Peter Lawford starred in films like “Easter Parade” and “The Picture of Dorian Gray”, and was known for his involvement with many of Hollywood’s top names. But he is best remembered for his connections with the Kennedy family and as the man who introduced John F.Kennedy to Marilyn Monroe. After marrying Kennedy’s sister in 1956, he was privy to the secrets and scandal that surrounded that elite family and its circle, but Lawford took his secrets with him to the grave.
Now, through interviews with Lawford’s friends and access to his personal papers and to FBI documents, James Spada has pieced together this biography which includes accounts of how Lawford led Kennedy on “girl-hunting” expeditions and how he would pick up Monroe and drive her to meet the President. Lawford is known to have been the last person to see Monroe alive, and the book deals with the events leading to her death.
The author’s other biographies include “Grace: The Secret Life of a Princess” and “Monroe: Her Life in Pictures”.