When Joseph Kennedy was named chairman of Pathe (a Hollywood studio) in 1926, many industry insiders took an immediate dislike to him. "What's Kennedy doing in the movie business?" rival mogul Marcus Loew asked one day. "He's not a furrier!"
[Many of Hollywood's early studio moguls were in fact European emigres with backgrounds in the garment industry.]
[Harry Truman so despised Joseph Kennedy that he once threatened to throw him out a hotel window.]