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Joseph P. Kennedy presents : his Hollywood years

Author: Cari Beauchamp
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A tale of business genius and personal greed that brings to light not only the way Joseph P. Kennedy made his fortune, but how he forever changed the business of movie-making. Between 1926 and 1930, Kennedy--merciless, electrifying, a visionary--used his talents to position himself as a Hollywood leader. By 1928, at age 40, he was running three studios at once. Biographer Beauchamp writes about the genius behind  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Joseph P Kennedy; Kennedy family.; Joseph P Kennedy; Kennedy family.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cari Beauchamp
ISBN: 9781400040001 1400040000
OCLC Number: 229028049
Description: xvii, 506 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1 "America's Youngest Bank President" 3 --
2 "This Is Another Telephone" 21 --
3 "I Have Just Reorganized the Company" 33 --
4 "Fight like Hell to Win" 43 --
5 "We Have Valued Your Advice and Assistance" 54 --
6 "I'm Beginning to Think I'm a 'Picture Man'" 66 --
7 "I Never Needed a Vacation Less" 75 --
8 "The Inner Cabinet of the Film Industry" 93 --
9 "All Records Have Been Broken" 100 --
10 "The Reigning Queen of the Movies" 107 --
11 "Together We Could Make Millions" 120 --
12 "Like a Roped Horse" 136 --
13 "Industry Wide Influence and Respect" 149 --
14 "I Have Gone into the Vaudeville Game" 169 --
15 "Another Big Deal in Prospect" 178 --
16 "You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet" 186 --
17 "Swinging the Axe" 198 --
18 "Now He's Back and Almost Anything May Happen" 211 --
19 "The Dollar Sign Implanted in His Heart" 222 --
20 "Gilding the Manure Pile" 237 --
21 "Give Our Love to Gloria" 256 --
22 "Having Tea with His Wife and My Husband and the Vicar" 272 --
23 "Things Are Bad Enough Here" 286 --
24 "A Good Trick If You Can Do It" 300 --
25 "I Am Now Definitely Out of the Motion Picture Industry" 309 --
26 "The Richest Irish American in the World" 324 --
27 "Wall Street Awaits Kennedy's Findings" 334 --
28 "The Embers of Terror, Isolationism, and Racism" 350 --
Epilogue: "The First and Only Outsider to Fleece Hollywood" 372.
Responsibility: Cari Beauchamp.
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A tale of business genius and personal greed that brings to light not only the way Joseph P. Kennedy made his fortune, but how he forever changed the business of movie-making. Between 1926 and 1930, Kennedy--merciless, electrifying, a visionary--used his talents to position himself as a Hollywood leader. By 1928, at age 40, he was running three studios at once. Biographer Beauchamp writes about the genius behind Kennedy's profiteering and his importance in changing the way Hollywood conducted business. As one of the first nonfamily members to be given access to Kennedy's personal papers, Beauchamp has dug through the files of memos and notes to tell how he made it all happen: how he charmed, cajoled, and bullied; how he juggled various backers--and managed to line his pockets with millions. Beauchamp writes about the movies Kennedy produced and the stars he made, about the jobs lost and the careers ruined.--From publisher description.

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