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Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951

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dates 1863–1951
city Beverly Hills
stateCA
other citiesSan Francisco, CA;Chihuahua, Mexico; San Simeon, CA; New York; Wales, UK; McCloud River, CA;
gender M
historical notes American journalist, publisher, and politician.
Ca. 1930 Hearst Publications faced bankruptcy and he was forced to sell off assets, including a large part of his massive collection of European art. The collection was sold by Hammer Gallery through Gimbel Brothers Department Store. The better works were sold at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Hearst married Millicent Veronica Willson (1882–1974), in 1903, and in 1926 she took up residence in New York, Hearst had an open affair with actress Marion Davies (1897–1961).

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1950-1960
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Bancroft Library, University of California William R. Hearst party photographs [graphic] see details...
Bancroft Library, University of California William Randolph Hearst papers, 1874-1951 (bulk 1927-1947). see details...
Long Island University, C. W. Post Campus The William Randolph Hearst Archive see details...
Bancroft Library, University of California Joseph Willicombe collection of William Randolph Hearst papers, circa 1900-circa 1945. see details...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Duveen Brothers Records, 1876-1981, bulk 1909-1964 see details...
The New-York Historical Society Mattie E. Hewitt and Richard A. Smith photograph collection [graphic], ca. 1910-1960 (bulk 1920-1939) see details...
Biblioteca Berenson, Villa I Tatti The Fototeca Berenson (Villa I Tatti Photo Archives) see details...
The Getty Research Institute Knoedler & Company Records see details...

see also:
Hearst, George, 1820-1891
Hearst, Phoebe Apperson, 1842-1919