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eBook The Peter Lawford Story: Life With the Kennedys, Monroe and the Rat Pack ePub

by Patricia Seaton Lawford

  • ISBN: 0881844349
  • Category: Movies
  • Subcategory: Entertainment
  • Author: Patricia Seaton Lawford
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub (October 1, 1988)
  • Pages: 271
  • ePub book: 1630 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1290 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 551

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Patricia Lawford Stewart was Peter Lawford's last wife and she lived with him for eleven years until his death. Overall, Peter Lawford is better remembered as a distinguished handsome talented actor- also for his legacy to the Kennedy's through marriage and fatherhood.

Patricia Lawford Stewart was Peter Lawford's last wife and she lived with him for eleven years until his death. 5 people found this helpful.

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The Peter Lawford Story book. Lawford led an extraordinary life. His story, as told by the woman who knew him best, is the always candid, sometimes shocking unveiling of the most intriguing show business personalities and significant political events of our time.

Lawford led an extraordinary life. Ted Schwarz has written and coauthored more than 100 books. Among his bestselling titles are The Peter Lawford Story, The Kennedys: The Third Generation, and Rose Kennedy and Her Family. Now fully updated and revised for 2014 this is a must read for anyone interested in Hollywood, film, and celebrity gossip. Patricia Lawford Stewart was Peter Lawford's last wife and she lived with him for eleven years until his death. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read

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Frank Sinatra, Peter Lawford, and Robert Kennedy wait for a helicopter to take them to a charity fundraiser. However, the Rat Pack wasn’t quite done with the spotlight forever. An aging Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. got together for a reunion tour slated for 1988. Bettmann/Getty Images. 14 of 34. The Rat Pack kills some time between takes on the set of Sergeant's 3. 1961. United Artists/Getty Images. 15 of 34. Sammy Davis Jr. mugs with Frank Sinatra at the Cedars of Lebanon charity dinner. For a brief moment, the pack was back as venues sold out and audiences relived old memories. Now fully updated and revised for 2014, this is a must-listen for anyone interested in Hollywood, film, and celebrity gossip.

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Peter Sydney Ernest Lawford (born Peter Sydney Ernest Aylen; 7 September 1923 – 24 December 1984) was an English actor, producer, and socialite, who lived in the United States throughout his adult life. He was a member of the "Rat Pack" and. He was a member of the "Rat Pack" and the brother-in-law of President John F. Kennedy and senators Robert F. Kennedy and Edward Kennedy. From the 1940s to the 1960s, he was a well-known celebrity and starred in a number of highly acclaimed films.

Friendship with Sinatra and the Rat Pack followed, but Lawford's greatest fame came when brother-in-law JFK won the White House

Friendship with Sinatra and the Rat Pack followed, but Lawford's greatest fame came when brother-in-law JFK won the White House. Behind all this glitter, Lawford turned to drugs, mostly cocaine, and to kowtowing to the powerful, acting as a sexual procurer for JFK and, later, as a drug dispenser for rock celebs. Impotent, addicted-during a frantic stay at the Betty Ford Clinic he had cocaine secretly helicoptered in-he degenerated into a walking shell that finally imploded in 1984. THE PETER LAWFORD STORY: Life with the Kennedys, Monroe and the Rat Pack. By. Get weekly book recommendations

Actor Peter Lawford's fourth wife recounts the triumphs and tragedies of her husband's chaotic life

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Iell Iell
"The Peter Lawford Story: Life with the Kennedys, Monroe, and the Rat Pack" (2015) is recalled by Patricia (Seaton) Lawford Stewart the 4th wife and widow of actor Peter Lawford (1923-1984). This is a very interesting look at old MGM Hollywood, the Kennedy family that embraced Lawford as their own through marriage, fatherhood, and the "keeper of secrets". Lawford was in serious decline from years of heavy alcohol and drug abuse when he met Seaton by chance, she was 17 years old.

