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"howard hughes" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"C was right after 9 11 He's screaming across the airport packed bat on then it comes up in this suspense because you remember me, Mike Pence. See on TV every night, Mike. It's just so funny. And so that's how he and the humble about he is. And he really wanted he was curious, Tio, find out how Dick was doing. And you know, we may never know. I tell you what? They're hard to get ahold of we. Hopefully we'll hear from a Howard Hughes. Dick. Howard. Yeah. Kevin Gregory has a better line on him than I did. Kevin Gregory from Channel Six weather, you know? When the two of us we can always tracking And this is how Dick you know when we did our little We did. Dog and pony shows out at the flower in patio show for about 15 years. And we would do him with crumb. You know, we would do like three a day You had stick between you You really didn't choreograph it. But then once something stuck, used it again and again, and that's what I really appreciate about timing, but you guys got down. We had a lot of good times out there. But But when Dick. And I knew and I knew that's how he would leave radio because we heat now I'd end this thing with him for 15 years. He had been out there. For 40 I think doing the flyer and patio shows doing these seminars. And he just He sent me an email goes. Hey, I'm done doing that. Well, I did it for about another five years, and then I got tired of it as well. But it's just and that's how I knew that he he would leave radio. It just know where he is not going to allow fanfare. He's just going like no announcement. He just Left fades away fades away and he goes well, Yeah, sort of. I'm sort of glad to now know the routine. If somebody does something on radio, they shouldn't do. They don't fire him. They give him some time off. So you're not going to get fired? You're just goingto have some time off and I'll have you back today. David would leave Probably can't explain nervous. Do you think You gotta get a lot of baggage pad. First of all, you insulted it, But what do you think? He said, Did you see pulled out his phone of all the things you've called him? He goes back in list a spinner. She's listening to what you said about him on Saturday. I just can't believe he's been there that long. He made. He says he stuff Oh, look at the time. You know, actually, who was I think that they're the longest one were John quick. Yeah. John was there and you know, first time I met John. He will tell the story. I just sit. Please don't fire me. Quick gave me a chance. And he was the one that hired me. And so I was glad he came in the studio. He remember when we met. I can't remember the name of the barbecue place, but we all met over there. He said. This is gonna be your coach and he points to you. So when you say you're going to teach me how to do radio you didn't teach me squat. You said show up and watch me. No, but you know what? You were so good that if I'm serious because I had been in that position Where the new person would just stop talking. And then I would go coming right back 93. You know that that routine And you. You knew you had it so long in there, But you didn't teach me squad years Most new had it. I mean, you were you were you were good. He was goes to be my teach on complimenting you. Okay? Because there was trust me. There's other people that They just they couldn't get in and out of the segments. That was their their struggle. I was figuring out how to say like 93 W. Hey, Denny Smith here. Reynolds Farm Equipment has sizzling summer deals to get all your property job's done this July. Get the best in class work capable. John Deere T s cater for only $99 a month or get them or done Get a lot more done with the John Deere, 10 25 are compact utility tractor for less than $250 a month..
"howard hughes" Discussed on Historical Figures
"howard hughes" Discussed on Historical Figures
"That's one version of what went through Nixon's head prior to Watergate anyway and the version that Watergate Senate investigators believed while it's impossible to say for sure that the Howard Hughes money was the primary motivator behind the crime. The theory does check out after all one man buying both. The Republican president in the DNC chairman was bound to lead to chaos Howard Hughes was so paranoid and power hungry that he catalyzed one of the worst crises in American political history in his book citizen Hughes which focuses on Howard's involvement with Watergate reporter Michael Draws in characterizes Howard as the portrait of Dorian Gray Dorian Gray here being the broad corruption plaguing American politics and the time of Richard Nixon Howard was far from the only player involved in the Watergate scandal but his declining physical and mental state reflected just how ugly things had gotten in Washington long before the cracks started to show at the White House and in his late sixties. He was declining even more quickly. His body was covered in bed sores. He was excruciatingly thin malnourished and his mind perhaps most of all was increasingly teetering into a chasm of delusions. He wasn't just watching movies now. He was watching them on repeat namely his favourite film. Ice Station Zebra a nineteen sixty eight spy thrillers set in the Arctic which he watched over one hundred fifty times and also his least favourite of the films he made as head of our. Ko Nineteen fifty six's flop the conqueror. He reportedly spent millions of dollars buying up every copy in existence just as he'd once tried to bury swell Hogan his first film but this time instead of hiding away the copies he said to have watched the movie every night before going to bed his personal projectionist of course wearing a blindfold so only Howard would see the screen. He was also reportedly completely unable to grasp the Watergate situation as it unfurled between nineteen seventy two and nineteen seventy four. The products of his Labor had escaped him on April fifth. Nineteen seventy six. At seventy years old he died. He was flying from his final residence. The Acapulco Princess Hotel in Mexico to the Methodist Hospital in Houston his hometown. The cause of death was kidney failure which had been exacerbated. Thanks to decades of drug use and likely Howard's pension to refuse the advice of his doctors as one of them put it. He made his own decisions about anything. How Berry Howard Hughes in the end Howard was a man of his times from start to finish a Hollywood wonder canned when the movies were the beating heart of an enthusiastic young nation. A pilot when flight was the fresh exciting frontier of human achievement. A man of integrity and power when in the postwar world America was beguiled by its own wealth and power a corrupt power hungry delusional man when the country realized it couldn't trust its leaders but like most people whose glorious beginnings lead to appalling ends. Howard's dark tendencies were there from the beginning. That's the case with the next man were covering in falls from grace to Roman Polanski like Howard. He was beloved. Hollywood filmmaker director of classics. Like Rosemary's baby until he became a fugitive from the law fleeing charges of drugging and raping eighteen year-old.
"howard hughes" Discussed on Historical Figures
"Like his room at the desert in this one had blacked out. Windows Howard hadn't come to paradise to see it. He'd come to escape the dangerous contaminations in Nevada and the escape practically speaking had gone well. that was just on the surface beneath the surface. Howard's mental and material conditions were declining in one thousand nine hundred seventy after years of communicating solely by phone. Jean Peters filed for divorce. The separation was finalized in Nineteen seventy-one when Howard was sixty five despite Howard's shaky condition. Since the early days of the marriage. Losing gene was likely difficult for Howard on the one hand because he was the kind of controlling possessive man who couldn't even bear to let go of his own urine and on the other because he probably actually loved peters in his own way. He never spoke. Ill liver even after the divorce. Nor did she speak ill of him? Despite the fact that there was no nondisclosure agreement attached to her divorce despite the fact that she was offered many lucrative opportunities to write or speak about her ex husband for years the couple had communicated by phone nightly but Peter's loss was likely fairly abstract for Howard. The loss of Robert Mayhew was more immediate mayhew had been Howard's chief intermediary with the outside world for years. Despite the fact that the two had never met he was Howard's bag man. His correspondent his main social contact. Perhaps in a way his friend but Howard's mistrust in paranoia didn't just focus on germs or on collecting politicians to protect his power with some help from his Mormon AIDS and other executives in his business empire. Howard started to turn against maze. You and has moved from Vegas to the Bahamas. Cemented THEIR SPLIT. He was cut off from some of the only social contacts he'd had left. And there's evidence that what remained the Mormon aides were deliberately invested in encouraging Howard's isolation and paranoia 's after all the less he saw of the outside world the more he relied on them finally to top off all issues Howard's business ventures weren't going as well as they once had he was plagued by losses in the vegas businesses and fines for his air west dealings despite the fact that the takeover had gone through. He was still extraordinarily wealthy. It's just his expenses were proportionately large and he didn't quite have the cash on hand to meet them back in Washington. Things weren't going so well either President Richard Nixon. Almost if not quite as paranoid demand has Howard was starting to get worried about the most recent one hundred thousand dollars. Howard Hughes had gifted him the hundred thousand dollars that grease the gears of Howard's Air West takeover the one hundred thousand dollars that never went into Nixon's campaign fund but rather sat waiting and BB ribose bank account for whatever personal expenses. Nixon needed paid but Nixon's paranoia about the money wasn't that it had been found out. In general he was worried. Specifically that Larry. O'brien had found out about it. Larry O'Brien the Kennedy's former campaign manager. And now chairman of the DNC was on Howard Hughes payroll just like Nixon was and Nixon had caught wind of that fact now. Nixon wasn't sure if O'Brien knew that their benefactor was mutual he had no real evidence. But if he had learned about O'Brien's connection to Howard. O'brien might very well have learned about Nixon's connection to and that of course would be very bad the DNC hated Nixon. He knew it. They wanted to take him down any way they could. They'd use Howard Hughes money against him in a heartbeat just like in the nineteen sixty election. He couldn't let that happen absolutely not but he had to be reasonable. Perhaps O'Brien didn't know about the money. Perhaps he was safe. He'd have to collect Intel and find out the truth then he could decide how to proceed against O'Brien so on June seventeenth nineteen seventy two the Nixon administration sent five to rob the DNC Washington headquarters..
