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  • George Hearst Biography and Information
    Download the Hearst Castle App Get Directions Hours Rates Summer Open Daily 9 00 a m Fall Open Daily 9 00 a m Thanksgiving Day Closed Winter Open Daily 9 00 a m Christmas Day Closed New Year s Day Closed Spring Open Daily 9 00 a m Ticket Prices Starting At 25 Adults 12 Children Ages 5 12 Under 5 free Buy Tickets George Hearst 1820 1891 George Hearst was born and raised in Franklin County Missouri in 1820 Growing up he received very little in the way of formal education but he did learn a lot about the so called lay of the land particularly with regard to mining He observed copper mining which was well established in Missouri According to legend local Indians referred to him as the boy that earth talks to Despite many hardships his tenacity talent and ambition yielded brilliant results George established himself in as a powerful miner and rancher in the Western United States A self made millionaire he owned interest in some of the most important claims in the U S including the Comstock Lode in Nevada the Ontario silver mine in Utah the Homestake gold mine in South Dakota and the Anaconda copper mine in Montana The Comstock Homestake and Anaconda claims would become three of the largest mining discoveries in American history His business acumen was shown in his understanding of what is now called vertical integration which links all phases of production from beginning to end As a rancher and prospector George Hearst continually acquired large portions of land throughout the United States especially in California and the West One acquisition was 48 000 acre Piedra Blanca Rancho at San Simeon in 1865 He later purchased the adjoining Santa Rosa and San Simeon Ranchos George Hearst would use

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  • Biography and Information for Millicent Hearst
    stage door Johnny at the time The couple s first dates were chaperoned by her sister Anita and after a lengthy courtship the couple married on April 28 1903 Millicent gave birth to five sons George Randolph Hearst born in 1904 William Randolph Hearst Jr born in 1908 John Randolph Hearst born in 1910 and the twins Randolph Apperson Hearst and David Whitmire neé Elbert Willson Hearst born in 1915 Phoebe Apperson Hearst mother of William Randolph Hearst was initially dismayed by Millicent s humble origins but with the birth of grandchildren she soon warmed to her daughter in law Millicent often visited the San Simeon area from 1906 to 1919 with her husband and children to camp and enjoy recreational activities on the Hearst Ranch Family visits continued for several years after the commencement of the construction of Hearst Castle on Camp Hill in 1920 During initial stages of the construction Millicent offered design suggestions to her husband who dutifully incorporated many into the directions he gave to his architect Julia Morgan Millicent even had the title role in The Lighthouse Keeper s Daughter a home movie of near theatrical quality filmed in 1920 on the Hearst Ranch William Randolph Hearst produced wrote directed and acted in the film Millicent Hearst became estranged from her husband in 1926 when his increasingly open liaison with film actress Marion Davies became intolerable Millicent thereafter maintained a separate residence in New York City while her husband maintained several residences on the West Coast with his paramour During the years immediately following the separation Millicent continued to visit Hearst Castle with family and her personal friends On the occasion of Winston Churchill s visit to San Simeon in 1929 Millicent Hearst was present to host the distinguished English aristocrat In later years Millicent

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  • Marion Davies Biography and Profile
    a m Christmas Day Closed New Year s Day Closed Spring Open Daily 9 00 a m Ticket Prices Starting At 25 Adults 12 Children Ages 5 12 Under 5 free Buy Tickets Marion Davies 1897 1961 Marion Davies was the stage name of Marion Cecilia Douras born in Brooklyn New York on January 3 1897 She was the youngest of five children born to Bernard and Rose Douras Watching her sister achieve success in show business turned Marion s inclinations toward a career in drama early in her life After leaving school she became a model for the famous painters of the day She assumed the stage name of Marion Davies and quickly established herself as a talented actress By the time she first met William Randolph Hearst she had already made a name for herself acting on Broadway Between 1915 and 1917 she appeared in Chin Chin Stop Look and Listen Ziegfeld Follies Betty Words and Music Miss 1917 and Oh Boy Her first encounter with Hearst came while acting in the Ziegfeld Follies Her brother in law George Lederer directed her first film Runaway Romany supposedly written and scripted by Davies herself In 1918 shortly after meeting Hearst for the first time she starred in Cecilia of the Pink Roses a film backed by Hearst From this point on as a gifted comedienne she was the most advertised actress in the world She also produced movies herself During the next ten years she would appear in 29 films By the end of her career she had starred in a total of 46 films including 16 talkies In the early twenties she and Hearst moved their company Cosmopolitan Productions to California and joined forces with Metro Goldwyn Mayer studios All of her major films were produced by Cosmopolitan

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  • The Three Graces - Hearst Castle
    Art Restoration Preservation Archival Information Facts and Stats Recommended Resources Hearst Castle Theater Shop Gift Shops at Hearst Castle Contact Volunteer Programs Photo Film Guidelines Hearst Castle Weddings and Events Hearst Castle Employment Friends of Hearst Castle News Menu Reserve your tickets Plan Your Visit News Updates Search for Tuesday February 9 2016 Tweet Download the Hearst Castle App Get Directions Hours Rates Summer Open Daily 9 00 a m Fall Open Daily 9 00 a m Thanksgiving Day Closed Winter Open Daily 9 00 a m Christmas Day Closed New Year s Day Closed Spring Open Daily 9 00 a m Ticket Prices Starting At 25 Adults 12 Children Ages 5 12 Under 5 free Buy Tickets The Three Graces This white marble statue is a copy of a famous neoclassical sculpture by the Italian artist Antonio Canova 1757 1822 Canova created two versions of The Three Graces in the early 1800s The original statue was sculpted for Empress Josephine and it is now part of the collection at The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg Russia The second version was commissioned by the sixth Duke of Bedford John Russell and it was originally installed at the Duke s

