Commonwealth National Podcast

Joe Kennedy: The Man Behind the Myth (4/17/09)

Cari Beauchamp, Author, Joseph P. Kennedy Presents: His Hollywood Years

Though remembered more for his role in politics and for the famous children he fathered, Joe Kennedy was once hailed as the “coming Napoleon of the movie business.” From running three studios to his famous affair with Gloria Swanson, Kennedy completely immersed himself in Hollywood before leaving abruptly, with millions of dollars. Beauchamp shares her extensive research on a Kennedy presence outside of politics.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on April 17, 2009.