"howard hughes" Discussed on Historical Figures
"As Howard explained. It wasn't that he wanted one particular favor from a given politician. He wanted power and control. That would be there whenever he needed it. He wanted the government on his payroll and while he didn't succeed in hiring the entire Kennedy Organization. He did succeed in getting Larry. O'brien Bobby Kennedy's campaign manager into his book. Keeping a useful man to have in your pocket considering he'd go on to be the head of the DNC but not all of the politicians Howard Hughes sponsored loved his association with that organization. Which brings us to Richard Nixon Howard Hughes supported Nixon throughout his political career. As far back as Nineteen fifty-six when Nixon was Vice President Howard had loaned the Nixon family would amount to more than one point five million dollars today Nixon's brother. Donald used the money to bail out his failing fast food. Chain of course usually when one gives alone it's secured with something of equivalent value for example a mortgage which is secured on the value of your home and of course eventually repaid hughes loan to the Nixon's meanwhile was secured with an empty piece of land valued at thirteen thousand dollars a fraction of the loan value and was never repaid as in. It sounds a whole lot more like a gift then alone no strings attached or perhaps with few strings as soon as the money had changed hands. The IRS approved the Howard Hughes Medical Institute as a tax exempt charity after twice previously having declared it he device for siphoning off otherwise taxable income. This suspicious so-called loan made its way into the press in the final days before the nineteen sixty election when Nixon was first running for president and the scandal may have impacted his chances in the hotly contested race as he put it. I must have answered questions about the Hughes Loan. At least a hundred times the media the story and played it up big because it was so damaging to me still it did nothing to cool Nixon's appetite for Hugh's money during the nineteen sixty eight election season Nixon and Howard connected once again this time. The Hugh's money tying them together was a cool one hundred thousand dollars about seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars today and instead of going right to the Nixon family. It went to a bank account in the name of Charles. Beebe rebozo close associate. In confidante presumably the purpose of this unofficial campaign gift was a personal nature. Nixon could get it from Rebozo when he needed it for his private expenses. As for Howard. It seems to have proven useful too. Soon after the money changed hands. He weasel his way out of some legal issues with his Air West Takeover. He'd been indicted for conspiring to manipulate the airline stock defrauding shareholders of sixty million dollars and airline which it's worth noting was the beneficiary of multiple route franchises and mail subsidies this time the money carefully concealed in rebozo account. Didn't make its way to the press and Nixon finally sailed into the White House. He was sworn in as president on January twentieth nineteen. Sixty-nine meanwhile in Nineteen Seventy Howard gave up on Nevada. He didn't like the nuclear tests that the government were running in the desert to spite his petitions to have them stopped or the fact that despite his extraordinary wealth and power there were other wealthy powerful players bidding on Las Vegas. Perhaps it's no surprise that a man so obsessed with power and control would wanna find somewhere where he'd be the only big fish around. He was waffling between Mexico. And the Bahamas. He wasn't sure which would allow him greater political influence. Has He put it in a memo? Please consider the problems in obtaining empire status in the end. It was the Bahamas despite Howard's lifelong racism and as a result his distrust of a black government paradise island seemed like his only escape from the constant threat of nuclear contamination and rivals in Nevada on November twenty fifth nineteen seventy. He was carried out of the desert in via the fire escape by his Mormon AIDS wearing clothes for the first time since he arrived for years earlier Blue Pajamas. He was six foot four. And just over one hundred pounds emaciated after years of lying in bed and picking it food his hair. Meanwhile was almost twenty four inches long uncut for years. Sorry sight one that would have shocked the media and the mini politicians. He bribed for power and influence at both the DNC and in the Republican White House. This was the man behind the curtain. The man pulling the puppet strings but no one got a chance to see him. He was ushered into an unmarked van under cover of darkness then carried onto a private jet and finally to another Ninth Floor Hotel Penthouse this time in the Britannia Beach Hotel on Paradise Island.
"howard hughes" Discussed on Historical Figures
"For Howard. The obsession fueling. His tissue compulsion was a growing tear of germs. He'd been fearful of germs for a long time avoiding handshakes even in his early years in Hollywood but now his nervous distrust had grown into a full blown terror. Another compulsion that may have emerged during Howard's initial period of isolation in nineteen fifty. Eight was the fifty two year olds need to constantly watch movies their various explanations for it. Some commentators think he was studying the craft of filmmaking others have suggested he was trying to take his mind off of the physical pain. That never went away after his nineteen forty six crash despite the coding but while he may have felt either or both of these motivations Howard's constant and insistent need to have films playing certainly fits the bill a compulsion to when fifty two year old Howard finally emerged from the theater at the end of the summer of nineteen fifty eight. He hadn't washed trimmed his nails or cut his hair and he wasn't ready to now either. He continued many of the habits. He'd cultivated in the theater at the Beverly Hills. Hotel in a pink bungalow where despite his own filth he became even more obsessed with germs. The danger after all came from outside not from him it was about contamination about the uncontrollable outside getting in and hurting him so he established some rules I he designated the select group of people who are allowed to deal with him personally or even handle anything he planned to handle this rapidly shrunk to a small crew of Mormon aides who Howard reportedly liked because they worked hard live clean and didn't drink every move this carefully selected group was governed by an ever growing hyper specific procedures manual to see Howard. They had to go through a thirty minute. Purification ritual called processing hands had to be washed four distinct and separate times using lots of lather each time from individual bars of soap. Then supplicants had to dawn. White cotton gloves. Often they'd enter Howard's bungalow to find Howard sitting naked with nothing but a pink. Beverly Hills Hotel Napkin on his laugh. Once in his room they were forbidden from touching Howard directly. Instead they did things like pick up his memos about business matters or cap jars of his urine which he demanded be stored in his Bel Air Garage. He couldn't bear to let it go. It was his. It belonged to him. The more AIDS weren't the only ones subject to Howard's rules his wife. Jean didn't escape his ever heightening. Need for control either. She wasn't invited into bungalow number four. She was kept in her own bungalow. She was highly discouraged from leaving the hotel and when she did go out. She was instructed to go out with an escort the escort. Meanwhile was equipped with detailed memos about her care for example. When going to the theater they were instructed. If necessary to open the doors entering the theater or closing the doors do so with the feet. Not The hands if it is necessary or common procedure to enter the theater with her to lower the seat for her. Do so with Kleenex. While Howard's obsessive controlling behavior was evident from his earliest days in Hollywood. He clearly took a turn for the worse in Bid Nineteen fifty eight for the much worse. It's not excessive to characterize the shift as a mental breakdown but if that much is clear the reason for this mental breakdown is a more difficult question to answer it. We have to look back to the period preceding nineteen fifty eight and do a bit of speculation in his Book Citizen. Hughes Michael Draws in argues that the breakdown was likely triggered by Howard sense that he was losing control through the nineteen fifties while from the outside he may have appeared on top of the world. His wealth ever-growing his status as a Hollywood legend cemented. In fact he was losing some of the direct control. He'd always cherished I. The Pentagon forced him to give up personal management of aviation company Hughes aircraft in the wake of his nineteen forty seven spruce goose scandal then in nineteen fifty five. He had to sell off our. Ko The dying studio system and internal conflict. Made it an untenable business. Next in nineteen fifty seven. Howard's chief accountant Noah. Dietrich quit his job he'd managed Howard's business affairs for over thirty years serving as something of a surrogate father. His loss felt like abandonment and betrayal. Finally there was Twa Howard's airline. He needed more investment for the company but the bankers wouldn't give the money without increased control over the business as draws and it. It was all too much. Everything was slipping through Howard's fingertips and he couldn't contain everything the way he'd contain the fallout of Swell Hogan it had all gotten too big hence the breakdown. The rapidly accelerating paranoia 's and obsessive compulsive behaviors. What he could control he would control few people. Outside of Howard's immediate circle understood that sure Howard Hughes had disappeared from the public eye gone recluse that was a bit eccentric and of course. His enormous wealth cut two ways on the one hand. It helped maintain a glamorous mystique around his disappearance from public life on the other. It added a sinister air to his disappearance. Suddenly the man behind the empire was simply a question. Mark and in fact for all Howard's paranoia about losing control of his empire in strain secretive behavior. He would only get richer in nineteen sixty. Six powered was still spending the large majority of his time secluded at the Beverly Hotel. It's likely that he couldn't come out of that. Seclusion to appear in court and fight for full control over his airline. Twa So Howard Hughes. Sold for five hundred and forty-six million dollars. It was to date the largest check to ever go to a single individual which brings us to the darkest most dangerous way Howard Hughes was grasping at power in his fight for control and ultimately safety he was using his enormous wealth to by the US. Government COMING UP. Howard shakes the very foundations of American democracy. Now back to the story in nineteen fifty eight at the age of fifty two. Howard Hughes began suffering from an apparent mental breakdown and it didn't get better his lifelong tendency towards obsession and a need for control spiraled to new extremes as he hid away from the world in Beverly Hills Bungalow number four only seeing a small group of Mormon Aids but all the while his wealth was growing culminating in a nineteen sixty six by out of his airline TWA which left him with five hundred. Forty six million dollars in easy cash. Today that's equivalent to almost four and a half billion and that was far from his whole fortune powers wealth enabled his mental illness in many ways it allowed him to hire the people he needed to take care of or control. His wife had bought him. Twenty four seven attention from his Mormon aides who tended to his anxiety fueled need it ensured that he was left undisturbed at the Beverly Hills Hotel by either hotel staff or nosy outsiders and in nineteen sixty six. He used his new windfall to switch to a new more secluded hideout the desert in in Las Vegas which he eventually purchased outright ensuring total control over his environment but he knew his money could do more by him more power more safety so he started scooping up Vegas Real Estate Casino after Casino. He wanted to run the city while still living in near complete isolation but there was a small problem. Las Vegas is governed by antitrust laws. One man wasn't supposed to own a whole casino on his own much less seven. So Howard doubled down on the classic rich. Man's way out. Showering politicians was money. But Howard didn't care about political parties and he didn't care about keeping his gifts on the official campaign contribution list. He was happy to pay for whatever a politician needed paid. Whether those expenses were personal or political in Nevada he used these practices to get in with the state. Governor Pawlak Salt and then to circumvent antitrust laws but his ambitions didn't just stop with Nevada politicians to truly secure his little desert empire. He needed national influence. He saw an opportunity for that. In nineteen sixty eight. When Democratic presidential candidate Senator Robert Kennedy was assassinated Hughes? Wrote the following memo to his chief. Bag Man in fixer Robert. Mayhew I see here an opportunity that may not happen again in a lifetime. I don't aspire to be president but I do want political strength. I want organization so that we would never have to worry about a Jerky. Little thing like this antitrust problem not in one hundred years kind of setup that if we wanted to could put governor lack salt in the White House in nineteen seventy two or seventy. Six later he clarified. What exactly he wanted mayhew to do with this opportunity. I want us to hire Bob. Kennedy's entire organization. I am not looking for political favors from them. I repeat. I don't want an alliance with the Kennedy Group. I want to put them on the payroll.
