Marion Davies & William Randolph Hearst

Marion Davies (January 3, 1897 – September 22, 1961) was an American film actress, producer, screenwriter, and philanthropist. William Randolph Hearst (April 29, 1863 – August 14, 1951) was an American newspaper publisher who built up the nation’s largest newspaper chain and whose methods profoundly influenced American journalism. 5.0/5

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Happy Birthday Marion! On Sunday, January 12, 2014, Santa Monica Conservancy docents turn the spotlight on Marion Davies: actress, philanthropist, famed party hostess and mistress of media tycoon William Randolph Hearst. Event takes place at Davies’s 1928 Julia Morgan designed Guest House at the Annenberg Community Beach House. Join docents as they highlight the woman often celebrated as the "bubbles in a glass of champagne." Guests are welcome to come in their favorite Gold Coast era attire or in costume as if attending one of Davies’s famed costume parties. Happy Birthday Marion! 2014 is a free event. Space is limited; reservations are recommended. All ages welcome. Guests are welcome to redeem their reservations any time between 11am and 2pm.
Whew! Today is a busy birth date for actresses! Happy birthday to actress Marion Davies (January 3, 1897 - September 22, 1961). Discovered in a Broadway chorus by publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, she became his mistress and protegee, and would remain with Hearst from 1917 until his death in 1951. They lived together at Hearst's San Simeon and beach house. Though many have drawn parallels between Marion and the "Susan Alexander" of "Citizen Kane," the fact remains that Marion actually DID have talent, especially when she was in her favorite metier - comedy. Her best known film today remains "Show People" (1928), in which she hilariously bites the Hollywood hand that feeds her. Hearst wanted to make her a great dramatic actress, and she could be decorous and tragic if need be, but she really shone when she was allowed to cut loose. Marion married once after the death of Hearst, to Captain Horace G. Brown. They remained married until Marion's death. She had no children. The photo below ...
Today in In 1897 actress Marion Davies born. Best known as the long-time mistress of newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst.
In Memory of Birthdays 1/3: * Hank Stram (1923-2005) renowned American football coach and athlete. * John Thaw (1942-2002) played the role of Inspector John in the police procedural show "The Sweeney." * Maxene Andrews (1916-1995) soprano singer and member of the Andrews Sisters singing trio from the 1930's to the 1940's and they sold more than 75 million records. * J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) English poet, author, and professor created "The Hobbitt" and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. * Marion Davies (1897-1961) actress and love of millionaire William Randolph Hearst. He financed het 1918 film "Cecilia of the Pink Roses." * Grace Coolidge (1879-1957) wife of President Calvin Coolidge. She served as First Lady from 1923 to 1929.
Truth and a couple of fictions. William Randolph Hearst and Marion Davies.
profound posting of Grant Devereaux: "Franklin Graham, Billy's errant son said that Pope Francis made a mistake saying he could not judge homosexuals. He said, God's word does not change. Well, two points. One, God never has said one word against homosexuality - nor did his son. Some Rabbis declared it was an abomination in Leviticus, along with eating shellfish and pork, shaving one's face or a woman cutting her hair - but God never said one word on the subject. Second, his Father Billy Graham became famous when he told William Randolph Heart that God would for give him for his adulterous affair with Marion Davies. Now we know that God allegedly did speak quite vociferously against adultery - it made his top ten list - but Billy felt empowered to override that. William Randolph Hearst used his vast newspaper empire to build up Billy Graham after he forgave him for his adulterous affair - which was on going. If Billy had not forgiven William Randolph Hearst, he would have remained an itinerant tent preach ...
Learning from Ron Genini's book that the Brabins to the late 40's held parties at their home where champagne and not hard liquor was served. They ended such social occasions with one party per year in the end for industry and film friends as a thanks for welcomes they'd received throughout the year. They visited with Max Linder and Grace Darmond. They also had over theirs Marion Davies, William Randolph Hearst, Wallace Reid, Thomas Ince, Rudolph Valentino and Louise Brooks in addition to others mentioned here from other research.
I watched the documentary "Battle Over Citizen Kane" and apperently the word Rosebud was the pet name William Randolph Hearst used to to call Marion Davies *** I belive this might have been the last straw for hurst and led him to accuse Orson Welles of being a communist.
Marion Davies' bedroom and dressing room and William Randolph Hearst's bedroom and dressing room and some wall decor.
Marion Davies - Operator 13 (1934) "A charming actress whose career spanned from the end of the silent era to the first decade of the talkies, Marion Davies' substantial talent was overshadowed by her storied personal life and ongoing affair with powerful newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. It was as a 19-year-old performer on Broadway that Davies first met Hearst, a married man who, after falling in love with the young actress, vowed to make her one of Hollywood's greatest stars. Literally sparing no expense, Hearst created a production company solely for Davies' projects and leveraged deals with major studios to distribute her films. Although her benefactor preferred to see his star in such elaborate costume dramas as "Buried Treasure" (1921) and "When Knighthood was in Flower" (1922), Davies' impish personality made her far better suited for comedies like "Tillie the Toiler" (1927) and "The Patsy" (1928). Whether justified or not, it was Davies' off-screen travails that earned her lasting notori ...
Marion Davies was better known as William Randolph Hearst's mistress, but she was an amazing and underrated...
Marion Davies was quite a character not the least of which was mistress to William Randolph Hearst. Oh to be at Hearst Castle.