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  • Neptune - Hearst Castle
    Visitor Center About San Simeon Places to Stay Area Attractions Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary San Luis Obispo State Parks Elephant Seals Piedras Blancas Lighthouse Beaches Christmas at Hearst Castle History Historic Areas at The Castle Pools Wine Cellar Hearst Airport The Zoo History of Hearst Castle Tour Programs Hearst Castle Gardens Hearst Castle Gardens Preservation Historic People Guests of the Castle Art Restoration Preservation Archival Information Facts and Stats Recommended Resources Hearst Castle Theater Shop Gift Shops at Hearst Castle Contact Volunteer Programs Photo Film Guidelines Hearst Castle Weddings and Events Hearst Castle Employment Friends of Hearst Castle News Menu Reserve your tickets Plan Your Visit News Updates Search for Tuesday February 9 2016 Tweet Download the Hearst Castle App Get Directions Hours Rates Summer Open Daily 9 00 a m Fall Open Daily 9 00 a m Thanksgiving Day Closed Winter Open Daily 9 00 a m Christmas Day Closed New Year s Day Closed Spring Open Daily 9 00 a m Ticket Prices Starting At 25 Adults 12 Children Ages 5 12 Under 5 free Buy Tickets Neptune Many of the paintings collected by William Randolph Hearst feature religious or mythological scenes This one was painted in

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  • Two Sekhmet Figures and Two Sekhmet Heads - Hearst Castle
    at The Castle Pools Wine Cellar Hearst Airport The Zoo History of Hearst Castle Tour Programs Hearst Castle Gardens Hearst Castle Gardens Preservation Historic People Guests of the Castle Art Restoration Preservation Archival Information Facts and Stats Recommended Resources Hearst Castle Theater Shop Gift Shops at Hearst Castle Contact Volunteer Programs Photo Film Guidelines Hearst Castle Weddings and Events Hearst Castle Employment Friends of Hearst Castle News Menu Reserve your tickets Plan Your Visit News Updates Search for Tuesday February 9 2016 Tweet Download the Hearst Castle App Get Directions Hours Rates Summer Open Daily 9 00 a m Fall Open Daily 9 00 a m Thanksgiving Day Closed Winter Open Daily 9 00 a m Christmas Day Closed New Year s Day Closed Spring Open Daily 9 00 a m Ticket Prices Starting At 25 Adults 12 Children Ages 5 12 Under 5 free Buy Tickets Two Sekhmet Figures and Two Sekhmet Heads These four pieces of art date from the New Kingdom Sekhmet literally translates as the powerful Depicted with the body of a woman and the head of a lioness she was the bloodthirsty protector of Ra the sun god Egyptian Head on the left 18th Dynasty

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  • Marriage Chest - Hearst Castle
    Transportation Dining at the Visitor Center About San Simeon Places to Stay Area Attractions Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary San Luis Obispo State Parks Elephant Seals Piedras Blancas Lighthouse Beaches Christmas at Hearst Castle History Historic Areas at The Castle Pools Wine Cellar Hearst Airport The Zoo History of Hearst Castle Tour Programs Hearst Castle Gardens Hearst Castle Gardens Preservation Historic People Guests of the Castle Art Restoration Preservation Archival Information Facts and Stats Recommended Resources Hearst Castle Theater Shop Gift Shops at Hearst Castle Contact Volunteer Programs Photo Film Guidelines Hearst Castle Weddings and Events Hearst Castle Employment Friends of Hearst Castle News Menu Reserve your tickets Plan Your Visit News Updates Search for Tuesday February 9 2016 Tweet Download the Hearst Castle App Get Directions Hours Rates Summer Open Daily 9 00 a m Fall Open Daily 9 00 a m Thanksgiving Day Closed Winter Open Daily 9 00 a m Christmas Day Closed New Year s Day Closed Spring Open Daily 9 00 a m Ticket Prices Starting At 25 Adults 12 Children Ages 5 12 Under 5 free Buy Tickets Marriage Chest Spanish late 15th early 16th century The interior side is painted by an unknown

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  • The Continence of Scipio - Hearst Castle
    Directions from San Francisco Transportation Dining at the Visitor Center About San Simeon Places to Stay Area Attractions Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary San Luis Obispo State Parks Elephant Seals Piedras Blancas Lighthouse Beaches Christmas at Hearst Castle History Historic Areas at The Castle Pools Wine Cellar Hearst Airport The Zoo History of Hearst Castle Tour Programs Hearst Castle Gardens Hearst Castle Gardens Preservation Historic People Guests of the Castle Art Restoration Preservation Archival Information Facts and Stats Recommended Resources Hearst Castle Theater Shop Gift Shops at Hearst Castle Contact Volunteer Programs Photo Film Guidelines Hearst Castle Weddings and Events Hearst Castle Employment Friends of Hearst Castle News Menu Reserve your tickets Plan Your Visit News Updates Search for Tuesday February 9 2016 Tweet Download the Hearst Castle App Get Directions Hours Rates Summer Open Daily 9 00 a m Fall Open Daily 9 00 a m Thanksgiving Day Closed Winter Open Daily 9 00 a m Christmas Day Closed New Year s Day Closed Spring Open Daily 9 00 a m Ticket Prices Starting At 25 Adults 12 Children Ages 5 12 Under 5 free Buy Tickets The Continence of Scipio Giulio Romano after designs by The Continence of

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