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Marion Davies: The Times We Had (with Hearst at San Simeon)


a very old


I’ve been there -

flown that.

I once lived

on the dining hall


at San Simeon.

Many banquets.

Many hang-overs. 190 more words


Hearst, his California Castle and Citizen Kane--a too BIG story

It takes a very large personality to build a castle and refer to it as “the ranch.”

William Randolph Hearst was an imposing figure in the early 20th century, a polarizing newspaper tycoon who jumped into politics and mixed his  publishing fortunes with the business of early Hollywood and movies in a conscious and well-executed effort to greatly influence, if not control the public appetite, attitude and perspective on the political issues of the day. 658 more words

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