Kerkorian: An American Success Story. Front Cover. Dial Torgerson The Fresno Armenians: History of a Diaspora Community A Short History of Las Vegas. Kirk Kerkorian is a self-made colossally rich Californian you’ve probably never heard of — unless you’ve either lost your shirt (as has Kirkorian. Get this from a library! Kerkorian: an American success story.. [Dial Torgerson].
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He’ll take you to Hawaii. Some war historians believe that working for the Ferry Command was more hazardous than fighting the Luftwaffe. After that, he left the flying to others. Ends Talks With Renault and Nissan”.
Kerkorian hadn’t invested in the auto industry before, and the No. Write succesz review Rate this item: Yet it’s possible that he has no master plan for GM, and simply believes it’s a good buy.
He became a student, paying for the lesson but not the extra 50 cents to rent a parachute. The 2,mile journey from Honolulu to San Francisco greatly exceeded the plane’s range. Would you also like to submit a review for this item?
Kerkorian is known for having been one of the important figures in the shaping of Las Vegas and, with architect Martin Stern, Jr. Ted Turner, Krekorian Triumphant Tiger. For Kerkorian, this may be the simple truth. He knew he could sell it for nearly twice that on the mainland. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. The city of Gyumri unveiled a statue of Kerkorian in His involvement began inwhen with the assistance of retired Chrysler chairman and Amefican Lee IacoccaKerkorian staged a takeover attempt of the Chrysler Corporation.
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Kerkorian: an American success story
When young Kirk was sent to reform school, his best kerkoroan, Norman Hungerford, intentionally misbehaved so he would be sent there too. Gasoline, and especially airplane fuel, was in short supply at the time, so he sold the fuel from the planes’ tanks, paid off his loan, and still had the airplanes.
It’s a tragedy, Kerkorian says. Aubrey downsized the struggling MGM and sold off massive amounts of historical memorabilia, including Dorothy’s ruby slippers from the film The Wizard of Ozthe majority of zuccess studio’s backlots in Culver City and overseas operations such as the British MGM studio at Borehamwood.
The work was incredibly dangerous, because the bombers weren’t designed for the North Atlantic’s bad weather or the long distance.
Now he plays several times a week, often in a doubles competition with buddies affectionately named “the grudge match. Rather than take the safer Montreal — Labrador — Greenland — Iceland —Scotland route although, going further north could mean the wings icing, and the plane crashing kerkirian Kerkorian preferred the direct “Iceland Wave” route, which blew the planes amerlcan jet-speed to Europe—but it wasn’t constant, and could mean ditching.
His ambition was to fight in Madison Square Garden but he got diverted — luckily, he says now. This week has been a big one, even for him.
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Half was earmarked for medical research, scholarships and other projects  while the other half was earmarked to create the “Dream Fund” for charitable causes around the country. The New York Times.
They were preparing to ditch when the coast, and the airfield, finally came in sight.
You don’t treat Wall Street bankers like that. Ahron moved his family to Los Angeles, where he became a fruit broker but found success elusive. There’s only one thing whose appeal has remained constant: In a city where you are what you drive, he drives a Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Many of his closest friends and colleagues have been of Armenian descent. Don’t have an account? Times staff writer John O’Dell contributed to this report. Torgerson, Dial, Kerkorian: In Detroit, the reaction to Kerkorian has been half hope, half dread and complete surprise.
Kerkorian’s office has a big desk, a small table and a couch. Retrieved July 16, By Octoberthe investment had lost two thirds of its value, and he began selling.