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The culture broker : Franklin D. Murphy and the transformation of Los Angeles

Author: Margaret L Davis
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Franklin Murphy? It's not a name that is widely known; even during his lifetime the public knew little of him. But for nearly thirty years, Murphy was the dominant figure in the cultural development of Los Angeles. Behind the scenes, Murphy used his role as confidant, family friend, and advisor to the founders and scions of some of America's greatest fortunes--Ahmanson, Rockefeller, Ford, Mellon, and Annenberg--to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Davis, Margaret L.
Culture broker.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007011570
Named Person: Franklin D Murphy; Franklin D Murphy
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret L Davis
ISBN: 0520224957 9780520224957 9780520925557 0520925556
OCLC Number: 290548455
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 490 pages)
Contents: Contents; Preface: Art of the Trustee; Prologue: Something to Prove; Part I: Chancellor; One: Into the Pastel Empire; Two: UCLA in Worldwide Terms; Three: Turmoil and Golden Moments; Photographs Following pages 78 and 238; Four: 1968--Year of Crisis; Part II: Chairman; Five: The Chancellor Becomes CEO; Six: The Chandler Empire in the Watergate Years; Seven: Power and Philanthropy; Part III: Trustee; Eight: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Nine: The National Gallery of Art; Ten: The Samuel H. Kress Foundation; Eleven: The J. Paul Getty Trust; Twelve: Three That Got Away; Part IV: Steward.
Responsibility: Margaret Leslie Davis.

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A biography of Franklin D Murphy (1916-994). It delivers the story of how Murphy, as chancellor of UCLA and later as chief executive of the "Times Mirror" media empire, was able to influence  Read more...

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