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  Howard Hughes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hughes became addicted to codeine (injections), valium, and other painkillers, was extremely frail, stored his urine in jars and wore Kleenex boxes as shoes (although it has been reported that Hughes did this only once, as "protection" when a toilet flooded).
Hughes had contracted syphilis as a young man, and much of the strange behavior at the end of his life has been attributed by modern biographers to the tertiary stage of that disease.
Howard Hughes is interred in the Glenwood Cemetery in Houston, Texas.
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Howard Robard Hughes, Jr., was born on December 24, 1905, to Allene and Howard Sr, at 1402 Crawford Street, Houston, Texas.
Hughes had said during this time that surveys showed Las Vegas had to choose between spending $25 million to enlarge McCarran Field which he felt was being choked off by the expanding metropolis, or build a new giant airport that would serve as a supersonic jet terminal for all southern Nevada,California and Arizona.
Hughes' other concern was for his employees at the casinos including cocktails waitresses, card dealers, busboys, chambermaids, stagehands and bartenders who were being paid through his Hughes Tool Co. He wanted to make sure they were being well fed and that they had at least one good meal while on shift.
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 Handbook of Texas Online: HUGHES, HOWARD ROBARD, JR.
Howard Hughes, aviator, movie producer, and billionaire, was born in Houston, Texas, on Christmas Eve 1905 to Allene (Gano) and Howard Robard Hughes, Sr.
Hughes declared the goal impossible to meet, and the contract was canceled.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute was given ownership of Hughes Aircraft and sold it to General Motors in 1985 for $5 billion.
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 Howard Hughes put his fortune on the line for films   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Before he became the freaky hermit with long hair and fingernails, Howard Hughes was one of the most colorful personalities ever in show business, a maverick who was among the first to challenge the supremacy of studio moguls and the industry's restrictive moral codes.
Hollywood itself has had the occasional fixation over Hughes with such projects as "The Amazing Howard Hughes," a TV biography starring Tommy Lee Jones, and Jonathan Demme's offbeat "Melvin and Howard," about a luckless man who claims he gave hitchhiker Hughes (Jason Robards) a lift and subsequently was left a fortune by the recluse.
Howard Hughes' love of aviation was matched by his fervor for Hollywood, where he used his fortune to make multimillion-dollar movies.
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 dOc DVD Review: The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The only thing "amazing" about The Amazing Howard Hughes, the 1977 miniseries produced to cash in on the notoriously elusive, reclusive hypochondriac's recent death, is that it turns the life of a fascinating man into little more than a dry history lesson.
Hughes story has certainly been captured better elsewhere, particularly in his brief appearance in Tucker: The Man and His Dream.
There's a momentary flash of Hughes' childhood, which may have been fleshed out in the unedited version, in which the seeds of his interest in aviation are shown, but it's hardly a "Rosebud" setup, and the film jumps ahead very quickly to his father's death and his inheritance of the family fortune.
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 Boston.com / A&E / Movies / Actors have a history with Howard Hughes
Hollywood's fascination with Howard Hughes long antedates "The Aviator," with at least five actors preceding Leonardo DiCaprio in playing the eccentric reclusive billionaire.
In a choice bit of Hughes lore, legend has it he coached Ryan in how to play the part, which was produced by RKO during the period Hughes owned the studio.
The 1977 TV movie "The Amazing Howard Hughes" is based on a tell-all bestseller by Hughes's right-hand man, Noah Dietrich.
www.boston.com /ae/movies/articles/2004/12/24/actors_have_a_history_with_howard_hughes   (414 words)

  
 Howard: The Amazing Mr. Hughes - An excerpt from the book
Howard decided to pilgrimage to that center of scientific knowledge, the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
Howard contacted the two engineers, and they were willing to work for him, especially when he mentioned the handsome salaries he was willing to pay.
Howard insisted on buying it, not only as a runabout for himself; he thought the chassis would be ideal for the Hughes Steamer.
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 DVD Verdict Review - The Amazing Howard Hughes
At the time of his death in 1976, Howard Hughes was one of the most famous and enigmatic figures in American business and celebrity.
Eventually forming Hughes Aircraft and creating national and international commercial air travel as we know it today, the latter part of his life was filled with scandal, government investigations and a growing mental illness.
Major events in Hughes' life (the founding of Hughes Aircraft, his battles with Hollywood censors, dealings with the government and involvement in World War II) are completely glossed over.
