Skip to comments.Hollywood Discovers a Real Businessman
Posted on 10/30/2009 7:51:16 AM PDT by ChessExpert
Played by veteran actor Chelcie Ross, Conrad Hilton is now advertising man Don Draper's new client on the AMC series, which is set in the early 1960s world of Madison Avenue. To many viewers Hilton may seem unusualand he does represent a refreshing break from Hollywood's negative depictions of corporate businessmen. The Hilton character in the show, like the real-life man on whom he is based, was a Christian anticommunist who believed that America and capitalism were positive forces in the world. In one scene, Hilton expresses his outlook to Draper: "This country is a force of good because we have God. Communists don't."
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He is an interesting character but....the producers portray Conrad Hilton on this show as a bit of a lunatic.
The best line Chelcie Ross ever uttered was in the movie “Major League,” in which he played a veteran spitball pitcher named Eddie Harris...
“You tryin’ ta tell me Jesus Christ can’t hit a curveball?”
I remember checking into the Conrad Hilton (now the Hilton Hotel & Towers) in Chicago and finding a paperback book about Conrad Hilton on the bedstand. I still have it.
This is the grandfather of Paris Hilton?
Yes, but very little money found its way down to Paris. She is only worth a couple of million (as of a few years ago.) Connie knew his kid was not he.
If I wanted to stay in the Paris Hilton, would I need a reservation?
Read the book. I was interested in how Conrad managed to bootstrap a hotel empire in the 30s when everybody else in the biz was going broke. What did he do different?
Finished the book with no real idea how he did it. Disappoingint.