"howard hughes" Discussed on Historical Figures
"I there was his collection of women. He'd historically been interested in women around his own age but in the late nineteen forties and nineteen fifties after acquiring his own film. Studio are Ko. He started seeking out young. Starlets or Wannabe starlets. He'd sign them to exclusive contracts and then place them in bungalows where their diets were monitored and they were forbidden to date. Occasionally he'd sleep with them. Although many of them never met him at all in return he gave them singing and dancing lessons in promised to put them in the movies. This alarming treatment of girls and young women showed an increasing need for control but typically for the era and industry. This behavior didn't attract much attention at least not in the press contractually. Howard may of wiggled out of any unpleasantness by putting most of his Harem into the Nineteen fifty-five Arabian nights film son of Sinbad and on the surface. He seemed to be carrying on with the glamorous life of a Hollywood playboy in nineteen fifty seven. He even got married to the beautiful thirty year old actress. Jean Peters she was twenty one years his junior but in nineteen fifties Hollywood or even nineteen fifties America in general. This was not dreadfully unusual behavior. Still things got worse late in the spring of Nineteen fifty eight. He heard that his usual screening room at Goldwyn studios had been used by the all black cast of porgy and bess. He didn't like that he'd always been racist since his turn of the century Texas childhood and perceived black people as dirty. He wouldn't a screening room with them so Hughes announced to his aides that he wanted to screen some movies at a new location no sex projections studio on Sunset Boulevard. He entered the dark room alone. Shut the door and started the movies rolling. Then for the next three months he stayed there in screening room at first he wore a white shirt and Tan slacks often talking with his lawyers and bankers on the phone to check in about Business Affairs. Then slowly he stopped the calls. He stripped off his filthy clothes and he announced to his aides. Don't try to get me for anything. Wait until I call you. I don't want any messages handed to me. In this state of increasing isolation and Filth Howard did have some company surrounding him. Were Kleenex boxes. He used the tissues to wipe down the surfaces around him and the boxes he continually stacked and restocked these were habits he would retain throughout the rest of his life and are one reason for later speculation that he suffered from severe obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD. Perhaps it's fitting that when he disappeared into the dark of the theater. He told his wife. Jean Peters that he was in the hospital getting treated for an undiagnosed disease.
"howard hughes" Discussed on Historical Figures
"In nineteen thirty two at age twenty six. He turned his passion for flying into a lucrative new business. The Hughes Aircraft Company in Nineteen Thirty Nine. He began acquiring stock in the airline. Twa expanding his empire and wealth even further and during the war. He picked up various government. Defense contracts eventually becoming one of the largest suppliers of weapons systems to the air force and Navy but despite his glittering image as talented movie man a daring pilot and the captain of industry. It wasn't all smooth sailing for Howard Hughes one of his World War. Two defense contracts was for a giant flying boat as it was called built mainly from would thanks to wartime metal shortages but his constant insistence on revisions and improvements slowed down production and ate up the project's budget. Leaving him with nothing to show for the contract before the end of the war in Nineteen forty-five Howard however was to respected businessman for this to look like a near accident. The Senate was suspicious that he'd misused government funds for the project shifting them to private business ventures of pouring them into the plane and they called him forward to testify in nineteen forty seven. Howard however handled the courtroom with panache he convincingly argued that he was a patriot and left the Senate with a promise if the flying boat fails to fly. I will leave the country and never come back. He did indeed meet that promise. Flying the enormous plane over Long Beach Harbor on November second. Nineteen forty seven for one astonishing crowd-pleasing mile but the flight brings us to the other hiccups of these apparently jubilant years of ever increasing success in power the crashes there were multiple incidents both in planes and cars and many of them left. Howard with head injuries. The worst one was in nineteen forty six he crashed right into Beverly Hills. His plane and body were shattered and he was apparently on the brink of death. Miraculously he survived however he still suffered from immense pain which is doctor prescribed him coding to cope with and since the pain from his injuries never quite went away. He continued to use coding for the rest of his life. When in later years however is prolonged. Use of the drug as well as other. Painkillers made its way into the press. Much was made of his possible addiction. In the twenty first century has medical understanding of persistent pain has developed. Some doctors have reassessed suggesting that Howard's usage was likely less addiction and more what we call now. Pseudo addiction reliance on a substance for the management of persistent physical pain but regardless whether it was the head injuries the drugs or just the process of aging Howard was starting to change and the people around him. Were starting to notice the cracks in his gilded surface. Gene Tierney one of the many Hollywood actresses who had dated Howard for a time described it this way. There had been a boyish clear eyed quality about him now the is had turned beatty. The face had tightened rather than adding character. The scars on the aged him combined with his obsessive ness and his need for control. The changes in Howard would lead to some astonishing behaviors behavior that it I looked like the unsavory machinations of any other powerful Hollywood man but eventually became uniquely appalling up next Howard Hughes tumbles from the skies down to a dark isolated Beverly Hills Bungalow now back to the story in nineteen forty seven forty one year old Howard Hughes was on top of the world. He was still handsome. Still dating Hollywood's leading ladies and still internationally beloved for his work in both film and aviation he was also one of the richest men in America for the next decade. Thanks to the dual protections of wealth and fame. He would maintain his gilded reputation but in reality things were starting.
