Huntington Hartford

American businessman, philanthropists, film producer, art collector Huntington Hartford

George Huntington Hartford II was the heir to the A&P supermarket fortune. When he died in 2008, some obituaries noted that, Hartford "had once ranked among the world's richest people", but he squandered most of his fortune on investments and business decisions over the years. Huntington's father, Edward V.
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Deceased
19 May 2008
Death Place
Bahamas

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Gov. Cargo's bust to grace NM State Capitol - Albany Times Union
Google News - over 6 years
The Huntington Hartford Foundation paid her to create her art. Later, she was accepted into a similar residency program at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos. The artist said she doesn't remember who commissioned her to do Cargo's bust
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Musei sull'acqua: la Joseph Conrad di Mystic Seaport - MondoNauticaBlog (Blog)
Google News - over 6 years
In effetti, dopo il già citato giro del mondo (un viaggio di ben 58mila miglia), fu acquistata da George Huntington Hartford, il quale decise proprio di cambiargli nome e di dedicare le sue gesta a Joseph Conrad. Ha inizio così una nuova serie di
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Stanford Hospital: Baby Steps as Hospital Moves Forward - Curbed SF
Google News - almost 7 years
Stone's work is not very popular these days, despite the resurgent interest in Mid-Century Modern, and his Kennedy Center in Washington DC is subject to regular, ongoing derision; his museum for Huntington Hartford in New York underwent a controversial
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The little chapel on Club Med grounds on Paradise (Hog) Island - thebahamasweekly.com
Google News - almost 7 years
I met Mrs Clap (a former teacher of English at Queen's College with Roger Kelty) at the airport and she also said that the stones came over when Huntington Hartford built the Cloisters. Mrs Karen Cargill of Kerzner International asked if we had any
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Every fiber of their being - NewsOK.com
Google News - almost 7 years
She received the Huntington-Hartford Fellowship in 1954 and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Fellowship in 1955. Then came the awards. In 1958, she was given the American Institute of Architecture Craftsmanship Award in Kansas City for her repousse doors at
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New York Parties Are So Over - Village Voice (blog)
Google News - almost 7 years
Huntington Hartford was not there but Teresa Wright was. Sally Kellerman stood under the Rainbow Room's cardboard Himalayan Arches stating to the exploding flash-bulbs, "Yes, I did leave tonight's premiere after 10 minutes...and yes by the front door
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Casino Chief Is Said to Be Rembrandt's New Owner
NYTimes - about 8 years
The mysterious telephone bidder who paid $33.2 million for a Rembrandt portrait at Christie's in London last week was buying the painting on behalf of the Las Vegas casino owner Stephen A. Wynn, according to several experts familiar with the transaction. The price, an auction record for this artist, was nearly three times what Mr. Wynn paid for a
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INSIDE ART; Old Master Steps Out, Heading To Market
NYTimes - over 8 years
A Rembrandt portrait that has been hidden in a private collection and not seen by the public for nearly 40 years is being sold at Christie's in London on Dec. 8. ''Portrait of a Man, Half-Length, With His Arms Akimbo,'' from 1658, depicts an unknown sitter, his expression imperious and his pose self-assured. Experts at Christie's say it could fetch
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THE REMIX; The View From Here Scottish Fling
NYTimes - over 9 years
The Hutsons stayed at the Scotsman (20 North Bridge; theetoncollection.com; doubles from about $240), a boutique hotel in the dramatic old Scotsman newspaper building. ''Quite cozy and convenient, and the staff are sweet,'' Christina says. For an easy meal, they like the North Bridge Brasserie downstairs (northbridgebrasserie.com). At the Edinburgh
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The Rich and Famous, at Rest in Eden
NYTimes - over 9 years
GHOSTS and goblins may own the rights to Halloween, but the rest of the year belongs to the less restless residents of cemeteries throughout the region, where carefully planned and well-tended grounds have been attracting both the living and the dead for eons. By the mid-1800s, spectacular plantings, shade trees and wide carriageways had
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ARCHITECTURE REVIEW; New Face, Renewed Mission
NYTimes - over 9 years
It was fun while it lasted. The passionate battle fought recently over the redesign of 2 Columbus Circle, the curious white marble structure built by Huntington Hartford to house his art collection, was reminiscent of the preservation wars of the 1960s. When was the last time you saw preservationists marching in the streets? Or best-selling writers
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Paid Notice: Deaths HARTFORD, HUNTINGTON
NYTimes - almost 10 years
HARTFORD--Huntington. Such memories. Opening night of The Museum; the first issue of 'Show'; my first taste of 'Paradise'. Temporarily playing house for one wife and laughing while you urged another down from the tree-tops. You never forgot a friend, -a liquor store for one, a business for another and you always took care of Hal ...The parties, the
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Huntington Hartford, A. & P. Heir Adept at Losing Millions, Dies at 97
NYTimes - almost 10 years
Huntington Hartford, who inherited a fortune from the A. & P. grocery business and lost most of it chasing his dreams as an entrepreneur, arts patron and man of leisure, died Monday at his home in Lyford Cay in the Bahamas. He was 97. His death was announced by his daughter, Juliet Hartford. Mr. Hartford, a grandson of a principal founder of the
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36 Hours in Hollywood
NYTimes - about 10 years
HOLLYWOOD is one of those rare places that live up to their stereotypes, right down to the sign. But with minimal effort, it can offer a whole lot more. The pedestrian-friendly district represents both Los Angeles' past, with icons like the Capitol Records building, and the city's future -- multi-ethnic, vertical, dense. A recent renaissance means
