The Press: Hearst v. Brown

The tabloid Los Angeles Mirror and its morning sister the Times like nothing better than a free-swinging Hollywood brawl. Last week the papers got just what they wanted; across Page One the Mirror splashed the headline: BRAWL OVER MARION DAVIES. What was even better, they had a clean beat. The Times and Mirror were tipped off by none other than a friend of onetime Cinemactress Marion Davies herself. Rival Hearst-papers hushed up the story because one of the brawlers was the chain's publisher, William R. Hearst Jr.

Bill Hearst, 44, was on his way...

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