"howard hughes" Discussed on Historical Figures
"It was January nineteenth nineteen thirty seven and thirty one year old Howard Hughes was soaring through the sky in his Hughes. H One racer a plane. He helped design under the auspices of his aerospace company Hughes Aircraft Today The H. One was going to smash the record for fastest transcontinental flight from Los Angeles to Newark New Jersey. A Record Howard himself had set just over a year earlier in another plane. Los Angeles pulled away beneath him home. These days Tinseltown couldn't get enough of him. They wanted him producing every project so they could get their hands on his enormous reserve of dollars and his creative I too but today he wasn't Howard Hughes renowned producer today he was Howard Hughes Record Breaking Aviator today he had a plane to push to its limits. It was a rough flight. Is Oxygen Mask failed? He almost passed out. But Howard kept going refusing to give in refusing to fail and after seven hours. Twenty eight minutes twenty five seconds of cutting through to January skies Howard landed in Newark New Jersey. Teed done it. He broke in the record by nearly two hours. And the first thing he did to celebrate was sent a telegram it read am down and safe at Newark Howard Katherine Hepburn. His glamorous actress girlfriend of the hour received the message with happy relief. Howard Hughes had it all respect wealth beautiful Hollywood girlfriends determination intelligence a golden finger. That seemed to turn everything. He touched into a success. But it wouldn't last the same obsessive protectionism that had pushed him to the top would take over his life and leave him a shell of the all American golden boy he once was of course when a little baby was born into the Hughes family in December nineteen o five all that doom and gloom was far in the future. Howard grew up wealthy in Houston Texas. Thanks to an ingenious invention of his father's a two-bit drill that revolutionized the oil business. Mr Hughes never sold the bits leasing them instead. And thus secured an empire that would sustain not just him and his wife but also provide the seeds for his sons extraordinary wealth. Howard's early life wasn't all silver spoons in sports cars though. His mother was an extremely anxious hovering parent and he was struck by bouts of illness. That pulled him out of school. Still Howard was close with his parents and he was devastated when they both died just two years apart his mother in her late thirties of a pregnancy complication in nineteen twenty two and his fifty four year old father of a heart attack in nineteen twenty four at eighteen. He was an orphan and there's evidence that he started to spiral into depression. But this was still the early Howard. He was young and handsome. Six foot four and slender and suddenly he was worth the equivalent of about fifteen million in today's dollars. Howard decided to use his money to leave. Houston and the past behind in nineteen twenty six at the age of twenty. He packed up for Hollywood where he planned to develop his childhood interest in technology by pursuing to equally glamorous fields flying in the movies the move that I went well nineteen twenties. Tinseltown was welcoming to passionate upstarts especially ones with money not to say it was perfect. The first film Howard Produced Nineteen Twenty. Six is swell. Hogan was a consummate disaster. Howard already an obsessive dedicated perfectionist was so horrified by the flop that he ensured. The film never made it to theaters but Hollywood was less exacting than Howard himself. It gave the young upstart another chance and this time Howard hit his stride. His next two films were financially successful in nineteen twenty seven to Arabian nights even when the First Academy Award for best director of a comedy picture but it was nineteen thirties. Hells Angels. That really catapulted. Young Howard Hughes to Hollywood production stardom wartime aviation epic combined. Howard's to loves flying in film. Perhaps that's why he was so particular about it. He started out as the film's producer but was such a nitpicking. Interfering perfectionist that multiple directors dropped off the project. Howard however wasn't deterred he took on the role of director himself with particular interest in the fight scenes and he dedicated himself to the new creative role with at least as much fervor as he put into producing. He poured two point eight million dollars into the project much of his own money and constantly pushed the film's deadline. His specific decisions included recasting. The female lead when he decided to turn it into a talkie rather than a silent film and constantly re shooting flight scenes. He even crashed a plane during shooting himself and though he clearly survived. Several of his stunt pilots weren't so lucky three men died during production. Thanks to the grueling schedule in daring aviation tricks Howard demanded these deaths were little talked about after all in nineteen thirty flying was a far more dangerous pursuit than it is today and a few deaths were perhaps to be expected on a project of hells angels scale another nineteen thirty production. Such men are dangerous. Beat out hells angels for the award of worst in film history by wide margin with ten men dead after a mid air collision still the perfectionism underlying the deaths was another mark of Howard's obsessive nece. Even in his triumphant early years is perfectionism however was effective throughout the thirties and world war two Howard remained a national golden boy. He was deeply respected in. La For his work in film. He was constantly dating Hollywood's most beautiful women which ensured his name was constantly in every tabloid paper around the country and to the delight of flight obsessed world in the nineteen thirties. He shifted his attention from producing hit films to breaking flight records. Body wasn't just a dashing young sportsmen with a good eye for making movies he was also quickly turning from the son of a millionaire into a powerful businessman in.
"howard hughes" Discussed on The Jeff Does Vegas Podcast
"He was in Las Vegas about four years total and so of course the desert end didn't do that well while he owned it in part because he had occupied all the good rooms right. You didn't own it. And He wants. He bought the desert in he. When he Kim to Las Vegas he had no intention of buying casinos but once he bought the desert in it. He decided that these were toys that he would really like to assemble so instructed. By May who to buy more casinos an anna buying the the sands and the Frontier and the silver slipper and castaways landmark. The also bought bought heralds club Up in Reno now. There's a story that I've heard about him. Th The reason behind his purchase of the silver slipper. The story that I had read was that he bought it because he didn't like where the sign was. The light of the sign kept him awake. Was that true so that I don't believe it's true. That story has been story has traveled far and wide though so the silver slipper had a very interesting sign. It was a slipper literally. It was a sign in the shape of a slipper rotated and there were lights on it and it annoyed a lot of people But there's no evidence that it annoyed Howard Hughes in one of the reasons for that was that he all of his windows of his sweet. Were all covered recovered. Blacked out the room. Gotcha so the likelihood that a light was bothering him is unlikely out. What did in fact happen is? May he was looking for hotels to buy and the silver slipper was available. That's that's kind of how that works The Not every hotel on the Strip was available for us to buy but the ones that were he he went after him. Now I WANNA talk about Bob. Mayhew just briefly here as well because part of the deal was I mean obviously to order to own a casino you have to have a gaming licence. Hughes never left his his room. There were people that worked for them. The never saw him or actually talked to him. How did he manage to get these gaming licenses was it was it Bob? Mayhew doing it for him doing it in his name. How did that managed to work? Yes it's A. It's a great story because You know a gaming licence Nevada as a privileged license so not everybody can have a gaming license. You have to go through a great deal. A great background check. They Wanna find out especially today. WanNa find out you know about your criminal. Pasts or eh anything fishy going on. What's more part of the longstanding policy has been that if you're going to request a gaming license you have to appear in person before the Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission and they WanNa see you. They WanNa see the genuine person that they want to build a question. And and this has been the practice for before and after Howard Hughes Doesn't matter how big of a character you are. Whether you're Steve Winner Sheldon Adelson or Kirk Kerkorian you had to go before the Gaming Control Board while used in WanNa do that. It was of course was very reclusive. By this time he was his health was was bad. He wasn't keeping up his appearances very well and he refused to go before the Gaming Control Board time it was a bit of a crisis because Nevada Howard Hughes to invest in Las Vegas Nevada. A really thought this was going to be a big deal for the state which was and the governor at the time was Pawlak Saul and Pawlak salt decided that Bob Mayhew the writing man for us could act in in Hughes's stat that he could appear before the Gaming Control Board as if he were Howard Hughes and it was an exception that was granted by the governor only for us and I think the only time that's ever been done in Nevada and something else to that kind of comes up with this with Howard Hughes buying up all of these casinos and and properties in Las Vegas in a way he was kind of responsible for pushing the mob out of Las Vegas as well wasn't he he did. And that's an argument that I make that. Not Every Hughes bargain for makes but I feel strongly about it because I've looked at each of these transactions hughes-made The purchases that he made on the Strip and in each case he was the mob was involved in other words. A mom had been involved with that casino when he was bought it. They were no longer in ownership position at that casino and so this was him nudging the mob out of his strip resorts now. Of course the mob continued to be involved in resource. It's on the Strip and up into the eighties. But this is the first thing he was dead as he physically bought these these casinos away from the mob but there was a more. There was a bigger impact of his arrival. And that was. He opened the door. For MAINSTREAM AMERICAN COMPANIES TO CONSIDER INVESTING IN LAS VEGAS. I mean before that one of the reasons. The MOM had such an influence eras. Because you know mainstream companies would not invest in LAS VEGAS SAY. Casinos would be bad for their image. It would be like invest. It would be almost like a criminal thing in their mind. Keep in mind at the time. Forty nine other states. Gambling was illegal. At that point that is completely reversed now in gambling is legal in one shape or form in forty eight of our states. But at the time you know gambling was still a sin right then. You didn't talk about it if you did it. And and so what Houston said here. I am I may well known while respected mainstream American entrepreneur and I'm investing casinos if it's okay for Howard Hughes maybe it's okay for other mainstream companies to get involved and and so. I believe he opened that door. And while you saw very quickly in the nineteen seventies is another a number of other hotel change the Hilton Chain Came in and invested here. Ramada invested here and other hotel companies as well as other mainstream companies a decided to Las Vegas was a was a smart investment so he was nudged the mob out in that way as well because these these other companies had a lot more money than the mob did and they had a lot less scrutiny and they were able to make a greater investments and and Jim more down here to grow Las Vegas and it wasn't just casinos and hotels that the US invested in in Las Vegas as well. I mean he bought land he bought real estate. He bought a TV station. He he did a lot of investing into into Las Vegas and the surrounding areas. He definitely did he He bought an airport. He bought a mining claims all over the state. I had an idea that would buy old mining claims and then kind of find a technology to Go back and mine additional gold and silver out of those minds. Here's a little ahead of his time because that actually is being done today. What they call microscopic goals right. So there's we have a a very big mining industry in Nevada today. Doing exactly what he wanted to do in the late sixties. But he didn't have the technology anyway. He he bought mining claims. He bought an airport. He bought land Anybody TV station. channel eight the CBS affiliate here. And there's an amazing story associated with that His wanted to control the movies that were played in the late night period on that. Tv Station via he was a guy who often would have long bouts of insomnia and sort of echoing back to that time when he was watching movies at Goldwyn Studio in La Hit led night. He would sit there and watch the late night movies from you. Know midnight to five. Am or whatever it was but they weren't playing the movies that he wanted them to play so in order for him to be able to control. What movies were played? He had to own the station so he ended up buying station from a man named Hank. Greenspun who was the local newspaper publisher who also on the TV station He's bought the station from him. And then every day. Hughes received a list from the station off the available movies for that night's late night movie session and he was done with go through the list and he remarked once he wanted to show. Sometimes he wouldn't like anything on the list would demand another list. There there was one infamous occasion where One Night Hughes Was watching the late night movies. And He fell asleep during one of the movies and when he woke up the movie was over so he had missed it so he called the station and he demanded that they replay that movie. So imagine. Imagine you're a regular person in Vegas and maybe we worked swing shift so you're up at night and you know this movie that you just watched you know it's on again. It's like they're showing it again. What they do that for well. It was because behind the scenes Howard. Here's a demanded that they do so. You always always took great liberties with the companies. The only you can do whatever he wanted. He was the owner unbelievable And of course to his his intelligence and his knowledge and his brilliance he took a lot of that and Made major contributions to the.
