movie.” —Cosmopolitan
 

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