thespians. She fell in
with the California-Malibu jet set: Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra,
Sammy Davis et. al. She says she prefers the company of men over
women and her book shows it. She is flying from one to another so
often that, at times it is hard to keep track of where she is:
Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Miami, Chicago, Washington etc. She
met JFK through Sinatra. Kennedy immediately fell for her.
According to Exner, it was not just physical. Kennedy became a
dopey mooner in her hands. He talked of leaving his wife for her.
At times the pressures of his life got so intense he wanted to
escape with her to a deserted island. Since he can't bear to lose
her, whenever there is friction in the relationship, Kennedy
pours on the charm to smooth it out. Even when Hoover confronts
him with the Exner-Giancana association, Kennedy insists on
seeing her. At one time, he asks her to board Air Force One with
him. She won't because she wants to spare Jackie's dignity.
There is one scene in the book that caps her aforementioned
personal appeal vs. JFK's. It crystallizes the Errol