"howard hughes" Discussed on The Jeff Does Vegas Podcast
"Geoff. Schumacher powered Hughes. Is You know a subject that I have been focused on the late nineties. And there's so many stories. I'm not sure where to begin. Well let's start with his previous years. I mean a Lotta people at Hughes as this eccentric billionaire inventor a little bit crazy got some weird stories in some weird legends surrounding him one of the big things that he was involved with before he got to Las Vegas was the world of filmmaking. What piqued his interest in filmmaking. Why did he decide he wanted to get into movies? While I think the the original impetus for his interest in movies was his uncle. Rupert Rupert Hughes while has a very well known screenwriter and director. During the silent film era any lived in Hollywood and Howard would come as a youth Was his father and mother and they would visit Ankle Rupert and Rupert. At that time you know people have not heard Rupert use today but at the time he was very well known it was front page news any kind of celebrity scents and so You know visiting him going to movie sets I think definitely Create a an interest in the subject for in the idea of like doing something new and different In in Hollywood. I think that Willie was in Howard. Mind very early on so it wasn't just for the starlets that that came later and he did all right with movies right. I mean it wasn't like he made millions of dollars off of them or smash box office records at the time but Hells Angels was kind of his his really big six SASS correct. It was you know. He started in the silent film era and he Created a company called caddo productions and he made several movies and at the time he was Marva producer When it came to the movie hell's angels which is the World War One Flying epic You know he decided that he would be. He would direct and there are pros and cons to that on the pro side. He was the director of some of the still most amazing Combat Flying Scenes that I've ever been filmed and so. If you go back and watch hells angels. You will see those seeds are riveting and I think. They made a big impact of on the movie industry now. The downside as a director was that he was terrible with with people and with actors and with dialogue. And you know you're not really WANNA watch hells angels for the plot development. You know it's really all about about those those flying seats now for for Howard Hughes. What came first for him? Was it the the interest in movies or the interest in aviation or did the the two kind of kind of come together because of course I think a lot of people know Howard Hughes as Particularly after the DiCaprio movie as the aviator.
"howard hughes" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"Is Howard Hughes and is there really a Howard Hughes someone even reported that from the day he was born there's been some question Mrs Hughes looked out of her arms and said no that's not W. eighteen radio is a more traditional medium sometimes then the television the television courses are more pervasive because as eyes and ears and all that kind of stuff it seemed to me the things that we did that made a difference in other people's lives like snow days I used to love to come in on snow days and I'd stay put the cavalier inn or something up here right up the street and walked down to the station sign on early in the morning and you can see how it would affect people's lives in the you guys and talk radio get that all the time we didn't always get that time was the morning man here until nineteen seventy three and then it was on to television as he moved down the hall to our then sister station WBTV and then went on to become one of the nation's most sought after public speakers actually I didn't leave the whole thing I left morning radio the end of December in nineteen seventy three I still was doing noontime climb a cleaner still doing to maintain television show and I think we called in the scene at noon in the noon report before that then the scene at noon and that was ultimately what became the top of the and that was good for me subjectively because I could be in New Orleans making a speech the same day my taped interviews were showing on that television show so I can stay on television status active part of the station and on the payroll until nineteen seventy eight and then.
The History of Tiki Time
"Aw I mean you could be a little bit more cynical and say that don didn't just create this decor out of love it was also to cash in on on something that was very much in the cultural the other thing was that America's well as Europe was in the grips of the great depression everybody's bummed out and they have a little mini vacation in this beautifully appointed fo- Polynesian atmosphere with these amazing exotic cocktails so that's the story signed on the beachcombers atmosphere but what about those cocktails they didn't call it Tiki back then he called them rum rhapsodies there's a little bit pretentiously put an ancient rum in the French style just to make it more classy but here's my question rum is a Caribbean spirit right why not serve Polynesian rhapsodies instead the problem was there's no such thing as a polynesian cocktail I mean he had polynesian decor but what do you serve in the glass in the new Hebrides they did have a polynesian drank native ponies and drink called Kava what they would do they would sit in a circle around a big wooden ball and chew the psychoactive roots of the Kava plant gave you sort of a nice melody sociable high where they chew it spit it into a ball and they'd mix it with coconut milk and then they pass around you and you drank from it this was not the sort of thing that would go over very well in Hollywood and thirty four so no psychoactive saliva base drinks for done but he had another idea he'd also traveled to the Caribbean in those round the world adventures that he'd spent all his college funds John and that's where he had discovered the planners punch in Jamaica and the the dockery and Cuba the Queen's Park swizzle in Trinidad these are all based on rum so don new and he knew rum drinks but rum also had a practical advantage it was the closest spirit available to import Cuba's close by and willing to supply thirsty Americans it accuses right after prohibition and so rob was only spirit that had been readily available in the US while that distillers your non in operation and the term running Shannon must've runs the bar at the Caribbean themed Gladis in Brooklyn and she recently wrote a cocktail book called Tiki earn tropical cocktails and Shannon says that Rome was actually the cheapest to for bar operator costs was really important especially as you're talking about being in the Great Depression so ram fit the bill was expensive in costume much contracts at the whisky which is really expensive because there wasn't the really wasn't any left in this let me take a few years make more whiskey and agent the dawn has rum and he knows some of the basic Caribbean rum drinks but he doesn't just serve those Caribbean drinks he reinvent it's them and it was an entirely new way to serve and mix cocktail he basically took the three hundred year old planters punch poem I'm one of sour to sweet three of strong four of week sour being citrus sweeping sugar strong being rum and week being water ice and he squared or cubed he was like okay I could use lime juice as my sour but what if I mix lime and grapefruit in the same drink and how about instead of just Grizz my sweet what if I mix honey and maple syrup together or infused my sugar Syrup with some spices or pomegranate syrup so he dimensional is D- those two elements and also so what was really radical and brown breaking was that he did the same thing with the strong instead of just one rum he would say okay planners punch generally has dark Jamaican Punch one minute what if I added to that in the same glass a white Puerto Rican or Cuban room which has a more floral dryer kind of file the two rum's enhancing inform each other the Puerto Rican rum cuts the heavy molasses sweetness and density of the Jamaican and the Jamaican adds flavor and depth to the light dry Puerto Rican so anyway this was revolutionary nobody'd ever had drinks like this for nobody's ever made drinks like before that basic idea take a plant as punch and Cuban that's the recipe for what became Don's most famous drink the drink put him on the map the Zombie Don Lake to tell a tale of how he invented the Zombie a businessman came in and was so hung over and he had a sales meeting on made him a couple of these and he walked in like Zombie and nailed it but there's no way as perfect as this cocktail is that donges whipped up behind the bar in two seconds there was a lot of you know coaxing in finessing with these rooms and the dawn's makes in the Porno and the bidders but yet that's the legend that don created for it but yeah it was strong it was popular and there was a limit of two in the bar you can have more than two but even with the limit that didn't up the crowds from storming as place they were lines out the door it was a real see and be seen everyone that went into don the beachcomber was a WHO's who of Hollywood Howard Hughes in Grant Joan Crawford Clark Gable Don's little bar was a huge success so almost immediately there were copycats people started putting up their own version of a Polynesian Paradise all over la remember Americans were already obsessed with the South Seas but the whole vibe struck a particular chord in California first of all Californians of course really embrace surfing in this period which is a Hawaiian Sport and you know there's also a kind of a belief in a sort of shared attitude and aesthetic sensibility right so Californians very much the themselves as you know more modern and more relaxed than the rest of the United States are certainly more so than the kind of Stodgy East Coast Sara Miller Davenport is a historian at the University of Sheffield and she just wrote a book called a Gateway State Hawaii and the cultural transformation of American Empire Californians just vibe at aloha spirit so within a couple of years they were copycat bars all across the state most of them are just knockoffs and nothing to write home about but Jeff Ameri told us one of those copycat bars was really the equal of done the beachcombers the only restaurant tour who went Tiki or went four Polynesian in the nineteen thirties who could rival Don's palette and his skill was a guy named Victor Berge on He was the French Canadian son of a waiter in Oakland and he was in San Francisco he had his own little place there called Hinky Dink's was famous for a Frankenstein you get frank and a Stein for ten cents and he thinks was basically just a little barbecue shack with a Alaskan I rapper theme you know snow shoes and taxidermy on