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William Randolph Hearst

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  • 'Men in White,' the original medical drama

     
    If you’ve ever been hooked on a hospital-centered drama like “Grey’s Anatomy,” “House,” “ER” or “St. Elsewhere,” you can thank a 1933 Broadway play called “Men in White.” The drama took theatergoers inside the operating room for...
  • Lost L.A.: How Christmas Tree Lane came to be

     
    The day is Christmas, 1938. Thousands of cars rumble down Altadena's Santa Rosa Avenue, the street's towering cedars aglow for what a photo caption in the Los Angeles Times calls "The Mile of Trees." The tourist attraction wasn't really a mile long -- but...
  • Lost L.A.: Banker brothers left a lasting legacy downtown

     
    In this installment of Lost L.A., our columnist Sam Watters looks at how successful bankers over 100 years ago built the cornerstones of what we know as downtown. Brothers and co-founders of the Farmers & Merchants National Bank, Herman and Isaias...
  • John Sayles, novelist, seeks a binding agreement

    John Sayles, novelist, seeks a binding agreement
    For 40 minutes last month he held them spellbound, reading about America in 1898. John Sayles didn't just give the crowd a taste of his new novel, "Some Time in the Sun" -- he performed a comedy about tabloid newsboys in New York, playing 26 characters...
  • 'Hearst the Collector' at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

    'Hearst the Collector' at Los Angeles County Museum of Art
    Snobbery and wealth, like love and marriage, don't always go together. The same holds for knowledge and money, as in "He's got more dollars than sense." At the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the complex relationships among taste, affluence and...
  • Barclay Butera pillow

    Barclay Butera pillow
    L.A. designer Barclay Butera has refashioned drawings by Julia Morgan, the architect of Hearst Castle, for a line of luxury pillows. The four patterns in the Casa del Monte series are based on pencil sketches that Morgan prepared for gilded plaster relief...
  • 'Roughing it' at Ft. Hunter Liggett

    'Roughing it' at Ft. Hunter Liggett
    "This is a unique destination where you are allowed on a military post, visit [one] of the 21 missions and stay overnight at Hearst's private lodge," says reader Lloyd van Horsen of Santa Barbara, in recommending Ft. Hunter Liggett. THE SETTING Ft....
  • Coming soon on EBay: A night at Xanadu

    For half a century, the beds at Hearst Castle have been empty. But now one can be yours for a night. And eight of your friends can join you to dine, swim in the Neptune Pool and toss off lines from "Citizen Kane" like, "I think it would be fun to run a...
  • Memories of the castle by a former Hearst chauffeur

    San Simeon, Calif. It had been nearly three decades since I stood in this spot, looking out across the Neptune Pool of Hearst Castle to the Santa Lucia Mountains. But this time, the feeling was different. Thirty years ago, I had almost free run of...
  • When Joseph Pulitzer brought new touch to newspapers

    When Joseph Pulitzer brought new touch to newspapers
    James McGrath Morris sees parallels between Gilded Age media baron Joseph Pulitzer's time and ours, pointing out that when Pulitzer (1847-1911) began to shape "yellow journalism," newspapers were going out of business and readers were bemoaning the end of...
  • Frederick Fisher's radical vision

    Frederick Fisher's radical vision
    The Los Angeles architect Frederick Fisher, who turned 60 earlier this year, is anything but a doctrinaire designer or a dogmatic personality. His houses, museum galleries and other buildings have over the years been executed in a relatively broad...