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November 21, 2013 | By Patt Morrison
The three gunshots fired in Dallas 50 years ago meant a presidential legacy unfulfilled - and a personal life unresolved. The sorry mess of sexual exploits that President John F. Kennedy left behind took years to emerge. The supporting cast was vast, and I knew one of them, a woman who was, next to Marilyn Monroe, the most famous one, though not by her choice. Judith Campbell Exner was the first of JFK's lovers to be publicly identified, and so she was pilloried by a public furious at learning that at least one wing of Camelot had more in common with the Playboy Club.
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November 21, 2013 | By Patt Morrison
The three gunshots fired in Dallas 50 years ago meant a presidential legacy unfulfilled - and a personal life unresolved. The sorry mess of sexual exploits that President John F. Kennedy left behind took years to emerge. The supporting cast was vast, and I knew one of them, a woman who was, next to Marilyn Monroe, the most famous one, though not by her choice. Judith Campbell Exner was the first of JFK's lovers to be publicly identified, and so she was pilloried by a public furious at learning that at least one wing of Camelot had more in common with the Playboy Club.
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NEWS
September 26, 1999 | PATT MORRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Judith Campbell Exner, the Los Angeles socialite whose affair with President John F. Kennedy embroiled her in decades of vilification as the first to shatter the Camelot myth, has died. She was 65 when she died Friday at City of Hope hospital in Duarte, and had spent the last decades of her life battling both the cancer that ultimately killed her and the speculation that sprang up after she was forced to reveal to a Senate committee her relationship with the assassinated president.
NEWS
September 26, 1999 | PATT MORRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Judith Campbell Exner, the Los Angeles socialite whose affair with President John F. Kennedy embroiled her in decades of vilification as the first to shatter the Camelot myth, has died. She was 65 when she died Friday at City of Hope hospital in Duarte, and had spent the last decades of her life battling both the cancer that ultimately killed her and the speculation that sprang up after she was forced to reveal to a Senate committee her relationship with the assassinated president.
NEWS
February 23, 1988
Judith Campbell Exner, who once had concurrent liaisons with President John F. Kennedy and Chicago Mafia boss Sam Giancana, says that she served as a courier between Kennedy and the Mafia, at Kennedy's request. In an interview published in People magazine, Exner, 54, said she lied 13 years ago in first describing her affair with Kennedy, when she said the assassinated President was unaware of her friendships with mobsters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1998 | PATT MORRISON
The scorn, the small sympathies, the smutty derision clamor and blare from the many-voiced media choir: Monica, you're a predatory slut. Monica, you're a sacrificial victim. Monica, get a talk show. Monica, get a book advance. Monica, get lost. Through these months of Fornigate, in a house in Newport Beach where the cats enjoy more freedom than their owner, lives a woman who has heard it before, because she heard it said about herself.
NEWS
November 7, 1991 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a widower who can't let go, Dave Powers makes sure a visitor sees the photos on his office walls. Pictures of him with Jack Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy and the children. Snapshots of a legacy that lives on. "You've gotta see this one," he says, pointing to a color photo of Caroline Kennedy at her 1986 wedding, standing next to Powers and her new husband, with the inscription: "In between my two favorite men." There's a picture of Powers playing with an infant John F. Kennedy Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1997
Ellen Goodman (Commentary, Jan. 16) asks rhetorically, what if President Kennedy had had to face Judith Campbell Exner's allegations publicly while in office? The answer is that the world would be a better place if we'd lost our illusions about the political class sooner than we did. Had he been personally discredited and thus politically neutralized, the Vietnam War might well not have happened. Goodman is wasting her energies anyway, trying to salvage the feminists' credibility after their hypocrisy over Paula Jones.
NEWS
November 9, 1997 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
The money, muscle and influence of organized crime helped John F. Kennedy win the closely contested 1960 election, investigative journalist Seymour M. Hersh contends in a new book on the Kennedy presidency. And once Kennedy was inaugurated, Robert F. Kennedy, his brother and attorney general, refused to pursue FBI evidence into widespread voting fraud, Hersh alleges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2011 | Keith Thursby
William Campbell, a veteran actor who had memorable roles in the television series "Star Trek," was in Elvis Presley's first film and in the 1950s was married to President Kennedy paramour Judith Campbell Exner, has died. He was 87. Campbell died Thursday of natural causes at the Motion Picture & Television Fund's hospital in Woodland Hills, said fund spokeswoman Jennifer Fagen. He was a busy film and television actor in the 1950s and '60s, making his film debut in 1950's "The Breaking Point" and singing with Presley in 1956's "Love Me Tender.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1998 | PATT MORRISON
The scorn, the small sympathies, the smutty derision clamor and blare from the many-voiced media choir: Monica, you're a predatory slut. Monica, you're a sacrificial victim. Monica, get a talk show. Monica, get a book advance. Monica, get lost. Through these months of Fornigate, in a house in Newport Beach where the cats enjoy more freedom than their owner, lives a woman who has heard it before, because she heard it said about herself.
NEWS
November 7, 1991 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a widower who can't let go, Dave Powers makes sure a visitor sees the photos on his office walls. Pictures of him with Jack Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy and the children. Snapshots of a legacy that lives on. "You've gotta see this one," he says, pointing to a color photo of Caroline Kennedy at her 1986 wedding, standing next to Powers and her new husband, with the inscription: "In between my two favorite men." There's a picture of Powers playing with an infant John F. Kennedy Jr.
NEWS
February 23, 1988
Judith Campbell Exner, who once had concurrent liaisons with President John F. Kennedy and Chicago Mafia boss Sam Giancana, says that she served as a courier between Kennedy and the Mafia, at Kennedy's request. In an interview published in People magazine, Exner, 54, said she lied 13 years ago in first describing her affair with Kennedy, when she said the assassinated President was unaware of her friendships with mobsters.
NEWS
November 22, 2013 | By Kerry Cavanaugh
The jury is now considering the fate of Angela Spaccia, the disgraced former assistant city manager of Bell whose compensation soared to $564,000 before she was forced out along with her fellow fat cats, City Manager Robert Rizzo and members of Bell's City Council. Spaccia is accused of secretly working with Rizzo to boost their pay to exorbitant levels. Rizzo's salary reached $1.18 million. He pleaded no contest last month to 69 felony corruption counts and is expected to be sentenced to 10 to 12 years in prison.
MAGAZINE
March 1, 1998 | PATT MORRISON
Right off, I will say that I like this woman. This surprised me, because we are so different. She is fearful, understandably, of new people and of old ghosts. Yet she is the toughest person I know. Being right matters to her. It does to me, too, but I only have to fight parking tickets. She battles the ponderous flywheel of history. On Judith Campbell Exner's head has accumulated a nation's civic disenchantment, from Camelot to Watergate and now Fornigate.
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