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WHAT'S OFFLINE; Getting Away on Any Budget
NYTimes - over 11 years
WITH the cost of gas staying stubbornly around $3 a gallon, driving vacations have lost some appeal. Cities like Boston, New York, Chicago and San Francisco are perfect for exploring on foot and by using mass transportation, but they can be pricey when it comes to dining and lodging. Budget Travel identifies ''four friendly cities'' where ''you can
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A Museum Clad in Billboards? The Critics Are Not Pleased
NYTimes - almost 12 years
When the Museum of Arts and Design bought 2 Columbus Circle last year, its director, Holly Hotchner, defended the decision to reconstruct it, saying, ''I think nearly everyone would agree 2 Columbus Circle is a tremendous eyesore.'' Now it is a tremendous ad. Billboards for ''The Da Vinci Code,'' the film version, cover construction scaffolding at
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Paid Notice: Deaths KISSEL, WILLIAM THORN JR.
NYTimes - almost 12 years
KISSEL--William Thorn Jr. died February 10. Beloved husband of Barbara Case Kissel (d. 1978), beloved father of Michael Case Kissel and William Thorn Kissel III (d. 1980), beloved father-in-law of Elena Thornton Kissel, beloved Grandfather of Siena Case Kissel, Lucy Elena Kissel and Rosalie Thorn Kissel. Born Feb. 6, 1920, NYC. Choate School,
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2 COLUMBUS CIRCLE; A Colonialist at Play
NYTimes - about 12 years
To the Editor: Re ''The Secret History'' [Jan. 15]: Herbert Muschamp shares an important perspective on architecture and its role in the life of a city. But his use of 2 Columbus Circle does a disservice both to his thesis and those he seeks to recognize. Huntington Hartford was a reactionary, not a rebel. The Tahitian-themed room for his Gauguins
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Huntington Hartford
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2008
    Age 96
    Hartford died at his home in Lyford Cay on May 19, 2008 at the age of 97.
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  • 2004
    Age 92
    In February 2004, he and his daughter moved to Lyford Cay in the Bahamas.
  • 1988
    Age 76
    Catherine Hartford died of a drug overdose in June 1988.
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  • 1981
    Age 69
    Five years later, he married Elaine Kay but was divorced again in 1981.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1964
    Age 52
    To house his extensive collection of 19th- and 20th-century art, Hartford built the Gallery of Modern Art at 2 Columbus Circle in Manhattan which opened in 1964.
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    Hartford's taste for Los Angeles began to wane, however, after the Los Angeles County Museum of Art rejected an exhibition he proposed. He decided to build his own museum in New York City, the 1964 Gallery of Modern Art on New York's Columbus Circle, declaring that building a museum in Los Angeles was like putting up "a theater in Oklahoma" due to a lack of audience.
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    In 1964, Hartford offered the Pines as a gift to the city but was turned down by Mayor Sam Yorty.
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  • 1962
    Age 50
    In 1962, Hartford married Diane Brown at "Melody Farm" in Mahwah, New Jersey.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1959
    Age 47
    In 1959, Hartford bought Hog Island in the Bahamas, renamed it Paradise Island.
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  • 1957
    Age 45
    When his uncle George Ludlum Hartford died in 1957, the trust set up by the elder George Huntington Hartford was liquidated and Hartford inherited his portion of the estate.
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    This partnership led to Flynn staying in Hartford's pool-house briefly in 1957–58 and is the origin of a legend that "The Pines" was Flynn's estate.
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  • 1955
    Age 43
    In 1955, Hartford founded the Oil Shale Corporation, later known as Tosco, and was its majority shareholder and chairman.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1950
    Age 38
    In 1950, Hartford produced Hello Out There, the last film of James Whale, the acclaimed director of the 1931 version of Frankenstein.
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  • 1949
    Age 37
    Huntington's second wife was Marjorie Steele, an aspiring actress whom Hartford married in 1949. The couple had two children, Catherine (born 1950) and John Hartford (born 1958). The couple divorced in 1960.
    Hartford owned Huntington Hartford Productions which produced several films including the Abbott and Costello film, Africa Screams, in 1949.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1940
    Age 28
    In 1940, Hartford invested $100,000 to help start a newspaper, PM, with Marshall Field III and worked as a reporter for the publication.
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  • 1936
    Age 24
    On 10 November 1936, he purchased from Alan Villiers the sailing ship Joseph Conrad which he converted to a private yacht, and donated to the U.S. Maritime Commission as a sail training ship in 1939.
  • 1934
    Age 22
    After his graduation from Harvard in 1934, he went to work at A&P headquarters in New York in the statistical department.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1931
    Age 19
    Hartford was married four times, all ending in divorce, and had four children. His mother intended Huntington to marry Doris Duke, but in April 1931, Huntington married Mary Lee Epling, the 18-year-old daughter of a dentist from Covington, West Virginia. They divorced in 1939.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1922
    Age 10
    After his father died in 1922, Hartford's mother sent him to St. Paul's School.
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    After his father's death in 1922, Hartford became one of the heirs to the estate left by his grandfather and namesake, George Huntington Hartford.
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  • 1911
    Born
    Born on April 18, 1911.
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