Billionaire movie producer (and jack of all trades) Howard Hughes, age about the time he became an emancipated minor and obtained his trust fund. His love life included a laundry list of Hollywood beauties, most notably, Katharine Hepburn.
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
Howard Hughes stands below the second prototype of his reconnaissance aircraft in this 1947 photo.The USAF declined to pick up the project due to the difficulties involved in flying the plane, and the high cost of manufacturing it.
7 July At the Hughes Aircraft Company’s private airport, Culver City, California, the first of two prototype photographic reconnaissance airplanes took of on its first flight. In the cockpit was Howard Robard Hughes, Jr.