Documenting the most notorious house in Hollywood, this history spans the life and death of Mulholland Farm, the elegant and infamous mountaintop showplace built by film star Errol Flynn at the height of his fame. While appearing to be stylish and refined, Flynn installed secret passageways, two-way mirrors, and other voyeuristic tools into the house to spy on the famous women he entertained, as well as couples making love. He lived in Mulholland Farm during Hollywood’s Golden Era, when he was the most famous playboy movie star alive, remaining in the home through the rape trial that almost ruined him and the snatching of John Barrymores body. The intricate story of the farm also spans five continents to include Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Fidel Castro, Humphrey Bogart, Shirley Temple, Clark Gable, Billy Graham, Johnny Cash, Roy Rogers, the Rolling Stones, and the other two owners of the property, Christian singer/songwriter Stuart Hamblen and rock ‘n’ roll legend Rick Nelson..
… in a moment when a great but unknown shock is expected, the mind instinctively prepares itself by abandoning momentarily the faculty of surprise. In that vulnerable instant a kaleidoscope of half-guessed possibilities project themselves, and when the disaster has defined itself there is the feeling of having understood beforehand in some supernatural way.From page one of this strange little book, there is a sense of impending doom hovering over the reader straight through to the very last page. As one would expect from Carson McCullers, this book speaks of loneliness and isolation.
“Stan,” I said, and I said it kind of loud so of course he had to look up. “Tomorrow morning: 8:37. The red van with the out-of-state plates. You go head to head.
When Isabel Archer, a beautiful, spirited American, is brought to Europe by her wealthy Aunt Touchett, it is expected that she will soon marry. But Isabel, resolved to determine her own fate, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors. She then finds herself irresistibly drawn to Gilbert Osmond, who, beneath his veneer of charm and cultivation, is cruelty itself.
School Finance: A California Perspective illuminates a path through the thicket of financial terms and presents the subject in a straightforward way.Topics included in this book are:A history of school finance in California and the evolving environment of education in the stateThe role of the Chief Business Official (CBO) and essential information regarding revenues, fund accounting, income and expenditures, projections, and auditswide-ranging responsibilities of the CBO: transportation, maintenance and operations, food services, and facilitiesSchool site budgeting and fiscal management of student body organizationsEach chapter is followed by a list of key terms and a set of questions that lead the reader to review and apply what has been learned. The text closes with a glossary of school finance terms and a list of references. Accompanying materials included (on CD) a workbook, masters for overhead transparencies, and PowerPoint outlines.The information presented in this book is as up-to-date as possible.