By far, his greatest achievement would be to guest on an episode of
Bewitched, with Serena.
By the way, Peter's mother used to dress him in girls clothes when he was a kid,
which probably contributed a great deal to the way he turned out.
He died on Christmas Eve.
On the 26th, there was a memorial service.
Ok, this is good. I'm reading a bit more of this book as I write this. After Peter dies, she gets a phone call from Jackie O. "She was kind, gentle and understanding of the horror that I had witnessed. She had undoubtedly arranged with the hospital to be called at the moment of Peter's death, for she apparently knew about the nightmare of blood passing through his body. She mentioned the fact that when her husband was assassinated she had held bits of his brain in her hand. And for a moment, we were two women, united in grief, who shared the experience of the disintegration of the men we loved." Riiiiiiiight. Think THAT conversation really happened? Uh uh. I don't buy it. Jackie going to this moron about the thing in Dallas? Nope. Don't think so.
So, there he sits, in Westwood Memorial Park, resting quietly. The wife gets the itch to write a tell all. In fairness, its a pretty good dish. For publicity, she releases the statement that the Kennedy's never paid for the funeral, and the cemetery was throwing Lawford out. Not true. I mean, the fact that there was a balance outstanding was true, but the cemetery never threatened to throw him out. With the launch of the book in sight, she accepts payment from the National Enquirer to have Lawford exhumed, and scattered over the ocean. Her book is released about 6 months later, but quickly disappeared. I'd get it if I were you, if you are remotely interested. Its a read. Tacky, but a read. Heh, says me.
There is another story, that Peter's ashes were actually split in two to begin with, and his old buddies, whomever they were, had scattered them previously. I don't know if that's true, but there ya are.
After Lawford was exhumed, Westwood was using the
crypt as a temporary holding space, and as far as I know, the most famous person
housed there temporarily, was Jack
My buddies at Celebrity Archives came thru again, sending me Peter's will. Great read, starting with Peter very amusingly writing, "To Whom it May Concern, as they say in the movies, being of sound mind and body..."
Interestingly, Hugh Hefner had a claim on Peter's estate. Apparently Hugh gave Peter a check for 10 grand, as an advance on Peter's autobiography. The book never happened, and of course Hugh wanted his dosh back. Great information as usual. Thanks guys.
This just in, from Findadeath friend Caedmon Morant:
Hi Scott. Hope
you'll have had a good Xmas and New Year by the time you read this.
Thanks for the info, Caedmon!