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Howard Hughes

aviator, engineer, industrialist, and film producer Howard Hughes

Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. was an American business magnate, investor, aviator, aerospace engineer, film maker and philanthropist. He was one of the wealthiest people in the world. As a maverick film producer, Hughes gained prominence in Hollywood from the late 1920s, making big-budget and often, controversial films like The Racket (1928), Hell's Angels (1930), Scarface (1932) and The Outlaw (1943).
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Internet Ruffles Pricey Scholarly Journals
NYTimes - almost 7 years
LONDON — After decades of healthy profits, the scholarly publishing industry now finds itself in the throes of a revolt led by the most unlikely campus revolutionaries: the librarians. Universities from Britain to California are refusing to renew their expensive subscriptions, turning instead to “open access” publishing, an
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South Street Seaport Fish Market Cleans Up Good
NYTimes - almost 7 years
WHEN Gary Fagin began renting in a dilapidated former sausage factory in the South Street Seaport area 25 years ago, fishmongers plied the cobblestone streets, carcasses of mackerel and cod were often underfoot, and the bar at Jeremy’s Ale House was packed at 8 o’clock in the morning. The Fulton Fish Market moved to Hunts Point in 2005.
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MOVIE REVIEW | 'RESURRECT DEAD: THE MYSTERY OF THE TOYNBEE TILES'; Decoding the Puzzling Messages of a Recluse
NYTimes - almost 7 years
Unearthed secrets of an eccentric recluse can be fascinating, the darker and more perverse, the better. Consider Howard Hughes or the outsider artist Henry Darger, whose trove of writings and paintings, discovered posthumously in Chicago in 1973, set off years of speculation regarding his psychological history, which hasn't abated. With ''Resurrect
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Weho Man Killed Sunday in Westchester Crash - Patch.com
Google News - almost 7 years
The crash, near Howard Hughes Parkway, was reported at 4:04 am, CHP Officer Ed Jacobs said. For unknown reasons, the driver, a 42-year-old man, allowed his black 1998 Volkswagen Beetle to leave the freeway, and it struck a concrete overpass pillar
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Evolution of the Glass Banger - Cardiac Cane
Google News - almost 7 years
(Photo Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) Howard Hughes may be known for his film and aviation obsessions, but he was also a dedicated to the Detroit Red Wings. He was drawn to the red wings of flight. Mr. Hughes had a neurological disorder called
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Possible Bearish Engulfing Pattern Detected for Howard Hughes (NYSE:HHC) - Financial News Network Online
Google News - almost 7 years
Analysts have spotted a possible bearish engulfing pattern in Howard Hughes (NYSE:HHC) based on the price action in the company's shares. Yesterday, Howard Hughes traded 129000 shares vs. average volume of 187000 shares per day
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Boeing's El Segundo satellite unit celebrates its 50th year - Daily Breeze
Google News - almost 7 years
(Robert Casillas / Staff Photographer) In 1961, Howard Hughes converted an old Nash Rambler factory in El Segundo into a satellite production facility. If the brilliant and reclusive industrialist were alive today, he would see how his vision has
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Murray Stahl Adds Howard Hughes, Leucadia National and CBOE Holdings - GuruFocus.com
Google News - almost 7 years
In his second quarter portfolio update, Stahl's biggest moves included adds to his positions in Howard Hughes (HHC), Leucadia National (LUK), and CBOE Holdings (CBOE). Stahl first purchased Howard Hughes in the first quarter of 2011, buying 1519489
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Researcher to present 'Boxes - The Secret Life of Howard Hughes' at Crossroads ... - Kansas City Star
Google News - almost 7 years
OVERLAND PARK, KS – Crossroads Church will feature an exciting presentation called Boxes: The Secret Life of Howard Hughes on Sunday, September 4 beginning at noon. This is an incredible story with the ingredients of fabulous wealth, a reclusive man
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The Listings
NYTimes - almost 7 years
Movies Ratings and running times are in parentheses; foreign films have English subtitles. Full reviews of all current releases, movie trailers, showtimes and tickets: nytimes.com/movies. 'Another Earth' (PG-13, 1:32) The director Mike Cahill and his star, the promising newcomer Brit Marling, wrote this moody, modest science-fiction film about
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Vertebrate Evolution Occurred in Genetically Distinct Epochs - Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Google News - almost 7 years
New research by Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientists has classified vertebrate evolution in relation to “genetic epochs,” periods of evolution marked by changes in specific sets, or kinds, of genes. “There's a fundamental question about how the
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Paid Notice: Deaths MEYERSON, DR
NYTimes - almost 7 years
MEYERSON--Dr. Marion D. of San Francisco, California died peacefully at home surrounded by family on August 10, 2011. Daughter of the late Lillian and Sherwood Diamond, born on March 9, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York. Education: BA Hunter College, NY, MA Brooklyn College, NY and a PhD. from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Former Professor
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POSSESSED; Spelling Out How She Feels
NYTimes - almost 7 years
IN Hollywood, those who cannot remember the past are condemned to do remakes of it. These days, that's pretty much everyone. The film industry is one in which collective amnesia is so profound that it's safe to conclude that half the reason you are only as good as your last picture is that no one can remember further back. ''It breaks my heart that
