Oil Honor

George's comment— “ . . . you have lost a father ” -is recounted in a September 16 , 1963 , letter from Gordon to JPG . The vitriolic attack inflicted on Gordon by JPG's lawyers is based on numerous documents produced in Getty v .

Author: Thomas Petzinger

Publisher: Beard Books

ISBN: 1893122077

Category: Business & Economics

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In this case, George F. Getty ll, son of J. Paul Getty, had a sort of domestic problem which needed a solution. He was living in Hancock Park, an exclusive residential area of Los Angeles. He had a neighbor, a doctor, ...

Author: James McDonald

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1581127340

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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James McDonald has put his experiences over 60 years in the oil busines into his book Gettyrama. While an officer of Tidewater Associated Oil Co (Flying A). he worked closely with George Getty, son of J.Paul Getty, and indirectly with J.Paul himself. In the first part of the book, he recites a number of "tales" about the Gettys which were not generally known outside of a few in the company. In the second part of the book, McDonald has included a number of articles which were published in Pacific Oil World over a period of years when he was an editor of the publication. He had a vast experience in the industry over 60 years and is cosidered an expert in the industry both domestically and worldwide.
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The J Paul Getty Museum and Its Collections

Relations between the two men were not always good. A conscientious family man and Christian Scientist, George Getty believed that wealth should be put to work for the benefit of all, and he felt that his son should now get to work in ...

Author: John Walsh

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892364763

Category: Art

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Provides a history of the buildings that have housed the Getty Museum collections, overviews the collections themselves, and offers a biography of J. Paul Getty
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Lloyd George

12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Lloyd George and Poincaré. Instinctive mutual loathing. (Getty) Curzon, Lloyd George's punchbag. 'My name is George Nathaniel Curzon. I am a most superior person. My cheek is pink, my hair is sleek, ...

Author: Richard Wilkinson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786731821

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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David Lloyd George left a profound political legacy, despite being described by the wife of his successor, Herbert Asquith, as a 'gambler without foresight'. He is, of course, best known as the Prime Minister who led Britain to victory in World War I, but his contribution to domestic politics was similarly impressive. As Chancellor of the Exchequer he introduced pensions and national insurance against sickness and unemployment, while as Prime Minister he extended democracy by giving votes to women. Yet Lloyd George was compromised by his flaws as a human being. Vain, cruel, capricious and dishonest, at times his notoriously corrupt nature threatened to damage the British political system. Providing a unique new perspective on one of the most phenomenally-talented - but also one of the most phenomenally-flawed - of British Prime Ministers, this book will be essential reading for anyone interested in modern British politics and history.
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Historical Dictionary of the Petroleum Industry

His father, George Franklin Getty, founded the Minnehoma Oil Company in Oklahoma. Getty worked in his father's company during the summers while he was a student (he attended the University of California at Berkeley, the University of ...

Author: Marius S. Vassiliou

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538111604

Category: Business & Economics

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Petroleum Industry contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on companies, people, events, technologies, countries, provinces, cities, and regions.
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The Culture Broker

The more George came to know Murphy, the more he appreciated his skills, especially his administrative talent. When a vacant seat needed to be filled on the board of directors of Getty Oil, George sought Murphy's advice.

Author: Margaret Leslie Davis

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520925557

Category: History

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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 direct the largesse of the wealthy into cultural institutions of his choosing. In this first full biography of Franklin D. Murphy (1916-994), Margaret Leslie Davis delivers the compelling story of how Murphy, as chancellor of UCLA and later as chief executive of the Times Mirror media empire, was able to influence academia, the media, and cultural foundations to reshape a fundamentally provincial city. The Culture Broker brings to light the influence of L.A.'s powerful families and chronicles the mixed motives behind large public endeavors. Channeling more than one billion dollars into the city's arts and educational infrastructure, Franklin Murphy elevated Los Angeles to a vibrant world-class city positioned for its role in the new era of global trade and cross-cultural arts.
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Those Guys Have All the Fun

George Getty II was deeply troubled in the way rich men's sons are widely expected, and some perhaps doomed, to be. On the evening of June 5, 1973, the son reached his breaking point. That night George had been especially upset and ...

