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The Richest Americans: Howard Hughes
September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Howard Hughes was a man whose personality was as large as his fortune and whose mystery was as profound as his influence. The mysterious Mr. Hughes was an international record setting and pioneering aviator, manufacturer. He was also an inventor, storied film producer, Las Vegas hotel magnate and influential political financier. He was also a man tormented my mental illness, phobias and prejudices that severely affected the quality of his life.
At times he basked in the limelight, often in the company of some of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood. As his phobias increased and his health declined, he increasingly withdrew from everyday life. His companies suffered terribly as a result. Ultimately, Howard Hughes – the richest man in America – became a hermit,
Nonetheless, Hughes was not a man who could be ignored even when he tried to disappear, living as a recluse in the last years of his life. This fascinating multimedia presentation will highlight his unique life story, his amazing financial/business successes, his personal eccentricities and his horrifying descent into mental illness.