William Randolph Hearst

8 Stories

Hearst's 'Dark' Plot Against Orson Welles, Citizen Kane

Upcoming book says media mogul tried everything he could to discredit director

(Newser) - Orson Welles may not have thought William Randolph Hearst himself was out to directly sabotage Citizen Kane, the movie partly based on the tycoon's life, but documents never before published appear to show what the Guardian labels a seedy scheme against Welles and RKO pictures, including "extortion, media... More »

JFK, Jackie O's Honeymoon Home: Yours for $135M

William Randolph Hearst, Marion Davies lived at Beverly House

(Newser) - Beverly House, in Beverly Hills, has a storied past: Not only was it once home to publishing giant William Randolph Hearst and actress Marion Davies—it was also a honeymoon destination for Jackie and John F. Kennedy. Perhaps less appealingly, it's the site of the famous Godfather scene in... More »

Ranchers Shoot Hearst Castle Zebras

One rancher's turning them into rugs

(Newser) - Hasty California ranchers shot dead three Hearst Castle zebras who strayed onto their property, and neighbors are aghast. The zebras—a buck, a mare and yearling—were part of a herd that roams castle grounds, the remnants of what was at one time the largest private zoo in the world,... More »

Hearst Castle Will Return Paintings Seized by Nazis

Descendants of Holocaust victim to reclaim Renaissance artworks

(Newser) - Two Renaissance paintings confiscated by the Nazis will be returned to the descendants of their Jewish owners after decades hanging in California's Hearst Castle, the Los Angeles Times  reports. Relatives of the Oppenheimers, art dealers whose possessions were sold at a forced auction, are traveling from all over the world... More »

Hearst Group to Auction Night at Xanadu

Organizers hope to raise $100K to restore Hearst art collection

(Newser) - Wanna-be Citizen Kanes have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend a night at Hearst Castle—if they can pony up enough cash. A single night for two at William Randolph Heart's ultra-luxe California digs is going up for auction this month on eBay to raise funds to restore the legendary publisher's... More »

Murdoch's Journal Readies Battle Against the Times

Clash of titans recalls Hearst v. Pulitzer

(Newser) - A newly Rupert Murdoch-ified Wall Street Journal throws down the gauntlet at the New York Times tomorrow, reports Newsweek, in the biggest battle of newspaper titans since Hearst v. Pulitzer. Murdoch is looking for (more) power and respect from the journalistic elite at a time when the Gray Lady is... More »

The 10 Hottest Heiresses

These ten lucky girls have looks and money to burn.

(Newser) -
  1. Paris Hilton, 26. Recently spent some time in the pokey.
  2. Ivanka Trump, 25: A a degree in real estate and a connected dad.
  3. Nicky Hilton, 23:  Her foray into the hotel business proved disastrous.
  4. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 46:  Seinfeld star doesn't need daddy.
  5. Dylan Lauren, 32:  Ralph's
... More »

Hearst Mansion on Sale for Record $165M

Beverly House the nation's most expensive residential listing

(Newser) - Beverly House, a gargantuan pink stucco mansion in Beverly Hills once owned by William Randolph Hearst, is on the market for a cool $165 million, making it  the most expensive residential listing in the nation. Runners up are an estate in Big Sky country on the market for $155 million... More »

8 Stories