~ January 1914 ~ William Randolph Hearst, newspaper baron, bought a moribund current-news magazine, THE WORLD TODAY, and renamed it after himself. Then he bought the best names in fiction and fact, and the best artists. Two Maxfield Parrish covers are among his most famous, and the series of women's portraits painted by W. T. Benda in the early 1920's are remarkable. In 1925, Hearst merged the magazine into COSMOPOLITAN, which he had bought in 1905. www.magazineart.org
At Ciro’s, probably early 1950s, from Left: Horace Brown and his wife, Marion Davies; Davies’ illegitimate daughter with William Randolph Hearst, Patricia Van Cleve; and Van Cleve’s husband Arthur Lake.
Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst William Randolph Hearst did everything within his power to prevent the promotion of the iconic film, Citizen Kane, which Welles co-wrote, produced, directed, and starred in.
MARRIAGE CHEST - Spanish, late 15th – early 16th century. The interior side is painted by an unknown artist with a scene of St. Peter meeting Christ on the road to Rome. A front panel opens to reveal drawers decorated with gilded Gothic patterns.
The Billiard Room was a popular spot, where guests could relax and play both billiards and pool. This baroque game room is decorated with a variety of gaming themes, but it also boasts a 15th century Spanish ceiling painted with scenes of courtly life, in addition to a Flemish tapestry from 1500.