Patricia Kennealy-Morrison Interview

Patricia Kennealy-Morrison and Rainer Moddemann. Photo © Rainer Moddemann.
Patricia Kennealy-Morrison and Rainer Moddemann. Photo © Rainer Moddemann.

At the beginning of June 1993 I got the offer to do some interviews for a German TV company. Of course I agreed, and after some phone calls across the Atlantic I booked my flight. First city I visited was New York. On July 12, 1993, I met Patricia Kennealy-Morrison in New York at the offices of her publisher, 'Dutton'. We talked for a while about what the TV company was expecting and I set up my camera.

After some time she was ready to be interviewed.

Rainer: Patricia, You are the only woman that was married to Jim Morrison, and you own a certificate signed by Jim. Would you tell me what it meant for you and Jim being married?

Patricia: Jim and I were married in a handfasting ceremony which is a Celtic religious ritual. It is not a legal marriage and I would hasten to say that I have never claimed to be Jim’s legal wife, but it was very valid and very binding religious ritual. Jim took it very seriously, contrary to the way he is portrayed as taking it in the movie. It was his idea and I think that he did it because he knew it would give me great joy.

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