Howard Hughes ~ Hughes was first known for his wealth and for producing/directing movies in the He had a playboy lifestyle and love of aviation. After a plane accident in he became very reclusive. Hughes lived mostly in a Las Vegas h
The Aviator Howard Hughes poses in front of the his record setting Northrop Gamma Monoplane in this photo. Hughes broke his first aviation record in the Gamma when he made the west-east American transcontinental run in 9 hours, 26 minutes, and 10 seconds.
Howard Hughes and His Larger-Than-Life Dream Machine, the Spruce Goose
Hornet II, a stepped hull wooden hydroplane built by Gar Wood in the early and powered by a Packard aircraft engine, was modified by Howard Hughes to include an aluminum deck. From then on it never lost another race until it was retired in
Howard Hughes' Hercules - The "Spruce Goose" - It flew only once on Nov. The Hercules is the largest flying boat ever built and has the largest wingspan of any aircraft in history. They really weren't sure it would lift off - but it did.
Hell's Angels is a 1930 American war film, directed and produced by Howard Hughes and starring Jean Harlow, Ben Lyon, and James Hall. Produced by Hughes and written by Harry Behn and Howard Estabrook. Fighter pilots from WWI were used in the film.
Billionaire playboy Howard Hughes pursued Ava Gardner, among many other women. Although Gardner famously refused to be another one of Hughes' trophy women, they remained close friends until his death in