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The Exploits of Howard Hughes

Business Management THE EXPLOITS OF bm HOWARD HUGHES THE EARLY YEARS At 12 vears old, he was the first boy in Houston to have a 'motorized bioycle buit from parts taken from a steam engine. Born 24 Dec 1905 in Houston, Texas to Allene Stone Gano and Howard R. Hughes, Sr. Bult Houstons first Radio Transmitter aged 11. HOLLYWOOD YEARS Another hit Scarface in 1932 was delayed by censors concem over its violence. HOWA THE PICTURE THAT COLDNTH STOPPED On June 1, 1925, he mamed Ela Botts Rice. They moved to Los Angeles, where he hoped lo make a name for himself making movies Howard Hughes COEAT NEW PICTRY THE OUTLAN HOWARO HUGHES In 1927 he made Everybody's Acting. then Two Arabian Knights in 1928 foloved by The Racket in 1928 and The Front Page in 1931. prits lHlells SCARFACE PAL MUNI ANN DVORAK OoOp PERKINS KAREN MORLEY Apgels JANE RUSSELL 1943S HOOST Cin REY SCRELN STAR The Outow which foatured Jane Russel, also received considerable attention trom industry censors, owing b Russes mvealing Costumes. In 1929 Hughes's wite retumed to Houston and fled for divorce. Hughes then when on to date many famous women, including In 1930 he spent US$3.8 million to make the flying epic Hels Angels. Taking three years to make. Hughes spent sleepless nights editing his fim, one frame at a time! Radio Pieture In 1948, Hughes gained control of RKO by acquiring 25 percent of the outstanding stock. In 1954 he sold it for US$25 milion, having made US$6 5 milion in personal profit. Bette Davis Ava Gardner Katharine Hepbum Gene Tiemey Joan Fontaine Remamied in 1957 to Jean Peters, but in 1971, she filed for divorce THE AVIATOR NX258Y H-1 Racer set a new transcontinental airspeed record by fying non-stop from Los Angeles to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds, average speed over the fight was 322 mph (518 kmh). On July 10, 1908, Hughes set another record by completing a flight around the world in just 91 hours (3 days, 19 hours) ina Lockheed Super Electra plane H-4 Hercules "Spruce Goose" The world's largest flying boat was made from wood, and at 319 feet 11 inches (97.51 m), had the biggest wingspan of any aircraft ever built. Contracted by the U.S. government for use during World War IL, it was not completed until after the war ended, The Hercules flew only once for one mile (1.6 km), and 70 feet above the water. with Hughes at the controls, on November 2, 1947. MENTAL ILLNESS ESTON ZER REMEMERTEME YOURLEMerDEPEND ONm In 1968, he became obsessed with the fim lce Stafon Zebra and ha dit nunning on a continuous loop in his home. According to his aides, he watched it 150 fimes. Hughes only had his hair cut and nais trimmed once a year h Dec 1947, Huches stayed in the studio's screeninig room for more than four months He subsisted excusively on dhocolate bars and milk, and releved himself in the empty botes and containers. He was sumounded by dozens of Kleenex boxes and sat naknd continuously watching movies. He finaly emerged in the spring udeon Borgnine Mc Goohan brown of 1948, having not bathed or cut his hair and nals for weeks "kke atiog Zebra Rock k Emest Patrick m Jim LAS VEGAS DESER On November 24, 1966 Hughes arrived in Las Vegas by rairoad car and moved into the Desert Inn. He refused to leave the hotel and in order to avoid further conficts with the owners of the hotel, Hughes bought the Desert Inn in early 1967. Between 1966 and 1968, Hughes bought several other hotelsicasinos such as the Castaways, New Fronfer, The Landmark Hotel and Casino, and the Sands. He bought the small Siver Sipper casino only to reposition the hotefs trademark neon siver sipper, visible from Hughes bedroom, which apparenty had been keeping him up at night. Hughes spent a total of US$300 milion on his many properties in Las Vegas HIS DEATH Hughes was reported to have died on April 5, 1976, at 127 PM on board an aircraft en route from his penthouse at the "Acapulco Faimont Princess Holel in Acapulco, Mexico to The Methodist Hospital in Houston. He was practically unrecognizable; his hair, beard, fingemals, and toenails were long, his tal 62 (188 cm) frame now weighed barely 90 b (41 kg), and the FBI had to resort to fingerprints to identify the body. Hughes Famly Gravesite at Glenwood Cemetery The last picture of Hughes taken in 1961 Hughes left an estate of approximately $2 billion, and no proper will. Over four hundred prospective heirs tried to inherit his money, but in the end, it was spread out amongst 22 cousins in 1983, seven years after his death.

The Exploits of Howard Hughes

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The life story and success of the wealthy and famous Howard Hughes.


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