Ted Briskin, son of company founder Samuel Briskin, began managing the Revere Camera Company when he returned from WWII. He became one of Chicago’s most successful young businessmen by 1948. He utilized that success to mix it up in Hollywood. Over two decades he married three starlets including Betty Hutton, Joan Dixon and Colleen Miller.
What made him great at business worked against him in Southern California. Midwest arrogance with WWII values rubbed his wives and other people the wrong way. Ted was a regular at Hollywood’s finest parties and the tabloids had a field day with his antics