The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst by David NasawDavid Nasaws magnificent, definitive biography of William Randolph Hearst is based on newly released private and business papers and interviews. For the first time, documentation of Hearsts interactions with Hitler, Mussolini, Churchill, and every American president from Grover Cleveland to Franklin Roosevelt, as well as with movie giants Louis B. Mayer, Jack Warner, and Irving Thalberg, completes the picture of this colossal American. Hearst, known to his staff as the Chief, was a man of prodigious appetites. By the 1930s, he controlled the largest publishing empire in the country, including twenty-eight newspapers, the Cosmopolitan Picture Studio, radio stations, and thirteen magazines. As the first practitioner of what is now known as synergy, Hearst used his media stronghold to achieve political power unprecedented in the industry. Americans followed his metamorphosis from populist to fierce opponent of Roosevelt and the New Deal, from citizen to congressman, and we are still fascinated today by the man characterized in the film classic CITIZEN KANE. In Nasaws portrait, questions about Hearsts relationships are addressed, including those about his mistress in his Harvard days, who lived with him for ten years; his legal wife, Millicent, a former showgirl and the mother of his five sons; and Marion Davies, his companion until death. Recently discovered correspondence with the architect of Hearsts world-famous estate, San Simeon, is augmented by taped interviews with the people who worked there and witnessed Hearsts extravagant entertaining, shedding light on the private life of a very public man.
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William Randolph Hearst
Publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst built his media empire after inheriting the San Francisco Examiner from his father. House of Representatives but failing in his bids to become U. He lost much of his holdings during the Great Depression and fell out of touch with his blue-collar audience, but still headed the largest news conglomerate in America at the time of his death. George Hearst, a mining millionaire and U. He then challenged Pulitzer by buying the New York Journal.
William Randolph Hearst Sr. His flamboyant methods of yellow journalism influenced the nation's popular media by emphasizing sensationalism and human interest stories. Hearst entered the publishing business in with Mitchell Trubitt after being given control of The San Francisco Examiner by his wealthy father. Hearst sold papers by printing giant headlines over lurid stories featuring crime, corruption, sex, and innuendo. Acquiring more newspapers, Hearst created a chain that numbered nearly 30 papers in major American cities at its peak. He later expanded to magazines, creating the largest newspaper and magazine business in the world. Hearst controlled the editorial positions and coverage of political news in all his papers and magazines, and thereby often published his personal views.
Founder of one of the most extensive newspaper empires in history, William Randolph Hearst was a dominant and controversial figure in American journalism and politics for many years. His father, George Hearst , was a self-taught geologist who made a fortune in mining before becoming involved in politics later in life. Hearst's mother, Phoebe Apperson Hearst, became a philanthropist and was a regent of the University of California. Since his father was often away on mining trips, Hearst was raised mostly by his mother, and led a sheltered and privileged life as a child. His mother took him to Europe when he was 10 years old for tutelage in art and antiquities; in she sent him to St. Paul 's preparatory school in New Hampshire , which Hearst left abruptly two years later.
Publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst () built his media empire after inheriting the San Francisco Examiner from his father. He challenged New York World publisher Joseph Pulitzer by buying the rival New York Journal, earning attention for his “yellow journalism.”.
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William Randolph Hearst, the man who conceived Hearst Castle, was a media genius whose influence extended to publishing, politics, Hollywood, the art world and everyday American life., Hearst was the only son of George Hearst, a gold-mine owner and U.
For almost half a century William Randolph Hearst was the American publisher, editor, and proprietor business owner of the most extensive journalistic empire ever assembled by one man. His personality and use of wealth permanently left a mark on American media. He received the best education that his multimillionaire father and his sophisticated schoolteacher mother more than twenty years her husband's junior could buy—private tutors, private schools, grand tours of Europe, and Harvard College. Hearst's father had been a keen geologist student of the earth's history as recorded in rocks and lucky gold miner during the Gold Rush. As William Randolph Hearst. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Born in San Francisco, California, on April 29, , William Randolph Hearst used his wealth and privilege to build a massive media empire. A founder of "yellow journalism," he was praised for his success and vilified by his enemies. At one point, he considered running for the U. The Great Depression took a toll on Hearst's company and his influence gradually waned, though his company survived. Hearst died in Beverly Hills, California, in William Randolph Hearst dominated journalism for nearly a half century.