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Every person who intersected with Howard Hughes — and he intersected with almost every major figure of his era — had their own version of the man. It seemed logical for us to be together. Certainly I felt that I was madly in love with him. Ambition beat love, or was it like? Depending on whom you listen to, Hughes was a villain, a genius, a madman, sometimes all three simultaneously. His Hollywood career, in particular, is difficult to pin down. He strolls through so many Hollywood memoirs he takes on Zelig-like proportions.
He arrives in Hollywood in and starts to disappear in the s, so you can use him to tell the story of Hollywood in that era. Hughes did the same things that other men did — he just did them more crudely. Howard Hughes arrived in Hollywood as a restless young millionaire from Texas, looking to make a splash in the movie industry during the tail-end of the silent film era.
A pioneer in more ways than one, he realized the value of bad publicity. His track record in Hollywood was spotty, at best. The book is a compulsive -turner, written with a wisecracking style "[Hughes] had cooked up this cockamamie scheme Longworth does not pull her punches, going after the male power structure itself with no-nonsense zingers: "[David O.
Using Hughes as the focal point, Longworth provides mini-profiles of many forgotten female figures who deserve to be remembered outside the small circle of Hollywood film buffs. Johns and director Lois Weber. By the end of the film, we understand that Hollywood is the only place for a girl like Lola.
He should be afraid. She has also dug deep into the archives of long-defunct movie magazines, poring through gossip s, movie scrapbooks and blind items written as the events unfolded in real time. Longworth squints into the archives, trying to read between the lines, to hear the voices of these women, discover their experiences and bring them into the light. This is a book about Hollywood and so it is a book about male power run unchecked.
It can be understood too, but only dimly and in flashes. Not half a dozen men have ever been able to keep the whole equation of pictures in their he. Her personal site is the Sheila Variations. How L. Bestsellers List Sunday, August 8. All Sections. About Us. B2B Publishing. Business Visionaries. Hot Property. Times Events. Times Store. Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra sharing options.
Howard Hughes with Ginger Rogers, one of the many women he dated - or otherwise encountered - in Hollywood. Jean Harlow and Howard Hughes in the s. Author Karina Longworth. More From the Los Angeles Times. Books How L. Books Bestsellers List Sunday, August 8.Seeking in fuck dating Hepburn
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Classic Hollywood’s glory and sins, distilled through the women around Howard Hughes