The Press: King of Kings

The hint was casually and artfully dropped at a London cocktail party by a member of the family: the Berrys would like to sell their controlling interest in the sprawling Amalgamated Press Ltd. magazine and periodical empire (72 publications). Hovering within earshot was an executive of the Daily Mirror-Sunday Pictorial group who knew big news when he heard it; he hustled the word back to the ears of his board chairman. This week, barely a month after he got the message, hulking (6 ft. 4 in.), baby-faced Cecil Harmsworth King, 57, bought control...

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