Paris Hilton: A Biography by Sandra Gurvis

By Sandra Gurvis

Not like different biographies that variety from the exposé to the gushing, Paris Hilton: A Biography is either certain and aim. It covers Paris's checkered kinfolk historical past, her privileged but unusually unassuming upbringing, and her explosion with sister Nicky as "It women" at the overseas social scene. Readers will find out how her relatives stimulated her, why she made the choice to step into the limelight, and why she maintains this present day, regardless of her many critics and setbacks. every one bankruptcy of the biography offers an in-depth view of a particular element of Paris's lifestyles: her dating with males and the media, how she grew to become herself round emotionally and projected a brand new photo, and what makes her this sort of clever businesswoman. The booklet additionally seems to be at darker moments, together with the intercourse tape, her prison time, and her exposure fake pas. after all, readers will comprehend what makes this complicated younger girl tick—and have a greater feel of what it really is prefer to stroll a mile in her Manolo Blahniks.

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Com. 3. “Hotels: The Key Man,” Time Magazine (Dec. 12, 1949), www. html. 4. Hilton, Be My Guest. 5. ” 6. Jerry Oppenheimer, House of Hilton (New York: Random House, 2006), 152. 7. Hilton and Ginsberg, Heiress, 10. 8. Oppenheimer, House of Hilton, 154. 9. , 155. 10. , 178. 11. , 232. 12. , 195. 13. , 240. 14. Hilton and Ginsberg, Heiress, 20. 15. , 33. 16. “Paris, Nicole Simple as Ever,” New York Post (Aug. 1, 2007): 12. 17. Oppenheimer, House of Hilton, 256. 18. , 27. 19. , 60. 20. , 65. 21. , 69.

She also periodically hosted an unexpected visitor—her teenaged granddaughter, Paris, then in high school. Paris had been shipped from New York for reasons that remain somewhat murky. Her mother claimed it was to avoid a stalker, while workers at the Waldorf-Astoria, where the family lived at the time, stated that Paris had taken off with a good-looking trucker whom she met at the unloading dock of the hotel. Paris’s other antics—for example, “borrowing” a friend’s parents’ car and driving all over the city—and her provocative 14 PARIS HILTON behavior with boys and at nightclubs undoubtedly also contributed to the banishment.

It was during this time that he became fascinated by aviation and attended the University of Southern California Aeronautical School, receiving his pilot’s license, a lifelong passion that culminated in the 750,000-acre Flying-M Ranch in Nevada, from where in 2007 adventurer Steve Fossett took off and never returned. In 1947, Barron married and remained wed to Marilyn June Hawley (1928–2004), a contractor’s daughter from Los Angeles. In keeping with the spirit of Catholicism, the union was fruitful and bore eight children: William Barron Hilton Jr.

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