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Howard Hughes Turns To Profit In Q2 - Quick Facts - RTT News
Google News - almost 7 years
(RTTNews) - The Howard Hughes Corp. (HHC: News ) reported second-quarter income attributable to common stockholders of $66.0 million or $0.22 per share, compared to a net loss of $28.0 million or $0.74 per share in the prior-year period
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Robert Ryan's Quiet Furies
NYTimes - almost 7 years
BORN to play beautifully tortured, angry souls, the actor Robert Ryan was a familiar movie face for more than two decades in Hollywood's classical years, his studio ups and downs, independent detours and outlier adventures paralleling the arc of American cinema as it went from a national pastime to near collapse. A little prettier and he might have
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HOWD HUGH : The Howard Hughes Corporation Partners with The MacNaughton Group ... - 4-traders (press release)
Google News - almost 7 years
The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE: HHC) announced today it is partnering with The MacNaughton Group and Kobayashi Group to evaluate the development of a luxury condominium tower at Ala Moana Center. "With their strong knowledge of the Hawaii market
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What's On Today
NYTimes - almost 7 years
7 P.M. (SNY) RALPH KINER: 50 AMAZIN' YEARS Think about the Mets, and chances are you'll think about Mr. Kiner, the Hall of Fame slugger whose voice has been associated with the team since its inception in 1962. Now in his 50th season in the broadcast booth, Mr. Kiner (above, with an image from his playing days) discusses his career as an outfielder
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Howard Hughes
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1976
    Age 70
    The deal was the topic of a protracted legal battle between Hughes and the Internal Revenue Service, which Hughes ultimately won. After his death in 1976, many thought that the balance of Hughes' estate would go to the institute, although it was ultimately divided among his cousins and other heirs, given the lack of a will to the contrary.
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    Hughes was reported to have died on April 5, 1976, at 1:27 p.m. on board an aircraft owned by Robert Graf and piloted by Jeff Abrams.
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  • 1974
    Age 68
    In 1974, the Orson Welles film F for Fake included a section on the Hughes biography hoax.
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  • 1972
    Age 66
    In 1972, author Clifford Irving caused a media sensation when he claimed he had co-written an authorized autobiography of Hughes.
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    Hughes was living in the Intercontinental Hotel near Lake Managua in Nicaragua, seeking privacy and security, when a magnitude 6.5 earthquake damaged Managua in December 1972.
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  • 1971
    Age 65
    In late 1971, Donald Nixon was collecting intelligence for his brother in preparation for the upcoming presidential election.
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    In his 1971 book, Howard: The Amazing Mr. Hughes, Dietrich said that Hughes genuinely liked and respected Jane Russell, but never sought romantic involvement with her.
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  • 1970
    Age 64
    In 1970, Jean Peters filed for divorce.
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  • 1966
    Age 60
    Between 1966 and 1968, he bought several other hotel-casinos—including the Castaways, New Frontier, the Landmark Hotel and Casino, and the Sands.
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    On November 24, 1966 (Thanksgiving Day), Hughes arrived in Las Vegas by railroad car and moved into the Desert Inn.
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    The wealthy and aging Howard Hughes, accompanied by his entourage of personal aides, began moving from one hotel to another, always taking up residence in the top floor penthouse. In the last ten years of his life, 1966 to 1976, Hughes lived in hotels in many cities—including Beverly Hills, Boston, Las Vegas, Nassau, Freeport, Vancouver, London, Managua, and Acapulco.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1960
    Age 54
    Shortly before the 1960 Presidential election, Richard Nixon was alarmed when it was revealed that his brother, Donald, received a $205,000 loan from Hughes.
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  • 1957
    Age 51
    On January 12, 1957, Hughes married actress Jean Peters. The couple met in the 1940s, before Peters became a film actress. They had a highly publicized romance in 1947 and there was talk of marriage, but she said she could not combine it with her career.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1954
    Age 48
    After Hughes left the Desert Inn, hotel employees discovered his drapes had not been opened in the nine years he lived there, and had rotted through. An unusual incident marked an earlier Hughes connection to Las Vegas: during his 1954 engagement at the Last Frontier hotel in Las Vegas, flamboyant entertainer Liberace mistook Howard Hughes for his lighting director, instructing him to instantly bring up a blue light should he start to play Clair de lune.
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  • 1953
    Age 47
    In 1953, Hughes launched the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Miami, Florida, and currently located in Chevy Chase, Maryland, formed with the expressed goal of basic biomedical research, including trying to understand, in Hughes' words, the "genesis of life itself," due to his lifelong interest in science and technology.
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    In 1953, Howard Hughes gave all his stock in the Hughes Aircraft Company to the newly formed Howard Hughes Medical Institute, thereby turning the aerospace and defense contractor into a tax-exempt charitable organization.
