Seduction : : Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood
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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.
An exploration of "Hollywood's glamorous golden age via the cinematic life of Howard Hughes and the women who encountered him--sometimes at the expense of their minds and souls"--Dust jacket flap.
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 desire as he objectified and sexualized women. Longworth examines women, sex, and male power in Hollywood during its golden age-- and shows that the recent scandals are, while nothing new, only a ripple in our culture in general. -- adapted from jacket
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New York, NY : Custom House, 
Year Published: 2018
Description: xii, 543 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Hughes, Howard, -- 1905-1976 -- Relations with women.
Hughes, Howard, -- 1905-1976. -- (OCoLC)fst00034104
Motion picture industry -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- History.