the walls in nineteen thirty seven he took a vacation to Hollywood and discovered on the beachcombers and like everybody else he he waited on line for ninety minutes to get into the bar he saw the popularity of what was happening at Don the beachcomber and try to recreate that up in his place and he turns and hangings into Trey Vicks and he turned himself from Victor Berge Ron into trader Vic Bergeron chair Vic as he was now known he was super savvy any seems to have had a great pallet everyone else was just copying done but trader vic actually used new spirits and juices and invented his own drinks and the food in his restaurants was revolutionary for mid-century. US I mean he introduced on elements of east Indian Malaysian Jap in these and other cuisines on his menu which was unheard of at the time like Donna beachcombers and all these other taking place just serve basic cantonese Chinese food is cheap the Chinese cook and then that would be that but vic pioneered what he called international cuisine and it he did it very very well to the point where he had white tableclo- fine dining restaurants multicourse meals of his own invention vic was also something of a showman he had a wooden leg from from his childhood illness but he would invite people to stick a fork in it and then he would tell them that he lost it to a shark on the high-seas but don the beachcomber and trader vic or soon franchising around the country you WanNa Polynesian themed night out on the Down in Chicago complete with dancing ladies and tropical drinks and an expensive dinner you got it that could've gotten old but then World War Two happens and things get even worse and more and more people flocked picky bars and then Gi's come back from the actual South Pacific with a renewed interest and all that and in the nineteen fifties everything combines you have a booming postwar many facturing economy you have all these vets coming back writing and making movies about their experiences and Tiki just goes into overdrive and it's perfectly suited for the Eisenhower era suburban culture as well which is kind of stifling and moralistic but you can make a little escape into the Pagan South seas in your local Tiki Bar International level was still a little too expensive for regular people in the nineteen fifties but increasingly a middle class couple could treat themselves to a nice night out and get away from it all that way the musical South Pacific came out in nineteen forty nine does this mean I finally finally get to play a little bit of something that booth you Nikki and my partner Tim like to make fun of me about what might deep and abiding love of musical theatre dear God there's no stopping you is there nope Pacific here we come some and Charlie the you may see a stranger thanks for indulging me going to let you make a habit of it okay see anyway the point is Tiki just kept getting more and more popular things continue to grow a pace in the nineteen sixties when you see really the height of Fo- Polynesian Restaurant Chic nece sort of Tiki chic but these were not low end beach bars or Jimmy Buffet Style replaces most of them like trader Vic's on the beachcomber and Stephen Crane's kon-tiki chain were high end luxury restaurants and they were event dining in people would save up and go out on a Friday night in their best clothes to these places even Disney got in on the tiki craze with its very own enchanted tiki room it opened in eighteen sixty three and drilled it soundtrack into the brains of America and even in the nineteen sixties international travel was still expensive and so Sarah says are white middle class Americans these tiki bars and restaurants allowed them to feel cosmopolitan going to Tiki bars right becomes in order these Polynesian restaurants becomes a way to sort of from any white people right to express your kind of embrace of foreign cultures in this moment and speaking of embrace Tiki bars and this whole American love affair with Bo Polynesian everything by the nineteen sixties it's not just about being open minded did it's about being sexy which is a period where more broadly a loosening of some of these sexual norms and I think there's something very appealing to women or at least in the way that these various cookbooks and magazines portray it for women kind of cross these racial boundaries right to kind of play act as a kind of Polynesian princess white middle class women went to Tiki bars and held back yard luos and dressed in moves and eight that FO- Polynesian Pan Asian cuisine the way it's described as often as a way of the Luau is a chance to kind of loosen up it's a chance to play act as as a Polynesian woman right and of course the stereotype of Polynesian women is there you know much more overtly sexual than white
"howard hughes" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Howard Hughes parkway and Lottie here at as they were taken into custody convicted sex offender and billionaire Jeffrey abstain has hanged himself in a New York detention center at facility where he was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges Erin to Turkey says a suicide is already touched off an FBI investigation and the Attorney General William Barr who said to be livid over this ask the department of justice inspector general to launch a separate investigation at Steve's body was taken from the hospital to the city morgue for an autopsy to be conducted on Sunday one of absence lawyers says prosecutors the courts and the media have blood on their hands and is calling for a full investigation into the death to find out how thirties could have let it happen attorney Lisa bloom represents some of F. Steens alleged victims she says they still want answers I can tell you on behalf of the Jeffrey Epstein victims to wire represent they want full transparency full information everything about this man's life everything about his death abstain was accused of arranging to have sex with numerous girls some as young as fourteen years old sixty six year old could've been cents to forty five years in prison if convicted there is ready to round up eight billion dollars to settle more than eighteen thousand lawsuits according to the LA times bear is willing to pay as much as a billion in the cases of alleged to round up herbicide causes cancer talks are reportedly on going between the German drug and chemical giant an attorney for the plaintiffs it could be months before any deal is agreed upon the big sticking point seems to be how to compensate people who come down with cancer in the future lawyers for the plaintiffs are seeking more than ten billion dollars in compensation that's about it I okay if I news a nonprofit organization in LA is working to provide free mentor ships and development programs for young people of color concerned black men of LA president mark Anderson says one of his organization's programs is called welcome to manhood life skills that help the young man become productive adults Anderson says the program also teaches young men how to tie a tie shake hands and prepare for college he says the nonprofit also offers similar programs for girls the organization plans to expand into the I. E. in Palmdale and the organizer says they're always looking for more volunteers it is still in that mode a lesion park on.
"howard hughes" Discussed on MarketFoolery
"They were more designed to introduce him to young actresses think he would have done would not have done. Well, in the me too era is my guess that's probably a safe bet. Yeah. And but he's yes appeared as the subject, not only of the aviation, but Melvin and Howard classic which got a couple of kademi word nominations, many years ago, the amazing Howard Hughes, Tommy Lee Jones, starring Howard Hughes and really timely Jones, played Howard us you can see that. I guess I can't I don't know. Like to me. The two that always pop to mind are Leo DiCaprio is sort of the younger sort of more dashing version, and then in Melvin. And Howard Jason Robards playing Howard Hughes at the end of his life where I mean she is Hughes was an eccentric. He believe had severe OCD and the subject of Melvin, and Howard was that ultimately proved to be a hoax that a man named Melvin Dhamar is that the last I think the lounge right came forward and said. That he had an encounter with Howard Hughes and Howard Hughes, rewrote his will and left everything to him. And that ultimately was proved to be a hoax, but Jason Robards really good in that movie. Yeah. He's got Hugh's. Got quite a legacy. He established. Charity, which is the second largest charity in terms of assets in the country and fifth in the world, at least in terms of disclosed assets, the heart Hughes Medical institute, which is located Chevy Chase Maryland. Yeah. Right. Right nearby. I had no idea. And, and of course, he's the inspiration for Tony stark iron man. Yes. I suppose we're burying the lead here. But yeah, yeah. I you were working toward that. No, I was not. But you had mentioned that earlier today. And I was like, wait. Is he is he really pretty far down on his list of what we were doing was his actual accomplishments, you know, now we're going to like the fictional rights stuff and in for a certain type of person that's what you lead Howard shoes. Never heard of. She was the inspiration for Tony stark really telling me. Yeah. He is the visual and. In lifestyle. Other than I think, Tony stark is supposed to be Howard Hughes, minus the crazy. Although he is an alcoholic twenty stark stark. Now, does that show up in the movies, maybe? No not yet. There's still time. I probably won't the kids don't need to see that it actually in the comic books showed up in the first couple of movies, there were a couple of scenes where, where Tony, Tony cut a little little head a little too much. Yeah. Which terrible problem to have. But not as not as unique, as Howard Hughes's issues, which would be tougher to be a superhero. I think given what Howard Hughes was going through. I think that's. Yeah. I think that's probably safe. I think we're at the end of this upset, Phil Varker. You can read more from him and Jeremy Myers and the rest of the crew at 'em funds. You can go to 'em funds dot com. A guarantee there's like one or two people out there that were thinking, here we go, and they were looking forward to another fifteen minutes on of Howard Hughes off the rail stuff. I'm one or two. I'm not saying more than that. Yeah. For those one or two. Sorry, this absolutely. Everyone else. You're welcome. You're welcome as always people on the program may have interested in the socks, they talk about on the motley fool may have formal recommendation for against don't buy or sell stocks base, only what you're gonna do it for this market fully show is mixed by Austin, Morgan and Chris, thanks for listening. We'll see on Monday..