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    In 1953, Hughes was involved with a high profile lawsuit as part of the settlement of the United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc.
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  • 1949
    Age 43
    In 1984, Hughes' estate paid an undisclosed amount to Terry Moore, who claimed she and Hughes had secretly married on a yacht in international waters off Mexico in 1949, and never divorced.
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  • 1948
    Age 42
    The Hughes Space and Communications Group and the Hughes Space Systems Division were later spun off in 1948 to form their own divisions and ultimately became the Hughes Space and Communications Company in 1961.
    In 1948, Hughes created a new division of the company, the Hughes Aerospace Group.
  • 1947
    Age 41
    The Hercules flew only once for one mile (1.6 km), and above the water, with Hughes at the controls, on November 2, 1947.
    The Hughes Helicopters division started in 1947 when helicopter manufacturer Kellett sold their latest design to Hughes for production.
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    In 1947, Howard Hughes was summoned to testify before the Senate War Investigating Committee to explain why the H-4 development had been so troubled, and why the F-11 had resulted in only two prototypes after $22 million spent. General Elliott Roosevelt and numerous other USAAF officers were also called to testify in hearings that transfixed the nation during August and again in November 1947.
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  • 1946
    Age 40
    Hughes was involved in a near-fatal aircraft accident on July 7, 1946, while performing the first flight of the prototype U.S. Army Air Forces reconnaissance aircraft, the XF-11, near Hughes airfield at Culver City, California.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1943
    Age 37
    Acting on a recommendation of the president's son, Colonel Elliott Roosevelt, who had become friends with Hughes, in September 1943 the USAAF ordered 100 of a reconnaissance development of the D-2, known as the F-11.
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    On May 17, 1943, Hughes flew the Sikorsky from California carrying two CAA aviation inspectors, two of his employees and actress Ava Gardner.
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    In the spring of 1943 Hughes spent nearly a month in Las Vegas, test flying his Sikorsky S-43 amphibian aircraft, practicing touch-and-go landings on Lake Mead in preparation for flying the H-4 Hercules.
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  • 1941
    Age 35
    A 1941 affidavit birth certificate of Hughes that was signed by his aunt Annette Gano Lummis and Estelle Boughton Sharp states that he was born on December 24, 1905, in Harris County, Texas.
  • 1939
    Age 33
    In 1939, at the urging of Jack Frye, president of Trans World Airlines (TWA), Hughes quietly purchased a majority share of TWA stock for nearly $7 million and took control of the airline.
    The Hughes D-2 was conceived in 1939 as a bomber with five crew members, powered by 42-cylinder Wright R-2160 Tornado engines.
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  • 1938
    Age 32
    Hughes had a good relationship with Lockheed since they had built the aircraft he used in his record flight around the world in 1938.
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    In 1938, the William P. Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas - known at the time as Houston Municipal Airport - was renamed after Hughes, but the name was changed back after people objected to naming the airport after a living person.
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    On July 14, 1938, Hughes set another record by completing a flight around the world in just 91 hours (3 days, 19 hours, 17 minutes), beating the previous record set in 1933 by Wiley Post in a single engine Lockheed Vega by almost four days.
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  • 1937
    Age 31
    A year and a half later, on January 19, 1937, flying the same H-1 Racer fitted with longer wings, Hughes set a new transcontinental airspeed record by flying non-stop from Los Angeles to Newark in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds (beating his own previous record of 9 hours, 27 minutes).
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  • 1936
    Age 30
    On July 11, 1936, Hughes struck and killed a pedestrian named Gabriel S. Meyer with his car, at the corner of 3rd Street and Lorraine in Los Angeles.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1935
    Age 29
    On September 13, 1935, Hughes, flying the H-1, set the landplane airspeed record of over his test course near Santa Ana, California (Giuseppe Motta reached 362 mph in 1929 and George Stainforth reached 407.5 mph in 1931, both in seaplanes).
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  • 1929
    Age 23
    In 1929 Hughes' wife, Ella, returned to Houston and filed for divorce.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1925
    Age 19
    Hughes withdrew from Rice University shortly after his father's death. On June 1, 1925, he married Ella Botts Rice, daughter of David Rice and Martha Lawson Botts of Houston.
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    Their deaths apparently inspired Hughes to include the creation of a medical research laboratory in the will that he signed in 1925 at age 19.
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  • 1924
    Age 18
    Howard Hughes Sr. died of a heart attack in 1924.
  • 1922
    Age 16
    Allene Hughes died in March 1922 from complications of an ectopic pregnancy.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1909
    Age 3
    The senior Hughes made the shrewd and lucrative decision to commercialize the invention by leasing the bits instead of selling them, and founded the Hughes Tool Company in 1909.
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  • 1906
    Age 0
    However, his certificate of baptism recorded on October 7, 1906, in the parish register of St. John's Episcopal Church in Keokuk, Iowa, listed his birth as September 24, 1905 without any reference to the place of birth.
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  • 1905
    Born
    Born in 1905.
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