Staying at The Santa Maria Inn. William Randolph Hearst and Marion Davies slept in this very room.
Nation’s most expensive rental may be most famous for ‘Godfather’ horse head Not to be outdone, the Beverly House in Beverly Hills, Calif., is muscling its way into the stratosphere with what is believed to be the most expensive rental home in the nation: a staggering $600,000 a month. You probably know the house without even realizing it: Remember the scene from "The Godfather" where a Hollywood mogul finds a horse head in his bed? That was filmed at the Beverly House. But the home has an illustrious history beyond that, too: William Randolph Hearst left San Simeon -- the California setting of his never-finished Hearst Castle -- to move into the Beverly House, which paramour Marion Davies bought for him in 1946. And John F. Kennedy honeymooned at the Beverly House with Jackie. Plus, the Kevin Costner/Whitney Houston vehicle "The Bodyguard" was filmed there. Some vital statistics: The 50,000-square-foot estate, at 1011 North Beverly Drive a few blocks above Sunset Boulevard, has 17 bedrooms and 29 b ...
"'Rosebud' was William Randolph Hearst's pet name for an intimate part of Marion Davies' anatomy."
"Marion Davies' mentor William Randolph Hearst" oh really? Mentor, that's the word we're using. ok...
The legendary property, once owned by William Randolph Hearst and Marion Davies, has returned to the market, this time as a rental $600,000
and the show is.THE CAT'S MEOW. Based on the true story of a mysterious Hollywood death, The Cat's Meow offers a fascinating cross section of Jazz Era characters who intersect for one notorious weekend on board William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924. The play was adapted for film in 2002, with a screenplay by the author, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, and starring Kirsten Dunst, Eddie Izzard, and Edward Herrmann. Weekend guests include: Charlie Chaplin, who has been carrying on with movie star Marion Davies, a secret known to Davies' paramour, the married – and much older -- Hearst; and movie mogul Thomas Ince, who is hoping to revive his flagging fortunes by forming a partnership with Hearst. Playing with fire, Ince tries to convince Hearst that he can handle both Marion's movie career... and her private life as well.
Sleep in the same home as William Randolph Hearst, Marion Davies, John & Jacqueline Kennedy slept in
Diane and I attended the 125th anniversary celebration of the Hearst Corp. Wednesday night at the beautiful Asia Society Texas Center at 1370 Southmore. The evening began with appetizers and champagne, wine, and mixed drinks provided by Hearst. The appetizers consisted of soft pretzels and cheese sauce, fried potatoes, lobster and shrimp corn dogs, pop corn with M&M's, peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts and a licorice stick, and mini hot dogs. Background music was provided by the Caceres Trio. We then saw a documentary film called "Citizen Hearst: Now You'll Know Everything" directed by Leslie Iwerks. ( She was present and is a granddaughter of Walt Disney.) The documentary gave the history of the Hearst Corp and family that formed it. It showed the vast contributions of the Hearst Corp. in newspapers; Metro Tone films, comics to animation to newsreels; Cosmopolitan movie production to give a job to William Randolph Hearst's mistress Marion Davies; radio stations; TV networks such as A & E and ESPN; and a ...
This lavish adaptation of Victor Herbert's operetta The Red Mill proved to be one of Marion Davies' most delightful and best-received silent vehicles. Davies...
This is the penultimate entry we have for our spooky cemetery series: 9. Hollywood Forever, Los Angeles. Hollywood just lends itself to ghost stories, doesn't it? So many broken dreams and scandals. And a lot of them seem to have ended up at Hollywood Forever. Some of the ghosts that have been seen include Clifton Webb, Virginia Rappe (the girl at the center of the Fatty Arbuckle murder/rape scandal), and William Randolph Hearst. Now, Hearst isn't actually buried at Hollywood Forever, but people have reported seeing him visiting the grave of his old mistress, Marion Davies.
14th August 1951: The American newspaper publisher and tycoon William Randolph Hearst died in Beverly Hills at the age of 88. Born in San Francisco, California on 29th April 1863, his methods profoundly influenced American journalism. His life story was a source of inspiration for the development of the lead character in Orson Welles' film "Citizen Kane". His mansion, Hearst Castle, near San Simeon, California, on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, was the idyllic frame of his love affair with Hollywood diva Marion Davies as well of that of Joe Kennedy with Gloria Swanson.
Another amazing pool my husband refurbished! The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is a new public facility located on 5 acres of oceanfront property. The Beach House story is one of evolution from private to public, starting with the development of the property at 415 Pacific Coast Highway as an opulent private estate in the 1920s. Historic Past. The 5-acre oceanfront site upon which the Annenberg Community Beach House now sits was originally developed during the Gold Coast era of the 1920s by William Randolph Hearst for actress Marion Davies. The Davies estate featured a mansion of 100-plus rooms and an ornate marble swimming pool. As with many Hearst projects, the vision of architect Julia Morgan provided a cohesive grace to the rambling estate. The Beach House was a hot spot on Santa Monica's Gold Coast, with Hearst and Davies entertaining luminaries from the Hollywood set, such as Charlie Chaplin, Louis B. Mayer, Samuel Goldwyn, Greta Garbo, Clark Gable and other stars of th ...
A tribute to Marion Davies, the silent film comedian overshadowed by her relationship with newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst. Their relationship was t...
Have you seen the film,"The Cats Meow"? Old Hollywood rumor about William Randolph Hearst & Marion Davies.
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