Diet drugs could halt mosquitoes' blood-sucking behavior, study says
"But one lab at the university Rockefeller had another idea. What have we just could convince female mosquitoes, the problematic ones that they're just not hungry enough to bite us in the first place? What if we can put them on a diet here to talk about this more is Dr Leslie Vassall, professor of neurobiology at the Rockefeller University. And a Howard Hughes Medical institute investigator in New York, New York, also welcome to science Friday. Thanks for being here. Thanks. I'm so excited. So why don't you start by telling us how often female mosquitoes actually bite because it feels like the same? Mosquito comes back. Bites me all the time. So first of all they love us. They have to fill up on your blood and as soon as they failed up and doubled their body weight. They actually will go into seclusion for four days. So the female that's just fitting you you won't see her again for the next four days. Okay. So they bite and they go away for a while. Why are they so attracted us in the first place, you you, you say they they like feasting on our blood y. They just love how we smell. So that the the mosquitoes that spread these diseases are they have specialized on human. So they're super sensitive to our body odor. Every time we exhale we excite them with our carbon dioxide in our brass they loved it were warm-blooded, but basically animals specialize on humans, and that's why they're so dangerous in spreading these diseases among humans, so you decided to see how they would react to human diet drugs. Explain why. Well, we were really struck by this. Phenomenon that they will lose her appetite for four days after taking a blood meal. So our idea was how can we get them to do that without feeding on blood? And so we know a little bit about how appetite works across the tree of life. And so one day we thought why don't we just got some diet drugs and see if we can disrupt the appetite of mosquitoes and that worked immediately this was five years ago and just over the course of the week we were able to turn off mosquito attraction to humans just with a little dose of this drug. Well, so it really worked very quickly. It did. And then it took a five years to figure out how how it was working. And then how how to get drugs that were specific just to insects and not and not people. So why drugs that are specific to insects and not people if if it works to give them human die drugs wanna just feed them human diet drugs. Well, I mean, I think people always worry if you have a bunch of mosquitoes flying around with with drugs that are nonspecific it would it would just be more elegant strategy to get to get drugs that really are just working really effectively on things like let's say ticks and malaria, mosquitoes and mosquito so just want we wanted to to make it the most selective possible drug in. So how did you make the selection? How did you find something that works specifically the mosquito brain? So this was a huge looking for a needle in a haystack exercise. So my whole stuck lower divall looked individually at two hundred sixty five thousand compounds and of though she found six that actually works on a ski. Oh, and those drums do not work on the human version of of the same targets so five years later, we we finally made it to the end of the journey. Do what do we know about how mosquitoes feel hunger? You say that when they have a blood meal they go away for a couple of days. Do we know anything about how they actually experience hunger? So it's it's this interplay between their need for protein. So they need blood to be able to get protein to produce eggs. And so we don't exactly know what's happening in their brains. But there's something about taking in this huge protein meal that leashes a huge series of physiological events that are really understood where the the the basically, the gut communicates to the brain. I am full. And so we think that our drugs hijack that conversation between what God and the brain. And and that's why are drugs are turning off appetite. So you got these drugs, they work they're turning off the appetite is the idea that this would eventually kill the mosquito that they would die of hunger or you just trying to deprive them of that one house the supposed to work. So our jobs are not forever. So we don't kill appetite forever. So they lasts for two or three days. And then when the drugs wear off they will go back and either come back to our traps and drink more. Of our drug or they will find you invite you. But where we think this is an innovative way to control disease vectors is that anytime you have a mosquito take two or three days from biting. That's some number of people who are not going to be bitten by infected mosquitoes. So we don't these drugs are not gonna kill mosquitoes. They're not gonna radical mosquitoes. They will just take a population that will take a break from biting people. You mentioned having them come back to to get more of this stuff. How are you dispersing this? How would this work is a practical solution getting this diet drug to mosquitoes? That's the really key question. So we need them to drink. It just like when you take pills you need to take it into your mouth. We need the mosquitoes to drink it. And so the plan is working off of existing technology to lure mosquitoes to traps us every day to to figure out what the epidemiology of infected mosquitoes as and we lured them in and then waiting for them. There is a Cup of our drug mixed into. This elixir that they love to drink which is basically salty water with ATP. And so that the land on the trap. They love the taste of that stuff. And they'll take the drug, and then they will go away for two or three days and things that they're full of blood. We're talking about mosquito science here. And I know Dr Voss all the others have been looking at ways to just eradicate mosquitoes altogether. To edit them out of existence or find ways to just get rid of the species do wanna just try that why don't you try to get rid of mosquitos altogether? What do you see is the consequence there? So the whole community the whole mosquito communities working really hard on lots of ideas to deal with this very old and very complicated problem, and the ratification team is doing amazing work. I think that it will be difficult to eradicate all of the different species that are spreading diseases. Those approaches will have an impact what I'm a believer in integrating multiple different approaches. So vaccines team affair? Ps and repellents and then our strategy of behavioral appetite control. So I always get a little bit worried about a radical getting species on earth because we do have a web of life. And and I don't know what will happen if we did succeed in killing all mosquitos. I'd rather not do the experiments. Have you have you thought a lot about the unintended consequences of the work that you're doing now putting them on a diet and having the not feed the same way, what are the potential consequences there? So we don't know what it's a good point. We don't know about the potential consequences are, but again, we're not killing them. It's a temporary effect. So it may have some small local effects on populations. But the main benefit is that there will be fewer female mosquitoes flying around and biting people. What are the things we need to be thinking about to really solve the mosquito disease problem, not just mosquitoes, but all the diseases they carry mean, what are the what are the public health needs here in the United States and elsewhere around the world that we might need to we need to avail ourselves. To help to solve this. Big problem. And it is a huge huge problem as long as there's been humans. There's there's been mosquitoes spreading diseases to them. And so, you know, there's a lot of areas the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the national institutes of health are putting huge amounts of money into making vaccines improving repellents bednets, the GMO approach our behavioral control, all of these different technologies. Need to be brought to bear. Because we have not the mosquito wins every time the mosquito keeps winning and so I don't think that there's any one approach that will put humans into a win earlier. I talked about deep turning seventy five this year. This is thought of as a repellent. What do we know about how these repellents actually work a mosquitoes? What's remarkable is that scientists cannot agree on how repellents work? So you have in your day to day experience. You know, that deep would off works really, well, so insect repellents work incredibly, well, there's still a lot of discussion in scientific circles about how they work and the work from my lab, and many others is trying to figure out how does it work. And then once we know how it works. We could perhaps improve on it and come up with repellents that are longer lasting and not as nasty to put on the skin. But believe it or not it's still a huge scientific controversy seventy five years later while so seventy five years, we know that it works. But we don't know exactly why works. I can only imagine that if you rebel to crack that code. You might be able to come up with a repellent that really really works. That is the dream exactly. That is the dream. And it's been, you know, science sometimes it's tricky this has been a long it's been a long relative figure out how it works and many labs. They're still working on it. So there's repelling mosquitoes were still trying to solve a seventy five year long. Mystery about that, there's you know, trying to a radical them something that obviously has its own unintended consequences, potentially. Are there? Other ideas about manipulating mosquito behavior other than what we've been talking about, you know, trying to put them on a diet. How else might we manipulate the way they just they live in go feed? You know, the the GMO approach can be used to to kill mosquitoes. There's also people thinking about GMO purchased just to change the behavior of the mosquitoes like a science fiction cool idea could remake mosquitoes that lose interest in people and really specialize on on animals that that would be another way of using modern crisper technology to to change mosquito behavior. But again, these are these are such incredibly complicated public health problems that that anybody that has an idea that would be willing to try it out. I think we would be all ears. Some of the mosquito borne illnesses. We're talking about the cause these gigantic public health problems like malaria, are they more difficult to prevent it manage than things like the flu. Such a complicated question. I mean because all of these diseases are so different all of these different areas. People are trying to raise vaccines and effective vaccine exists for yellow fever and yellow fever is very rarely seen. So I think it depends on on which critter you're talking about malaria. It's been extremely difficult in every way to to conquer because it's been very difficult to get a vaccine. But but each of these diseases has its own unique problems and flew the problem and all of the mosquito diseases are a big problem, but we've we've gotten rid of malaria in the United States. It can be done. It can be done, and that was a huge coordinated public health effort that only succeeded in nineteen sixty a lot of people think that malaria is not relevant to the US but through most of the twentieth century people in the southern US were being sick and by malaria. So it can't be done you need to have a you need to invest heavily in in in public health infrastructure. And and many other infrastructure issues. But we are a high resource country. So it's it's much easier to pull off in a hurry source country. Well, thank you for keeping on this. Mosquito beat for us, Dr Leslie Vassall, professor of neurobiology at the Rockefeller University here in New York City. Thank you so much.