In the late 1970's "On the Rocks" was a private intimate dance club above the Roxy Theater on Sunset Blvd. The dance floor could accommodate two couples, the bathrooms large and elegant enough to contain the rampant cocaine use during that time. Lawford arrived at the club with Ringo Starr and Keith Moon, spotting Seaton who was there with a girlfriend, sent them a bottle of champagne. Yet their story was not one of love or Hollywood romance: Deborah Gould, Lawford's then wife was present, and dismayed when Seaton left the club wordlessly with her husband, spending the night with him at the Playboy Mansion.

Not surprisingly, according to Lawford's biographer James Spada in: "Peter Lawford: The Man Who Kept the Secrets" (1991) Lawford wasn't in a hurry to divorce Gould. The root cause of Lawford's numerous problems were likely due to the interference of his cold indifferent mother Lady May, who never hesitated to undermine her only son or his career fabricating untrue stories and rumors. Peter loved his four children and had the highest regard for the Kennedy's (he was divorced from Patricia Kennedy in 1966) but was unable to parent his children in a constructive manner, leading to severe disappointment and estrangement. Christopher Kennedy Lawford wrote about his life in: "Symptoms of Withdrawal: A Memoir of Snapshots and Redemption" (2005).

There were several interesting stories involving A-list celebrities. Frank Sinatra refused to perform in a Las Vegas club as long as the Lawford's were present in the audience. It was unclear why Seaton disclosed how she concealed illicit drugs when the couple traveled to a foreign country, there was enough candid storyline without a sordid detail as this. Overall, Peter Lawford is better remembered as a distinguished handsome talented actor-- also for his legacy to the Kennedy's through marriage and fatherhood.
Gathris Gathris
Engaging book. I read it in a few sittings, uncommon for my reading habits these days. This paints quite a sad portrait of the actor. Factual errors, including reporting Cass Elliot's death by choking on a sandwich are present as pointed out by another reviewer lead one to question the accuracy of the work. I will be looking up some details regarding his burial, and disinterment in regards to the Kennedy family.
Llanonte Llanonte
To the world Peter Lawford appeared to have it all, but it wasn't true. He was sexually abused as a child and it seems he lived a lifetime reliving it, became an abuser of sex, alcohol, and drugs in the process. The book details not only his life but the people around him, celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy, Frank Sinatra. Interesting book but sad. Sometimes it's better not to know so much about a person, even if we love to hear all the salacious details of a tragic life.
Gela Gela
We readers marvel at the life called "normal" by those living in the world of Hollywood actors (and actresses) in the glory years. Yes, they were in demand and gave all they could to be there, even casting aside any moral restraints. However, perhaps they didn't truly realize the price of fame or the true perimeters of their world and the expectations we, their audience, place on their lives and the real cost. Some folk handle the theater very well and perform for years in small theater groups and then there were the Peter Lawfords. This work causes the reader to reflect on these demands and excessive rewards to some who pass on that road and naively ask, "how could they burn out and go up in flames like that?" This was a work that gives insight into that world.
Jairani Jairani
While I knew much about his adult life, I was not aware of his beginnings or the pathetic relationship he had with his mother. An interesting read, somewhat shocking in spots-- my gut tells me his spouse wrote it to bring in some bucks after his demise. Tragic story of an extremely talented man who succumbed to the excesses so many face today.

A cautionary tale.
Meztihn Meztihn
This book gave many details and stories I've never read in all the dozens of Kennedy biographical books I've read through the years. I was 12-years-old when JFK was shot, so the Kennedys are a defining part of my life. I found this book quite interesting, though it is not as thoroughly researched as some biographies, as many of the stories are simply ones Lawford shared with his wife (the author).
Monam Monam
I ENJOYED THE BOOK, LEARNING MORE BACKGROUND INTO PETER'S LIFE. HOWEVER, I WAS SORELY UPSET THAT PETER'S LIFE WAS SO DESTRUCTIVE TO HIMSELF. IT'S SO SAD HE NEVER HAD THE LOVING BACKING OF A PROPER FAMILY GROWING UP. HIS LIFE MIGHT HAVE BEEN SO DIFFERENT ALL THE WAY AROUND.
Written by his last wife but not as well done as an autobiographer would have done. Too much about herself, very little new about Peter Lawford himself.