12-24-1905

Howard Hughes in a fetching pose.

HOWARD HUGHES, American film producer and inventor, was born (d. 1976); Rumor has it he had a few bucks. He liked film, aviation, beautiful women, making more bucks, and, near the end, drugs. Lots of drugs. But if you’re ready to accept the notion of Errol Flynn involved with Nazi spies during World War II, then you’re ready to accept the story of the multi-millionaire turning over for the handsome, virile movie star – for some cold cash.