Patricia Kennealy admits that her meeting Jim Morrison wasn’t really the work of “destiny” or “karma”, it turns out that Miss Kennealy had plans in place to meet Morrison for quite some time.
Patricia Kennealy, in a 1993 letter to the New York Times:
“In the line of critical duty [Patricia Kennealy once worked as a popular music critic for a brief period of time] I HAPPENED to meet Jim Morrison in an interview situation, during which both he and I behaved with total professional correctness.”
From Kennealy’s long-defunct ‘Lizard Queen Productions’ website:
“I went up to the Plaza Hotel to interview Jim – I was a major Doors fan – and POW! Instant karma got us both: love at first sight!! Though I must say I kind of already knew what was going to happen.”
– Patricia Kennealy
And, yet, Miss Kennealy revealed something in a 2013 interview that sounds a lot different from her previous version of events:
Thank you for clarifying how you “kind of knew” that you were going to “happen” to meet Jim Morrison and that it had nothing at all to do with “karma” or “love at first sight”.
And thank you for clarifying that you already had plans in place to meet Jim Morrison long before you were working “in the line of critical duty”.
This sounds more like Patricia Kennealy laying siege to Jim Morrison without Morrison knowing what Kennealy’s true intentions were.
And I guess Kennealy failed to mentioned her “pow! karma! love at first sight!” story in her…”memoir”?
“I’ve read Kennealy’s book about her romance with Morrison. I don’t remember ANY of this coming up in it at ALL. And given the scarcity of the actual time she spent with him, you would really think she would mention EVERYTHING.”
As far as Kennealy’s letter to the New York Times; daggers in desks, creepy photos, creepy letters, voo doo dolls made in the image of Pamela Courson, the actual paternity of Kennealy’s unborn child believed to be very questionable by a former friend and eye-witness to Kennealy’s aggressive confrontations with Morrison…
I believe it is safe to say that Kennealy’s behavior became a lot less “professional” and a lot less “correct” after Jim Morrison stopped communicating with her.
I’d also like to thank the self-professed “feminist” and “strong, independent woman” for revealing what appears to be her true motivation for taking the job with Jazz & Pop.
(And Miss Kennealy? You weren’t exactly subtle in making a special point to bring up Jim Morrison’s name even though the person interviewing you in 2013 tried to focus on the “career” that you like to shriek made you more worthy of Jim Morrison’s love than Pamela Courson. “Strong independent woman”. Unlike Pamela. Yeah. Right.)
“I went up to the Plaza Hotel to interview Jim – I was a major Doors fan – and POW! Instant karma got us both: love at first sight!!”
That’s funny, because this is how Leon Barnard, The Doors’ publicist, remembers Kennealy’s “instant karma” moment:
“I think Jim’s main interest was getting a review of his poetry books.”
Frank Lisciandro was one of Jim Morrison’s closest friends until Morrison’s death in 1971.
Lisciandro included this interview with former Door’s publicist, Leon Barnard, in his book Jim Morrison: Friends Gathered Together.
Page 299 – 300
Frank Lisciandro: Did you have the feeling that there was a strong relationship going on between Jim and Patricia Kennealy when you went to pick Jim up at her apartment? I mean; were they reluctant to part? Were they lovey-dovey?
Leon Barnard: “Oh, no. I mean when I got there…she lives in a very casual apartment in New York. No, it wasn’t all like that. I don’t think any claims were placed on either one of them, by either one; just like, ‘we’ve had three days of fun or just being together’. I didn’t feel there was any special connection between the two of them.”
Lisciandro: She did the interview with Jim. What was that interview like? Did Jim give her a good interview?
Barnard: “Well, it was just more of a conversation. It wasn’t a formally structured interview. It wasn’t a question and answer thing at all. That’s when we went out to dinner and it was more of an informal conversation.
I think Jim’s main interest was getting a review of his poetry books.”