The Press: Such Interesting People

It was a routine assignment to every legman but the 18-year-old cub reporter from the Herald & Express. Just another murder-suicide of a lonely elderly couple in a Los Angeles hotel room. The cub, Phoebe Millicent Hearst, out on her first gory crime story, stared with elaborate calm at the bodies on the bed. Then she turned away to help brisk Agness Underwood, her tutor, rifle through the dresser drawers for pictures.

Last week, after tagging along with ace crime reporter Underwood for six weeks, Phoebe Hearst, granddaughter of W.R. and daughter of eldest son George, got to cover an assignment...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!