Author: Tom Shales

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316125765

Category: Sports & Recreation

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In the exclusive behind the scenes look, sports fans can unlock the fascinating history of the channel that changed the way people watch and interact with their favorite teams. It began, in 1979, as a mad idea of starting a cable channel to televise local sporting events throughout the state of Connecticut. Today, ESPN is arguably the most successful network in modern television history, spanning eight channels in the Unites States and around the world. But the inside story of its rise has never been fully told-until now. Drawing upon over 500 interviews with the greatest names in ESPN's history and an All-Star collection of some of the world's finest athletes, bestselling authors James Miller and Tom Shales take us behind the cameras. Now, in their own words, the men and women who made ESPN great reveal the secrets behind its success-as well as the many scandals, rivalries, off-screen battles and triumphs that have accompanied that ascent. From the unknown producers and business visionaries to the most famous faces on television, it's all here.
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ESPN Creating an Empire

vice president and chief operating officer until George Getty could step back into that position. Needless to say, when that decision was made public, it raised the ire of the company's top oil executives and some of the members of the ...

Author: Stuart Evey

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 9781623681418

Category: Performing Arts

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In this newly revised edition, Brett Hull tells his own story and shares his troubles and triumphs. Through all the pressure and controversy that comes with being an NHL great, he strives to stay on top of his game and to maintain an easygoing attitude.
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Summary of Operations Annual Report of the State Oil and Gas Supervisor

George F. Getty , Inc. well No , " S. F. S. " 29 . ( Report No. T 1-18286 . ) Inspection of cementing operations . Cut and pulled 8g " from 4085 ' ; 25 sacks cement pumped in through drill pipe hanging at 4108 ' .

Author: California. Division of Oil and Gas


ISBN: UCAL:B3533937

Category: Natural gas


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Encyclopedia of History of American Management

George Getty decided in 1906 for personal reasons to relocate his family from the Indiana Territory to southern California, but Jean Paul Getty spent time each summer as a teenager working in his father's oil fields around Tulsa.

Author: Morgen Witzel

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781843711315

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 564

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Containing more than 250 entries, this unique and ambitious work traces the development of management thinking and major business culture in North America. Entries range from 600 words to 2500 words and contain concise biographical detail, a critical analysis of the thinkers' doctrines and ideas and a bibliography including the subject's major works and a helpful listing of minor works.
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The A to Z of the Petroleum Industry

He acquired a one-third interest in Minnehoma, soon to become the George Getty Oil Company. When his father died in 1930, Getty became president of the company. However, he did not have a controlling interest.

Author: Marius S. Vassiliou

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810870665

Category: History

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The world as we have known it for the past century would have been very different without petroleum. Petroleum, particularly in the form of crude oil and its refined products, has been central to all aspects of modern industrial society and has been a major strategic geopolitical objective for nations. The 20th century was the age of oil, and at least part of the 21st century will be as well. Petroleum is used as an energy source and as a raw material for the production of an immense variety of chemicals and synthetic materials. Almost all the world's food relies on petroleum for fertilizer, pesticides, cultivation, or transport. Petroleum has been particularly dominant as a source of transportation fuels, an application for which cost-effective substitutes will be especially difficult to find. The A to Z of the Petroleum Industry presents a concise but complete one-volume reference on the history of the petroleum industry from pre-modern times to the present day. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on companies, people, places, events, technologies, and phenomena related to the history of the world's petroleum industry. Anyone interested in the history, status, and outlook for the petroleum industry will find this book a uniquely valuable source.
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American Dynasties

George Franklin Getty II (1924–1973), the oldest, killed himself the same year young Paul Getty III was kidnapped. Ronald Getty (1929–2009) was the son who would suffer for his mother's acrimonious divorce from his father for the rest ...

Author: Rachel Dickinson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493048151

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Approached from a historical lens, learn about the great and influential families, their rise and sometimes their fall. No one likes to believe that America has its own aristocracy, but the families described in this narrative share how these American families climbed the social ladder and their resulting legacies. Approached from a historical lens, learn about the great and influential families, their rise and sometimes their fall, including the following families:Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Ford, Getty, Hearst, Morgan, Astor, Coors, Adams, Kennedy, Nampeyo, Wyeth, Carter, and Barrymore.
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American Inventors Entrepreneurs and Business Visionaries

His father, George, was an attorney and oil investor, and his mother, Sarah, was a socialite. At age 11 Getty caught “oil fever” when he accompanied his father to Indian Territory, now Oklahoma, where George Getty owned several oil ...

