Joseph P. Kennedy presents: his Hollywood years

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Alfred A. Knopf,
Pub. Date:
2009.
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1st ed.
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English
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Joseph P. Kennedy reigned in Hollywood from 1926 to 1930, when he ran three movie studios, led the revolution in sound pictures, and created the first modern entertainment empire. Sorting through the archives of Kennedy deals, letters, and memos, Cari Beauchamp tells for the first time how he made it all happen, a miracle of smoke and mirrors that resulted in a gambit never seen before or since: the merger with RCA that resulted in RKO Studios. Beauchamp writes about the pictures Kennedy produced; the stars he made and ruined (including his lover, Gloria Swanson); and the Hollywood titans he charmed, cajoled, and battled, including William Randolph Hearst, in this fascinating tale of greed and business genius that shows how Kennedy not only made a fortune but changed the very nature of the business of moviemaking.

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display_descriptionA 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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subject_facetBusinessmen -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography
Capitalists and financiers -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Biography
Irish Americans -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography
Kennedy family
Kennedy, Joseph P. -- (Joseph Patrick), -- 1888-1969 -- Career in motion picture industry
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Biography
title_displayJoseph P. Kennedy presents : his Hollywood years
title_fullJoseph P. Kennedy presents : his Hollywood years / Cari Beauchamp
title_shortJoseph P. Kennedy presents
title_subhis Hollywood years
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Capitalists and financiers
Career in motion picture industry
Irish Americans
Kennedy family
Kennedy, Joseph P