The Press: Marion Davies, Consultant

After old William Randolph Hearst died last August, his heirs got a jolt from Marion Davies, the Chief's great & good friend for over 30 years. A document, signed by the Chief, was produced that seemed to give her control of his vast publishing empire. At first, administrators for the estate made light of the trust agreement as worthless. A second look convinced them that they might have been hasty. But no one wanted to fight the matter out in court. Last week, after a month of negotiating, the Hearst heirs signed an agreement that gave Miss Davies the recognition old...

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