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House of Getty by Russell MillerPaul Getty —are rooted in truth. In fact, some of the scenes that unfold on-screen are even less dramatic than what happened in real life. Ahead, with help from screenwriter Scarpa, a thorough fact-checking. In real life, year-old Paul Getty had become somewhat of a fringe celebrity while living in Rome, thanks to his last name. Are you Paul Getty? Because neither Paul nor his mother Gail had access to the Getty fortune, Paul had occasionally bartered his paintings for meals from a restaurant near his apartment. Paul was chained in several different hideaways, including a cave which was not shown in the movie.
Painfully Rich: The Nineteen Heirs of Jean Paul Getty
The Getty family --once known for its oil riches and J. Paul Getty's passionate appetite for art -- now makes its way into the public sphere about once a decade, generally for some tragic occurrence. Like Forrest Gump, J. In , J. Paul Getty was on top of the world, sitting on a ten-digit fortune, having struck oil in the Neutral Zone between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Less than 20 years later, he was on his deathbed after witnessing the suicide of his oldest son, the death of his daughter-in-law due to a heroin overdose, and the famously gruesome kidnapping of his grandson, which included his ear being chopped off. Getty was born in in Minneapolis to a successful father, George Franklin Getty, who after years as an attorney became an Oklahoma wildcatter.
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I spent a weekend in the company of J. Paul Getty in July, So the first thing I did was to buy a porcelain bath. As usual with Getty, the punch-line was the bottom line. After reading both books, it is hard to decide which Getty enjoyed more, penny-pinching or bottom-pinching. Many young oil men have a fling, J. The town in question was the city of Los Angeles.
Paul Getty, was a naturalized British American petrol-industrialist,  and the patriarch of the Getty family. Despite his vast wealth, Getty was infamously frugal , notably negotiating his grandson's Italian kidnapping ransom in Getty was an avid collector of art and antiquities. His collection formed the basis of the J. Paul Getty Trust in