Howard Hughes, Hell's Angel: America's Notorious Bisexual Billionaire

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From his reckless pursuit of love as a rich teenager to his final days as a demented fossil, Howard Hughes changed the worlds of aviation and entertainment forever. This biography reveals inside details about his destructive and usually scandalous associations with other Hollywood players. Set amid descriptions of the unimaginable changes that affected America between 1905 and 1976, this critically acclaimed biography gives an insider's perspective about what money can buy—and ...
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Howard Hughes, Hell's Angel: America's Notorious Bisexual Billionaire

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Overview

From his reckless pursuit of love as a rich teenager to his final days as a demented fossil, Howard Hughes changed the worlds of aviation and entertainment forever. This biography reveals inside details about his destructive and usually scandalous associations with other Hollywood players. Set amid descriptions of the unimaginable changes that affected America between 1905 and 1976, this critically acclaimed biography gives an insider's perspective about what money can buy—and what it can't.

This award-winning book has received the following accolades:

Winner, Best biography 2010, at the New England Book Festival
Runner-up (Honorable Mention) for Best biography, 2010, at the Los Angeles Book Festival.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936003136
  • Publisher: Blood Moon Productions
  • Publication date: 8/16/2010
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 814
  • Sales rank: 572,245
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 11.08 (h) x 1.95 (d)

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  • Posted September 11, 2011

    Such a Closet! So Many Skeletons!

    I've been a fan of Darwin Porter for some time. His books have the flavor of a coffee shop conversation with a friend. I keep wanting to say "get outta' here" or "go on" to every tidbit of naughtiness. I especially like the honest statement by Blood Moon Productions that they are "Applying the tabloid standards of today to the Tinseltown scandals of yesterday."

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  • Posted April 15, 2011

    Waste of time and money!!!

    I was hoping to read a comprehensive biography of a very complex man. Instead, a six hundred page trash heap fit for the National Inquirer. My fault for not reviewing the authors prior work. If you are interested in learning about Hughes accomplishments in aviation and Holleywood, forget it. If you want to read about scandelous relationships based on heresay, this book then is for you. I wish I had my 25 dollars back!!!!!

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  • Posted August 16, 2010

    Fascinating, hip, insightful, and scholarly

    It's a splendid overview of early Hollywood and the quirky dementia of one of the industry's most eccentric moguls. When I finished it, my first thought involved dissuading my nieces and nephews from a career in show-biz. Then, after reflection, I realized once again that in America, at least, the show goes on, with a human comedy (in this case, Howard Hughes) around every corner. This is a fantastic read, utterly absorbing, genuinely fascinating. Highly recommended.

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