Beautiful Bad Girl, The Vicki Morgan Story

Beautiful Bad Girl, The Vicki Morgan Story

by Gordon Basichis
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Beautiful Bad Girl, The Vicki Morgan Story by Gordon Basichis

Vicki Morgan was a runaway kid from small town America who became the longtime mistress of Alfred Bloomingdale—department store heir, Diner's Club founder, and "kitchen cabinet" confidant of President Reagan. She has been depicted as a high-priced mistress who willingly participated in Bloomingdale's alleged sadomasochistic sex games, relishing a life of high spending luxury, high society, finance and power politics, and as a woman who lived beyond her years and died before her time.But the woman Gordon Basichis found was much more than a plaything of international society. He found an intelligent girl who thought of herself as a tomboy, yet longed for an enlightened sensibility. He found a woman of traditional values who twice married other men to try to escape her role as Bloomingdale's mistress, and who later disguised herself daily as a nurse to visit Bloomingdale as he lay dying of cancer. He found an American dream gone sour.Basichis worked with Vicki Morgan almost daily for the nine months leading up to her bizarre murder, and became the chief prosecution witness against Marvin Pancoast in the even more bizarre trial that followed, replete with allegations of "missing" sex tapes involving Reagan cabinet members.The book is funny and mesmerizing and painful at times. It is a story filled with power, intrigue and obsession..."

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BN ID: 2940000833827
Publisher: Gordon Basichis
Publication date: 03/09/2010
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 505,659
File size: 615 KB

About the Author

Gordon Basichis is the author of Beautiful Bad Girl, The Vicki Morgan Story. This real life story of the tempestuous relationship between department store scion and member of President Ronald Reagan's kitchen cabinet, Alfred Bloomingdale and his longtime mistress, Vicki Morgan. The story was an international scandal and made headlines around the globe, depicting Bloomingdale's thirteen year romantic tryst with Morgan, the kind of relationship that makes Fifty Shades of Grey seem like a basic primer. It is the story that doesn't die as each year Basichis is invited to conduct interviews and speaking engagements for television and various media as well as to provide background insight into the social and sexual mores of the 1980's. He is the author of The Guys Who Spied for China," a roman a clef exposing Chinese espionage networks in the United States, a quarter finalist in Amazon's Breakthrough Novel competition. Basichis' "The Blood Orange," is a hard edged, modern day romantic mystery thriller in the tradition of classic Los Angeles Noir. A cinematic journey through the exotic streets of affluent but deadly L.A. Basichis first published novel The Constant Travellers, is a metaphysical Western Fantasy that was optioned by two motion picture studios. He has worked as a screenwriter and producer. Basichis is Co-Founder of Corra Group, specializing in background checks and corporate research and investigation. Corra Group has clients all around the United States and around the world. He is a native of Philadelphia, but has lived most of his life in Southern California and Northern New Mexico. In addition to his books, Basichis has written feature films and television episodes. He has worked in the entertainment industry as a public relations account representative, serving a variety of major music groups as well as television and film productions. He currently writes for the blog sites Hopeful Romantics, which is featured on Kindle Blogs, and Corra Daily Planet.

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Beautiful Bad Girl, The Vicki Morgan Story 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting. Entertaining. What a wasted life. Hope Vicki's son's ok. I'm glad it was written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most boring books I have ever read. Story drags on and on. I refuse to read another page. A total waste of money.
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Nick Dunne based his fictional "An Inconvenient Woman" on this true story. This book is a fascinating read about a young girl who got in far over her head with very rich and very powerful people. Vicki Morgan's long affair with Alfred Bloomingdale and her subsequent headline grabbing murder is a compelling tale.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'I know one thing's for sure,' Vicki declared. 'I'm not staying here anymore. Alfred wants this and Bob wants that. Meanwhile I'm stuck in here (Mental Health Center) with no place to go. To hell with it! I'll check into the L'Ermitage. With what it costs for a suite there, somebody better do something.' I finished reading The Vicki Morgan Story last night, and I can only say that I was disappointed. I thought that there would be more substance and more excitement but no way. I guess having a love for Hollywood stories I cast my expectations a bit too high no fault of the author of course. It is sad that poor Vicki lacked the proper guidance to pull her into adulthood, relying on the pockets of older men and as far as I could see anyone who would give her money,she never worked and counted on her looks to get her by. I cannot fault her if she knew no better but the older men whom she hung withand who desperately wanted her, should never have taken advantage of her for sexual favours and attention. May God rest her weary soul. Reviewed by Heather Marshall Negahdar 17/07/06