Howard Hughes (1905 - 1976) was known for making big-budget, controversial films in the 1920's and was also one of the most influential aviators in history, setting many air speed records.

Howard Hughes (1905 - 1976) was known for making big-budget, controversial films in the 1920's and was also one of the most influential aviators in history, setting many air speed records.

Howard Hughes ~ 1930's.  Hughes  was first known for his wealth and for producing/directing movies in the '30s. He had a playboy lifestyle and love of aviation. After a plane accident in 1946, he became very reclusive. Hughes lived mostly in a Las Vegas hotel suite had extremely little human contact in his last 25 years

Howard Hughes ~ 1930's. Hughes was first known for his wealth and for producing/directing movies in the '30s. He had a playboy lifestyle and love of aviation. After a plane accident in 1946, he became very reclusive. Hughes lived mostly in a Las Vegas hotel suite had extremely little human contact in his last 25 years

1948 original vintage Time magazine cover only. Featuring movie mogul, aircraft designer and multi-millionaire Howard Hughes.

1948 original vintage Time magazine cover only. Featuring movie mogul, aircraft designer and multi-millionaire Howard Hughes.

Howard Hughes and His Larger-Than-Life Dream Machine, the Spruce Goose

Howard Hughes and His Larger-Than-Life Dream Machine, the Spruce Goose

Not originally published in LIFE. Howard Hughes at the controls of his Hercules troop transport plane, the "Spruce Goose," November

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