Howard Hughes

  • American

Howard Robard Hughes (1905-1976) was an American businessman, aerospace engineer, test pilot and Hollywood film producer. - AsNotedIn

Notable Position Organization From To
Owner RKO Pictures 1948 1955
Works about Howard Hughes
  • Film: The Aviator, Biopic of the early years of Howard Hughes' career, from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s
Themes with Howard Hughes


Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Aerospace Engineer HUGHES FLYING BOAT (HERCULES) McMinnville
1931/04/04 "The Front Page " is released. Producer The Front Page (1931 film)
1932/04/09 "Scarface: The Shame of a Nation " is released. Producer Scarface: The Shame of a Nation
1939/03/00 With the help from Howard Hughes, Theatre Guild and the play's author, Philip Barry, Katharine Hepburn buys the film rights to "The Philadelphia Story". Financier The Philadelphia Story
1947/11/02 Pilot Howard Hughes and copilot Dave Grant fly the H-4 at 70 ft (21 m) off the water for about one mile (1.6 km). Pilot HUGHES FLYING BOAT (HERCULES) McMinnville
1948/00/00 Hughes acquires RKO. The globe on top of Stage 21 at Gower St and Melrose Ave originally supported a radio tower with RKO in neon lettering beaming out a Morse code signal "An RKO Radio Picture" (or in the studio's earliest releases, A Radio Picture). Owner Paramount Studios Los Angeles
1949/00/00 Howard Hughes establishes an apartment and screening room in the Pantages. He sold RKO Pantages in December 1967 Work Hollywood Pantages Theatre Los Angeles
1952/12/11 "Angel Face " is released. Producer Angel Face
1955/00/00 Hughes sells RKO to General Tire's broadcasting subsidiary, General Teleradio (which would be renamed RKO General). General Tire aired RKO films on the company's TV stations. Owner
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