Sun. May 26th, 2024

S5E4: Swinging on a Star | Patricia Kennedy Lawford and Peter Lawford & Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger


You can’t talk Sinatra without eventually talking about some Kennedy trash, so in week four of Ocean’s Eleven: 12 Degrees of Frank Sinatra, Alicia brings us the first ever Kennedy divorce. Patricia Kennedy Lawford, sister to JFK, RFK, and Ted, married Hollywood heartthrob Peter Lawford and probably expected he’d settle down. He did not, and after years of putting up with his addictions and affairs, she divorced him in 1966.

Then, Stacie has Kennedy Divorces: The Next Generation, with the extremely trashy behavior of bodybuilder, actor, and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, before and during his 25-year-long marriage to Maria Shriver, niece of JFK, RFK, Ted, and Patricia. Did you stock up on soap? You may want to run to the store, because you’re going to feel dirty after this one.

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Alicia’s Receipts:

Book: The Kennedy Women. Pearl Buck

Stacie’s Receipts:

Book: Arnold and Me: In the Shadow of the Austrian Oak. Barbara Outland Baker (foreward by the Gropinator himself)

Book: Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold on Wikipedia

On his childhood abuse

Brigitte Nielsen discusses their affair

The LA Times kicks off Gropinator coverage just ahead of the 2003 recall election. If only we had listened.

The Evening Standard’s Wendy Leigh was as horrified by it all as we should have been back in 2003.

Mike Redmond writing at NickiSwift.com has so many details about Arnold’s trashy life, but especially David Pecker’s apparent extortion of him on behalf of AMI/The National Enquirer. Some things never change, I guess.

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