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 The Aviator (A Howard Hughes Biopic) News :: Leonardo DiCaprio Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Hughes, aside from being head of Rko Pictures was a noted flyer, entrepreneur and lover of some of Hollywood's most glamorous women, including Gardner and Katharine Hepburn.
The Hughes story "has a name-recognition factor," he admits, "unlike the Gangs story, which is is just a fictional account...and having Leo playing Hughes helps...but this is a period that's not very interesting to people these days." Not to his thirty-something Hollywood peers, he meant.
She also doubts the accuracy of the reporting about this aspect of Hughes' life by Charles Higham in his 1995 book Howard Hughes: The Secret Life, which is assumed to be the basis of the John Logan screenplay that Scorsese and DiCaprio will be working from.
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 AskMen.com - Howard Hughes picture
Howard sold Hughes Tool Company in 1972 and his company was renamed Summa Corporation.
Howard Hughes died of kidney failure on an airplane, on his way to a Houston hospital on April 5th, 1976.
In addition, Hughes was a character in the films Hughes and Harlow: Angels in Hell (1977), The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977) with Tommy Lee Jones in the role, Melvin and Howard (1980), Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988), and The Rocketeer (1991).
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 hells angels howard hughes Resources | yamaha bikes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Although generally still used for color sequences within the likes of Howard Hughes' Hells Angels (1930), it was used selectively for two-color films shot entirely in color.
Howard Hughes: A man of dreams and action...three marvelous, trailblazing movies, "Hells Angels," "The Front Page," and.....of Nevada Las Vegas page about Howard Hughes..A photo of the Hughes Flying boat.....Electronic Church of...
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 DVD Review - The Amazing Howard Hughes
Howard Hughes, aviation pioneer, filmmaker, poster boy for Eccentrics 'R Us, has been portrayed on film several times, most notably by Jason Robards in
The film traces Hughes' life from an ambitious but spoiled rich kid in Texas to his final days sporting Fu Manchu fingernails and hotel-hopping from Vegas to Acapulco, trying to stay one step ahead of the microscopic germs he was so deathly afraid of.
And while Jones does bear a striking physical similarity to Hughes for much of the film, the old age makeup he's forced to wear later turns his head into a wax sculpture.
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 JS Online: The many movie hues of Howard
Hollywood's fascination with Howard Hughes long predates "The Aviator," with at least five actors preceding Leonardo DiCaprio in playing the eccentric reclusive billionaire.
After Hughes' death, in 1976, there was no need for pseudonyms - or discretion.
The 1977 TV movie "The Amazing Howard Hughes" is based on a tell-all bestseller by Hughes' right-hand man, Noah Dietrich.
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 VH1.com : Movies : Movie : The Amazing Howard Hughes : Plot
Fame becomes notoreity as Hughes embarks on such projects as the "bosom western" The Outlaw and the "Spruce Goose." He also defiantly stands up to the HUAC-only to become one of America's most virulent anti-Communists.
In his twilight years, the fabulously wealthy but increasingly paranoid Hughes lives like a down-and-out hermit in his high-rise Las Vegas suite, communicating only with his trusted associate Noah Dietrich (Ed Flanders), and then not even with him.
Adapted from the memoirs of Noah Dietrich, The Amazing Howard Hughes originally aired April 13 and 14, 1977.
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 Howard Hughes: Hollywood maverick - MORE MOVIE NEWS AND FEATURES - MSNBC.com
Howard Hughes standing in front of a Boeing Pursuit Plane.
Before he became the circus-freak hermit with long hair and fingernails, Howard Hughes was one of the most colorful personalities ever in show business, a maverick who was among the first to challenge the supremacy of studio moguls and the industry’s restrictive moral codes.
To the Hollywood establishment, Hughes was an arrogant upstart, the “sucker with the money,” said Robert Dalrymple, director of the documentary “Howard Hughes: His Women and His Movies,” airing on Turner Classic Movies as part of a three-night Hughes retrospective starting Wednesday.
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 The Aviator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Gwen Stefani is Jean Harlow to Leonardo DiCaprio's Howard Hughes in "The Aviator."
The picture would make Hughes, barely in his mid-20s, a celebrity who would often be spotted courting glamour girls at the famed Cocoanut Grove nightclub.
