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Mogul to Mogul: T-Mobile CEO Buys CPW Penthouse Once Owned by William Randolph Hearst

A modern-day media/tech/communications bigwig has scooped up the home once occupied by the man who built America’s largest newspaper chain.

John Legere, the CEO of T-Mobile, has purchased a grand Central Park West penthouse that originally belonged to William Randolph Hearst. 305 more words

Red Grange in Los Angeles

Harold “Red” Grange was a college football player, an all-American halfback who rose to national prominence after his remarkable performance in a 1924 game against Michigan. 1,042 more words


Interiors: "Doge's Suite," Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California.

This lavish room with its velvet walls, Renaissance-era paintings and huge stone fireplace looks like you would find it in an Italian castle from perhaps the 15th or 16th century. 405 more words


Euthenics: It's Not What You Think

A brief item in “The Talk of the Town” for Nov. 7, 1925, mentioned the groundbreaking for a new building at Vassar (Lois Long’s alma mater) dedicated to the study of something called “Euthenics.” The term was used by Ellen H. 620 more words

The New Yorker Magazine

Research and Apologies for an Extended Absence

Readers, a quick glance at the history of Backlots tells me that I have not updated since June 10, which feels like a terrible sin on my part. 812 more words

Lara Gabrielle Fowler

The Times We Had by Marion Davies

Last fall the women in my family gathered for our annual Est Fest (Estrogen Festival).  That year we met in Cambria and thoroughly enjoyed our weekend trip.  291 more words

Hearst Castle