Howard Hughes, Hell's Angel: America's Notorious Bisexual Billionaire [NOOK Book]

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“Set amid descriptions of the unimaginable changes that affected America between Hughes's birth in 1905 and his death in 1976, this book gives an insider's perspective about what money can buy and what it can't. Darwin Porter's access to film industry insiders and other Hughes confidants supplied him with the resources he needed to create a portrait of Hughes that both corroborates what other Hughes biographies have divulged, and go them one better.” Foreword Magazine. “Thanks to this bio of Howard Hughes, we'll never be able to look at the old
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Howard Hughes, Hell's Angel: America's Notorious Bisexual Billionaire

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Overview

“Set amid descriptions of the unimaginable changes that affected America between Hughes's birth in 1905 and his death in 1976, this book gives an insider's perspective about what money can buy and what it can't. Darwin Porter's access to film industry insiders and other Hughes confidants supplied him with the resources he needed to create a portrait of Hughes that both corroborates what other Hughes biographies have divulged, and go them one better.” Foreword Magazine. “Thanks to this bio of Howard Hughes, we'll never be able to look at the old pinups in quite the same way again.” He was a millionaire while still a teenager, thanks to his father's Texas tool-bit business. He owned Hughes Aircraft, TWA, and RKO. Yet Howard Hughes remains one of the most enigmatic, oddest, and most contradictory men in public life during the 20th century. Gore Vidal said he was boring, and called him an honest-to-God American shit. But Hughes had a lot more going on than Martin Scorsese's Oscar-nominated 2004 film, The Aviator, depicts.” (The Times of London). “Darwin Porter's new, exhaustive biography, Howard Hughes: Hell's Angel (from Blood Moon Productions), reveals that he bedded not only about every female beauty in Hollywood's Golden Era, but quite a few gorgeous males too. Born to a wealthy, libertine father, and cosseted by an incestuous mother, Hughes' life revolved around three obsessions: airplanes, movies, and sex. Porter, who is in his 60s, has had a long career in journalism; he started reviewing movies for the Miami Herald as a teenager, he's written many Frommer's travel guides, and he's published a biography of everyone's favorite nonlesbian, Katharine Hepburn. I recently chatted with Porter by telephone from his New York City home. We talked all about Hughes' dazzling, sometimes puzzling life, including those boys in the back room.” (Frontiers Magazine, Los Angeles). Howard Hughes, Hell's Angel was nominated for best biography in Foreword Magazine's Book of The Year Awards, and it was selected for serialization in the UK by The Mail On Sunday.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936003228
  • Publisher: Blood Moon Productions
  • Publication date: 8/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 840
  • Sales rank: 697,713
  • File size: 18 MB
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Meet the Author

Darwin Porter is known as one of the writers of the Frommer's travel guides and a sensationalist Hollywood biographer known for books whose source material derives from transcription of oral dialogues from living witnesses of not-widely-publicized events and relationships in the entertainment industry
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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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