Author: Charles W. Carey

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9780816068838

Category: Businesspeople

Page: 433

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This A to Z biographical dictionary contains 260 entries on important Americans from colonial times to the present. Each entry begins with a short description of the person's importance, then the entry provides the person's birth date and information, and proceeds chronologically though his/her life. Suggestions for further reading follow each entry. There is a topical introduction to the book, a bibliography at the end of the book, two subject indexes, and a general index.
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George Getty

George Getty, J.P. Getty's eldest son was shuffled into the War Crimes dept. where he remained for years after WWII; eventually committing suicide?

Author: Grant Daniel Macdonald

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1499597738

Category: True Crime

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George Getty, J.P. Getty's eldest son was shuffled into the War Crimes dept. where he remained for years after WWII; eventually committing suicide? After Pearl Harbor - J. Edgar Hoover personally issued approval for the custodial detention of J.P. Getty - as an enemy of the USA. An employee at the Getty owned Pierre Hotel in New York City wondered why there were so many Germans being hired and staying at The Pierre during World War II. He called the FBI and the FBI charged J. P. Getty with Espionage, FBI File 100.1202, June 26, 1940. It was the job of the FBI in peace and in war to root out internal enemies of the USA. Dec. 20, 1940 the New York Daily News wrote about Getty's involvement with espionage at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. 43,000 people were killed in the UK while J. Paul Getty was in Berlin still shipping oil to Hitler five months before Pearl Harbor; December 7, 1941. The mother of J.P. Getty, Catherine Risher was German. 2003 documents declassified by UK Warfare Ministry reveal that in Oct. 1941 the pro-Nazi Jean Paul Getty employed and lodged Nazis at his Pierre Hotel in New York City; Nazis who were involved in spying on and sabotaging Allied Forces' war production plants.
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All the Money in the World

Jealousy, bitterness and non-stop litigation would all stem from the problems Paul Getty bequeathed his sons when he gave them a phantom billionaire as a father. The firstborn, George Getty II, should have suffered least.

Author: John Pearson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781448207817

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 348

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Inspired by the most infamous incident involving the Getty family - now a major film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Williams and Oscar® Nominee Christopher Plummer Oil tycoon J. Paul Getty created the greatest fortune in America - and came close to destroying his own family in the process. Of his four sons who reached manhood, only one survived relatively unscathed. One killed himself, one became a drug-addicted recluse and the third had to bear the stigma all his life of being disinherited in childhood. The unhappiness continued into the next generation, with the name Getty, as one journalist put it, 'becoming synonymous for family dysfunction'. Getty's once favourite grandson John Paul Getty III was kidnapped by the Italian mafia who cut off his ear to raise a ransom and, after a lifetime of drink and drugs, became a paraplegic. His granddaughter Aileen has AIDS. And the Getty family itself has been torn apart by litigation over their poisoned inheritance. But did the disaster have to happen? John Pearson, who has specialized in biographies of families as varied as the Churchills, the British Royal Family, the Devonshires and the Krays, sets out to find the answer. The result, first published in 1995, is a fascinating saga of an extraordinary dynasty. He traces much of the trouble to the bizarre character of the avaricious, sex-obsessed billionaire, J. Paul Getty himself - and demonstrates how much of his behaviour has been repeated in succeeding generations. He describes the famous kidnapping of his grandson in graphic detail, revealing how the old man's attitude added considerably to the boy's sufferings. And he shows how the family has coped with the latest modern scourges: drugs and AIDS. For All the Money in the World is not a hopeless story. While some of the family have been damaged by the Getty legacy, others have saved themselves from disaster, most notably the cricket-loving philanthropist, J. Paul Getty Jr. Pearson's moving story of his recovery from drugs and deep personal tragedy shows that there is hope for future generations of this stricken family - and demonstrates that money can be used to buy survival and even happiness.
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Oil Man

As 1903 came to a close, George Getty struck oil on Lot 50 at 1,400 feet. The well came in as a gusher and provided a steady production of one hundred barrels a day, making Getty an instant success. By 1905 Minnehoma had six wells ...

