Howard Hughes: The Untold Story

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Time Warner, 1996 - Businessmen - 486 pages
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Remembered primarily as an eccentric and deluded billionaire, Howard Hughes was once America's golden boy, a celebrated aviator and Hollywood legend who romanced hundreds of beautiful women. The scope of his life made him one of the most influential figures in America. Where previous biographies have concentrated on Hughes's business empire, Howard Hughes: The Untold Story unveils the full story of the tycoon, tracing his bold efforts to reshape Hollywood, his devastating health problems, his erratic behaviour during his last decades and his tangle of steamy relationships with stars such as Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Ava Gardner and Ginger Rogers.

Drawing on hundreds of exclusive interviews and documents charting, among many other revelations, his troubled family relationships, drug addiction, secret harem of teenage mistresses and the part he played in the Watergate scandal, Howard Hughes: The Untold Story follows Hughes's transformation from lover and business innovator into reclusive captive of his own fears.

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User Review  - kelldozer - LibraryThing

This was a fascinating bio on Howard Hughes. But- the chapter titles were odd and the ordering of events to fit into these seeming arbitrarily assigned chapter designations hurt the flow. It seemed as ... Read full review

Howard Hughes: the untold story

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With at least eight biographies of Hughes still in print, folks may wonder how much more there is to tell about the enigmatic billionaire. Brown (Marilyn, Dutton, 1992) here focuses on his subject's personal life. Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Peter Harry Brown is a journalist & author of the bestselling book Marilyn: The Last Take. He lives in Cardiff-by-the Sea, California. Pat H. Broeske is an entertainment reporter who writes for Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post, & New York Times. She lives in Santa Ana, California.

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