Man Buys World

Outside Rupert Murdoch's office suite at Twentieth Century-Fox studios in Beverly Hills, the hallway is lined with movie posters from such Fox classics as The Sound of Music and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Inside, though, Hollywood gives way to Murdoch's personal tastes. Australian abstract paintings share wall space with Warhol-esque press plates from Murdoch's racy London tabloid, The Sun. "Up Yours Delors" shouts one headline. "Freddie Starr Ate My Hamster" blares another.

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