“the rise and fall...”
By the 1970s, Dunsmuir & Rapoport amass an HBR empire that rivals both Rome, and Playboy Magazine. Dunsmuir resides in HBR Mansion West, while Rapoport makes his home in HBR Mansion East. With yes-men and lackeys running the day-to-day operations, both partners are jetting around the world, drinking copious amounts of HBRs and buying ski chalets. Any moment of sobriety has the partners each investing company money into new, and always ill-advised business ventures. Their annual 14- day-long “Pop, Jazz, Rock, Soul, Easy Listening Festival” loses fortunes, and are no more than an excuse for Dunsmuir & Rapoport to enjoy a two-week HBR binge, while partying with the likes of Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Chuck Mangione, and Dean Martin. By decade’s end, the company is bankrupt, Rapoport has burned his mansion down in a reckless attempt at insurance fraud (he never actually insured the mansion), Dunsmuir marries Burt Reynolds, only to be divorced later the same weekend, and Dunsmuir & Rapoport each file 37 separate lawsuits against each other.