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The iconic mansion from 'The Godfather' is back on the market at a $105 million discount. Look inside the Beverly Hills estate.

Jim Bartsch The iconic mansion seen in 1972 classic film "The Godfather" is back on the market for $89.75 million. That's a roughly $105 million discount from its $195 million asking price in 2016. In the movie, the mansion was the home of movie producer Jack Woltz, who woke up with a severed horse head in his bed after crossing the Corleone family. See more stories on Insider's business page. The historic Los Angeles mansion where the classic 1972 film "The Godfather" filmed...
Tags: Real Estate, Beyonce, Entertainment, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Beverly Hills, John F Kennedy, The Godfather, Paramount Pictures, Mansions, Jay, Long Island, Ross, Mediterranean

Unbound Edition Press to Publish The Ambassador Owl, Seventh Book of Fiction from Aimee Parkison

Unbound Edition Press today announced it will publish Aimee Parkison’s next collection of stories, The Ambassador Owl, which is her seventh work of fiction. Parkison, known for her inventive narratives and experimental forms, often writes of ill-fated families, relationships and lovers with a dark humor serving to make unimaginable traumas both tolerable and knowable. The 12 stories comprising The Ambassador Owl deliver on these themes at a higher level, delving into marriage and mourning, lu...
Tags: Marriage, News, Owls, Seo, Loss, Violence, Short Stories, Oklahoma, Short Fiction, Aimee, Mourning, MFA, Lust, Christopher Isherwood, Parkison, William Randolph

Overlooked No More: Julia Morgan, Pioneering Female Architect

Morgan, who was the first woman to earn an architect’s license in California, was a prolific designer of hundreds of buildings, namely the Hearst Castle at San Simeon.
Tags: News, California, Architecture, Hearst, Morgan, Hearst Castle, Women and Girls, Julia Morgan, William Randolph, Restoration and Renovation, Historic Buildings and Sites, Biographical Information, Julia (1872-1957, Past Tense

Taking a Dip in History: A Pool Party at Hearst Castle

Hollywood luminaries once cavorted in this pool designed for a media tycoon, and regular people recently got a chance to dive in, too, for a price.
Tags: Hollywood, Design, News, California, Architecture, Hearst, Morgan, Hearst Castle, William Randolph, Historic Buildings and Sites, Neptune Pool, Julia (1872-1957

Architectural Wonders Of The Hearst Castle In San Simeon, California

The Casa Grande is the centerpiece of Hearst Castle. Located in central California along the Pacific Ocean coast, stands Hearst Castle. This architectural wonder, was the home of the famous American newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst from 1919 to 1947. It is the 10 th stop in the series Off The Beaten Path. At one time, christened La Cuesta Encantada or The Enchanted Hill by its famous resident, today it is both a California Historical Landmark and a National Historical La...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Hollywood, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Spain, United States, Winston Churchill, Stanley Kubrick, Lady Gaga, Pacific Ocean, James Stewart, United States Travel Blog, Atlantic Ocean, Charles Lindbergh

12 ways SLO County will surprise you

San Luis Obispo County (SLO CAL) — halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco — is a classic California blend of sea, soil, and oh-so-laid-back vibes. It’s all about wide open spaces, extended growing seasons, wildlife, trails, and the freshest of flavors. If you didn’t know any better, this could be a mere Highway One pit stop. Fortunately, you now know better. Here’s a sampling of the reasons why SLO CAL should be your next vacation destination. 1. Our road trips are eco-friendly. Photo...
Tags: Travel, California, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sea, Seattle, Monterey, Pacific, Paso Robles, Santa Margarita, Robin, All, Hearst, Cambria, Versailles

Gray Church: Another Ecclesiastical Dream

Note from CM: I was going to write a post today expressing another dream I have for the church: that in our youth-focused American culture our churches might find ways to help people in the second-half of life understand what spiritual formation and a Jesus-shaped life mean for them. I think the traditional churches do a better job of this, but then again, many of them that I have known are composed of a majority of people who are older. Many evangelical churches, on the other hand, build on y...
Tags: Florida, London, Youtube, Church, Religion, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Jesus, Graham, Christ, St Paul, Martin, PAUL, Episcopal Church, Appleton, UMC

Mediator: Behind the Scenes, Billionaires’ Growing Control of News

Today’s quiet maneuvering by the ultrawealthy is very different — and can be more dangerous — than the undisguised views of moguls like William Randolph Hearst.
Tags: Finance, Bloomberg, Murdoch, Hearst, Henry, Bezos, Adelson, John W, Huffington, Rupert, Arianna, Thiel, High Net Worth Individuals, Peter A, News and News Media, Jeffrey P

Edward Larson on the Constitution’s “general contractor,” George Washington

Ask any student of American law or history, and he or she will tell you that James Madison was the architect of the U.S. Constitution. As the secretary of the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and one of only two delegates to attend its every session, Madison has rightly earned this title. But if Madison was the Constitution’s architect, Edward Larson argued last week at a lecture sponsored by the Supreme Court Historical Society, then George Washington – the other delegate with per...
Tags: New York, Law, Washington, France, Virginia, Massachusetts, Ben Franklin, Paris, Knox, Philadelphia, Jay, Madison, South Carolina, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Larson