Seduction : sex, lies, and stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood /

Howard Hughes was obsessed with sex, power and publicity, and he used his power to trap, abuse, and/or benefit women who dreamt of screen stardom. From promoting bombshells to his contentious battles with the censors, Hughes-- perhaps more than any other filmmaker of his era-- commoditized male desi...

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Main Author: Longworth, Karina, 1980-
Format: Book
Published: New York, NY : Custom House, 2018.
Physical Description: xii, 543 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Edition: First edition.
Table of Contents:
  • Hollywood before Hell's angels, 1910-1928
  • Introduction: the Ambassador Hotel, 1925
  • Billie and Jean, 1928-1936
  • Hepburn and Rogers and Russell, 1932-1940
  • Life during wartime 1941-1946
  • Terry, Jean and RKO, 1948-1956
  • Hughes after RKO
  • Epilogue: life after death.