Author: Michael Wallis

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806146966

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

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This rich, rousing gusher of a biography captures the life and times of an American hero and the birth of the modern oil empire he created. Frank Phillips, founder of Phillips Petroleum, was one of the most prominent self-made business tycoons of the twentieth century. In Oil Man, Michael Wallis, a best-selling historian of the West, presents Phillips against a pageant of luminaries and outlaws that includes Will Rogers, Harry Truman, Edna Ferber, J. Paul Getty, and Pretty Boy Floyd. Spanning the final days of America's frontier West through the Roaring Twenties and two world wars, Oil Man is a bold, colorful biography of an original American entrepreneur. A classic work that continues to gather accolades since its original publication in 1988, the book captures the life and times of an American hero.
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Interchange Third Edition Full Contact Intro B

... left to right ) © Peter Hvizdak / The Image Works ; © SuperStock ; © Elie Bernager / Getty Images ; ( bottom row ... Getty Images 91 ( clockwise from top left ) © Fred George / Getty Images ; © Andreas Pollock / Getty Images ...

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521686660

Category: Education

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Interchange Third Edition is a fully revised edition of New Interchange, the world's most successful series for adult and young adult learners of North American English. The course has been thoroughly revised to reflect the most recent approaches to language teaching and learning.
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All the Money in the World

Millionaire oilman George Getty so mistrusted his playboy son, lean Paul, known as 1. Paul, that when George died in I930, he left the bulk of his $2 I0 million fortune to his own wife, Sarah. That didn't stop 1.

Author: Peter W. Bernstein

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307267702

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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From Wall Street to the West Coast, from blue-collar billionaires to blue-blood fortunes, from the Google guys to hedge-fund honchos, All the Money in the World gives us the lowdown on today richest Americans. Veteran journalists Peter W. Bernstein and Annalyn Swan delve into who made and lost the most money in the past twenty-five years, the fields and industries that have produced the greatest wealth, the biggest risk takers, the most competitive players, the most wasteful family feuds, the trophy wives, the most conspicuous consumers, the biggest art collectors, and the most and least generous philanthropists. Incorporating exclusive, never-before-published data from Forbes magazine, All the Money in the World is a vastly entertaining, behind-the-scenes look at today's Big Rich.
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Material Dreams

George Franklin Getty, meanwhile, was growing rich from the wells that covered the property he had leased on Telegraph Hill at Santa Fe Springs between Los Angeles and Anaheim. By 1923 Telegraph Hill was producing 70 million barrels a ...

Author: Kevin Starr

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195072600

Category: Philosophy

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Kevin Starr is the foremost chronicler of the California dream and indeed one of the finest narrative historians writing today on any subject. The first two installments of his monumental cultural history, "Americans and the California Dream," have been hailed as "mature, well-proportioned and marvelously diverse (and diverting)" (The New York Times Book Review) and "rich in details and alive with interesting, and sometimes incredible people" (Los Angeles Times). Now, in Material Dreams, Starr turns to one of the most vibrant decades in the Golden State's history, the 1920s, when some two million Americans migrated to California, the vast majority settling in or around Los Angeles. In a lively and eminently readable narrative, Starr reveals how Los Angeles arose almost defiantly on a site lacking many of the advantages required for urban development, creating itself out of sheer will, the Great Gatsby of American cities. He describes how William Ellsworth Smyth, the Peter the Hermit of the Irrigation Crusade, the self-educated, Irish engineer William Mulholland (who built the main aquaducts to Los Angeles), and George Chaffey (who diverted the Colorado River, transforming desert into the lush Imperial Valley) brought life-supporting water to the arid South. He examines the discovery of oil, the boosters and land developers, the evangelists (such as Bob Shuler, the Methodist Savanarola of Los Angeles, and Aimee Semple McPherson), and countless other colorful figures of the period. There are also fascinating sections on the city's architecture the impact of the automobile on city planning, the Hollywood film community, the L.A. literati, and much more. By the end of the decade, Los Angeles had tripled in population and become the fifth largest city in the nation. In Material Dreams, Starr captures this explosive growth in a narrative tour de force that combines wide-ranging scholarship with captivating prose.
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United States Congressional Serial Set

George W. Getty , Fourth Artillery , brevet major - general United States Army , is hereby most respectfully forwarded to the honorable Secretary of War , with an earnest recommendation that he will forward a copy to each of the two ...



ISBN: UCAL:B3986237



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