BETTER THAN XANADUUntil a few days ago I could never say, "We partied at the castle."
"Twilight on the Terrace" a fund raiser by the Friends of the Castle, permits you a chance to imagine the parties
hosted by William Randolph Hearst at San Simeon, his mountain top castle, six miles from our more modest ridge top abode.
We've been to great parties and feasts and have seen a bit of this planet, but San Simeon is certainly one of the very top party places in the world.
The evening light on the mountain top is gorgeous.
Now I understand why Charlie Chaplin, Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, David Niven, Clark Gale, Carole Lombard, Robert Taylor, Howard Hughes, Winston Churchill, the Barrymores, Jean Harlow, Errol Flynn, George Bernard Shaw among others, liked to party up at the Castle.
Great local wine, food, music and views that literally do not end. And it should be noted, modern guests are offered a more varied menu and certainly more wine than W.R. permitted his celebrants. That's why David Niven learned to sneak in bottles and hide them in bedrooms!
See you down the trail
I want to have a catered dinner in David Niven's room, a private soiree with Sophia Loren. Could you arrange that, please?ReplyDelete
I almost had to physically restrain my daughter from jumping in the pool once.
Great party it appears.
Looks like a great time and your date looks gorgeous. And I know what SFM means about that pool.ReplyDelete
Hearst's LA gardener must have been a helluva guy considering Marion Davies married him after WRH passed away.ReplyDelete
Looks like a very nice time and Lana certainly fits in, not so sure of her date.
BTW, Julia Morgan the architect of San Simeon was the first woman architect licensed in California and she did a lot of work for Hearst and in addition designed 700 other projects including pro-bono work for the YWCA.
When Hearst gave George Bernard Shaw a tour of the castle Shaw quipped," This is just how God would have created heaven if HE'D had the money."ReplyDelete
Thank you for transporting my "storm wracked/power out/200%humidity" Indiana day to paradise with a dash of light. Chin Chin!!ReplyDelete