THE HILTONS is a sweeping saga of the success - and excess - of an iconic American family. Demanding and enigmatic, patriarch Conrad Hilton´s visionary ideas and unyielding will established the model for the modern luxury hotel industry. But outside the boardroom, Conrad struggled with emotional detachment, failed marriages, and conflicted Catholicism. Then there were his children: Playboy Nicky Hilton´s tragic alcoholism and marriage to Elizabeth Taylor was the stuff of tabloid legend. Barron Hilton, on the other hand, deftly handled his father´s legacy, carrying the Hilton brand triumphantly into the new millennium. Eric, raised apart from his older brothers, accepted his supporting role in the Hilton dynasty with calm and quiet - a stark contrast to the boys´ much younger half-sister Francesca, whose battle for recognition led her into courtrooms and conflict. The cast of supporting players includes the inimitable Zsa Zsa Gabor, who was married to Conrad briefly and remained a thorn in his side for decades, and a host of other Hollywood and business luminaries with whom the Hiltons crossed paths and swords over the years.
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Der amerikanische Star-Autor und Journalist J. Randy Taraborrelli lebt in Los Angeles und hat bereits 15 Bücher veröffentlicht, u. a. Bestseller über Madonna und Elizabeth Taylor. Taraborrelli ist häufiger Gast in bekannten US-TV-Sendungen wie z. B. Today, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Larry King - Live, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider and CNN - Headline News, er gilt als intimer Kenner der Popkultur und deren Akteure. Er war als einziger CBS-Reporter beim Gerichtsverfahren gegen Michael Jackson vor Ort.