Aside from Blanchett and Beckinsale, there also are colorful turns by Alec Baldwin as Hughes' rival, Pan Am visionary Juan Trippe; Alan Alda as Hughes' adversary, Sen. Owen Brewster; and the always reliable John C. Reilly as his loyal if beleaguered right-hand man, Noah Dietrich.
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 The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977) (TV)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Looked like Hughes, sounded like Hughes, etc, etc. Oh, and Ed Flanders was MUCH more believable in the role of Noah Dietrich than John Reilly.
If you prefer a chic flick with lots of romance and stories that focus about the women in his life, then Aviator wins.
But if you really want to know about HRH, the Las Vegas acquisitions, the Glomar Explorer, etc, then The Amazing Howard Hughes is a far better choice.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0075670   (283 words)

  
 Intelliflix: Rent Amazing Howard Hughes on DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The true story of Howard Hughes based on the best-selling book that shocked the nation!
Academy Award ® winner Tommy Lee Jones (THE FUGITIVE) gives the performance of a lifetime as the legendary Howard Hughes, from his beginnings as an eccentric young industrialist through his shocking final days as the world's most bizarre billionaire.
In between, Hughes becomes a notorious Hollywood mogul and ladies man, builds an international aviation empire, designs and flies the infamous "Spruce Goose" and descends into a horrific abyss of paranoia and madness, all as seen through the eyes of his loyal business manager and right- hand man Noah Dietrich (Ed Flanders).
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 The Amazing Howard Hughes
Considering that it was made for TV in 1970s, it is understandable that film lacks truth, for example, in regard to Hughes sexuality.
So, if you need some serious info on Hughes, you'd better read a book and if you looking for plain cinematic entertainment, you willl not find it here.
The Amazing Howard Hughes is a shockingly substandardmade-for-television production originally shown in 1977.
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 Yoga Darsana Institute | Current Shop - The Amazing Howard Hughes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
I was so glad to find this on DVD that I failed to read the customer reviews before I bought it.
I was extremley disappointed in the movie a far cry from the first showing on TNT.
Howard Hughes - The Man and The Madness
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 The Authorized Tribute to Noah Dietrich - Links
Clifford Irving's Hoax, the fake autobiography of Howard Hughes
Note: We are in no way verifying the accuracy of the publications listed below except for Howard: The Amazing Mr.
Click here or on the image to the right to purchase the book, at Amazon.com, written by Noah Dietrich about his life with Howard Hughes.
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 The Amazing Howard Hughes DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Offering a compilation of letters, journals and interviews, this documentary chronicles the life and career of Howard Hughes.
Howard Hughes was a prolific filmmaker, who enraged censors by pushing the boundaries and doing whatever he had to to get his films made his way.
Howard Hughes His Life, Loves And Films A Documentary
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 VH1.com : Movies : Movie : The Amazing Howard Hughes : Main
Taking over the already profitable Hughes tool company from his deceased father, the teena...
Taking over the already profitable Hughes tool company from his deceased father, the teenaged Howard Hughes (Tommy Lee Jones) turns the operation into a billion-dollar bu...
Howard Hughes: His Women and His Movies (2000)
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 Howard R. Hughes [1905-76] MiniPage at Spirit of America Bookstore
Howard Robard Hughes, Junior was born 24 December 1905 in Houston [or Humble], Texas; he died 5 April 1976 in an air ambulance on its way to Houston, Texas.
After an accident in the desert, small-town loser Melvin Dummar helps an old man who says he is billionaire Howard Hughes.
After Hughes' death, a will appears naming Melvin as beneficiary.
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 Buy Amazing Howard Hughes on DVD @ Gameplanet Store NZ
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In between, Hughes becomes a notorious Hollywood mogul and ladies man, builds an international aviation empire, designs and flies the infamous "Spruce Goose" and descends into a horrific abyss of paranoia and madness, all as seen through the eyes of his loyal business manager and right-hand man Noah Dietrich.
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 The Amazing Howard Hughes Buy dvd online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
While this is not the first time Hughes has been given the biopic treatment (Tommy Lee Jones played him the 1977 TV movie The Amazing Howard Hughes, and a vast array of characters, ranging from the William Whyte in Diamonds Are Forever to George Peppard's ambitious industrialist in The...
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 Amazon.co.uk: DVD: Amazing Howard Hughes (Ws) (REGION 1) (NTSC)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
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