No. 118 (essentialsaltes) wrote,
No. 118
essentialsaltes

That's a lot of pennies

Fascinating story of copper heiress Huguette Clark, who has just marked her 104th birthday. Probably there wasn't much celebration; and not just because she's presumably somewhat ailing in her hospital bed. But because she's so reclusive that the last known photograph of her was taken in 1930. She's got a 21,666-square-foot house on 23 acres in Santa Barbara. Course she hasn't visited it in more than half a century.

To add some local color to the story, I note that she's the daughter of William Andrews Clark, for whom UCLA's Clark Library was named. The books, the building and the city block on which it stands were donated to UCLA by Clark Jr. -- Huguette's half-brother... after Clark Sr.'s first wife's "death, William began an affair with his teenage ward" -- who also founded the LA Philharmonic. Anyway, that's the kind of money we're talking about here.
Tags: la, money, ucla
Subscribe

  • The Big Goodbye / Red Pill

    The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood, by Sam Wasson I guess I thought this was going to be more generally about 1970s…

  • Chronic City - White Evangelical Racism

    Jonathan Lethem started his career with a kangaroo detective, and I was on board. But after he moved back to New York, he has become a lot more New…

  • Disco Elysium - Virtual Cities - The Light Ages

    I've solved the case in Disco Elysium (Final Cut), though that's probably the least exciting thing about the game. Part choose your own adventure;…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 7 comments