"howard hughes" Discussed on Elite Man Podcast
"I want to talk about a few of the laws and some of the actually the historical figures that you mentioned in the book some of the people that stick out for some reason the first guy that sticks out his Howard Hughes. What what made you want to write about Howard Hughes and his his compulsion. And you know, that that kind of aspect to his life and personality. Well, I found it fascinating. It was about the time. When that movie came out, I think it's called the aviator. Yeah. Good movie. Yeah. But it there was sort of this myth of Howard Hughes. Even I grew up with later on in life. He became very weird and strange kind of died in the spirit mysterious manner. But generally people thought he was this sort of genius who created this incredible business empire was airplanes, etc. And it was kind of fascinating to read this biography into discover that in fact, he was a terrible terrible businessmen one of the worst. He he inherited a very profitable company Hughes tool company from his father. So we started in live already with fair amount of money, and he ran that company to the grant had to get rid of it in a gun run by somebody else. And then it became profitable, again, all of his aircraft businesses failed miserably until he sold them to somebody else. But what fascinated me was the time? And again, people would hire him or people would partner with him or people would commission him to build some new airplane. And then they would discover oh my God. This guy's insane. He he's a micromanager. Yes. To oversee every single detail to the point of madness, he doesn't know how to organize himself. He doesn't know how to manage. People. He hires the worst people around, and every you had clear signs of this all around you had entire history to read of these problems over and over and over again, and yet people would still fall for the myth powered Hughes. And so what fascinated me was this idea that a problem, we humans have is that we don't judge people by what I called her character by the patterns of behavior. They display by evidence of what they've done in the past. Instead, we are continually seduced by people's image by their appearance by their charisma, but amid surrounding them, and then we discovered to our dismay that the myth is is totally unrealistic. And so I want you instead instead of focusing on people's charm or reputation or charisma to focus on their patterns to behavior to focus on what they've done. In the past to see signs of who they are deep inside as opposed to the surfaces. And so how would you use this kind of the icon of what happens to us when we judge people by their appearances? That is fascinating. And. Yeah. For the longest time. I thought the same thing about Howard using. I think pretty much everybody else does too that he was his geniune genius billionaire type of guy and just did all kinds of great things because you so smart and was polymath of sorts and could do so much. But I mean, it was there any of that facade. That was actually true. Is there any truth to some of those things the one true thing about him is that he was very good designer if he had stuck to just design the airplanes, he would be he was you could be a genius. But the problem was he fancied himself a great, film producer. Yeah. Oh, who would you know, make these revolutionary films? He fancied himself an incredible business mogul even greater than his father. When he was terrible dealing with people. But if you just stuck to his strain, which was designing really interesting airplanes. He did have a kind of genius for that almost like a test. La, okay. But he wasn't satisfied with that. He thought of himself as being greater than that. And a lot of people have that problem. They think they have skill. They have a talent. But they imagined that they are much more than that. You know, I see a little bit of Howard Hughes in Elon Musk. I must say, and I've seen it in other CEO's that I've worked with were they imagined that any it's the chapter on grandiosity really with imagine that anything they touch is amazing because they have you know, they have the magic and the thing with Howard Hughes is he wasn't aware of his own limitations and neither were the people who hired him either..
Dragonflies And The Predicting Brain
"Done. Have you ever watched? Dragonflies hunt years have y'all they wait on a piece of vegetation or in mid air and to an insect flies past when one does zoomed action snatching prey outta mayor and devouring it intercepting insect in mid air as hard but dragonflies succeed ninety five percent of the time by comparison, a solitary lions attempts to catch prey succeed. Only about a quarter of the time. Dragonflies most have quick reflexes hand. Good is. Yes, but research conducted by scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical institute found that their hunting skills involves something more the scientists made high speed videos of dragonflies as they exercise their hunting skills in the lab, they found that as the animals approach their prey from below. They turn their heads to keep the prey fixed in their visual field. They corrected for the movements of their body. And the praise trajectory with almost zero delay Royal vents impossible, it takes more than five milliseconds for insect muscles to even begin to contract for the Dragonfly to respond with zero delayed need to be able to predict in advance. What head movement was needed? That's right time does nonsense making the prediction would involve trigonometry. Dragonflies? Don't know trigonometry countdown. Dine dragonflies Dono trigonometry. But the research shows that their brains are organized to perform the needed computations. Your rain is to the human brain can predict the consequences of your movements in the same way, the Dragonfly findings show that this ability is widespread and that all brains might be predicting machines. This moment of silence comes from Indiana University. I'm Don glass and Cassandra.
"howard hughes" Discussed on You Must Remember This
"Another episode of this podcast dedicated exploring the secrets and forgotten histories of Hollywood's first century, I'm your host Karina Longworth. And today, we bring you another story from the seduced a miniseries related to my new book seduction sex lies and stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood. Today's episode concerns actress who Hughes successfully wound, but whose romantic resume would become so varied and eventful that Hughes would wouldn't necessarily be the highlight. Yvonne decarlo worked steadily in mostly b and genre movies for over forty years. Only reaching her biggest triumphs on television and on Broadway. She is probably the only person who has been a subject on this podcast whose story includes the mentor ship of both Billy wilder and Stephen Sondheim, and who is still most famous for playing and undid house. Join us won't you for part five of the seduced. Yvonne decarlo. Born Peggy Middleton in Vancouver, Canada, the future. Yvonne decarlo was raised by a single mother. Marie and marines mother and sister after an incident in which a naked male border broke into Yvonne's bedroom in the middle of the night and peed on the little girl. Marie used to take her daughter with her on dates telling the young girl to sleep in the back seat of the car while Marie and her man of the moment went to bar. At Murray's insistence from a very young age. Yvonne, study dance every day after school as a result. By the time. Yvonne was tween. She had exhausted. The available dance training in Vancouver. So Maria decided to take her daughter to Los Angeles mother and daughter would hop back and forth across the border several times over the next few years by the fall of nineteen thirty eight sixteen year old Yvonne was enrolled at Hollywood high school and beginning to do some modeling. She came in second place in the miss Venice beauty contest and won a twenty five dollar prize about five hundred in two thousand eighteen dollars. And what Yvonne described as a small fortune at the tail end of the depression when she and her mother were living on a single diner waitress. His salary. She also earned a chance. To addition for Earl Carroll's, a nightclub in the heart of Hollywood. But once at the audition, she was informed that she would be required to show her upper assets to Mr. Carol himself when the teenager who was pretending to be several years older than she was in order to legally work asked why it would be necessary to go topless in an audition for a job as a non topless dancer. She was informed. It's Mr. Carol's policy to take a look to make sure nobody's cheating. If you know what? I mean. Yvonne refused to show her assets. And she and her mother went across the street to another nightclub the Florentine gardens where they only require that. She show her legs before agreeing to give her a tryout that Night Live on stage in front of a paying crowd. The idea was a success. And no one asked her age. She started in the back chorus line and with hard work moved up to the front chorus line. And then started earning special featured dances like one where she cast off a series of Schiff on veils until she was nearly naked only to be carried off by a man in gorilla suit all was going swimmingly until the department of immigration discover that she was working on expired tourist visa and gave Yvonne twenty four hours to return to Canada. But the manager of the Florentine gardens stuck his neck out for von and vouched for her with the immigration board to arrange a long term work visa, so soon the teenager was back performing sexy dances to songs like bolero in front of nightclub crowds sprinkled with celebrities such as French show tone Burgess Meredith and Orson Welles. Wells asked her out to dinner and Yvonne accepted. But instead he took her to his house and chased her around his art collection until he got the hint, Yvonne was virgin wells called a cab to take her home during this period..
Researchers capture high-resolution image of a complete fruit fly brain
"In this week's health news, scientists at issue is jamilla research campus have taken detailed pictures of the entire brain of an adult female fruit fly using what they're calling transmission electron microscopy to high-speed electron. Microscopes took seven thousand brain slices over twenty one million images for a team of scientists at the Howard Hughes, Medical institute's genetic research campus in Ashburn, Virginia, these numbers add up to a technical. I a high resolution digital snapshot of the adult fruit fly brain researchers can now trace the path of anyone neurone to any other neuron throughout the entire brain. The entire fly brain has never been image before this resolution that lets you see connections between neurons that detail is key for mapping out the brain circuitry, the precise webs of. Neural connections that underpinned specific fly behaviors. The genetics teams data offers a new tool for scientists racing to map these connections, and in a memory center of the brain, the data also revealed a new cell type and other surprises. Fruit flies may be best known for buzzing around right bananas, but these tiny little insects are surprisingly sophisticated. They can learn and remember, they know which places are safe and dangerous. They have elaborate sequences of courtship and grooming the fruit fly brain, roughly the size of a poppy seed contains about one hundred thousand neurons. Humans have one hundred billion, each neurons branches into a starburst of fine, wires that touch the wires of other neurons. Neurons. Talk to one another through these touch points or synapses forming a dense mesh of communication circuits. Scientists can view these wires and synapses with an imaging technique called serial section transmission electron microscopy. I, they infuse the fly's brain with a cocktail of heavy metals, these medals pack into cell membranes and synapses ultimately marking the outlines of each neuron and its connections. Then the researchers hit slices of the brain with a beam of electrons which passes through everything except for the metal loading parts. The resulting images exposed the brains once hidden nooks and crannies and eventually will give us the insight to correct even more health problems that plague the human race.
California, Nato and Soviet Union discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"Zero six nine am seven forty kcbs it's nine twenty three and air force captain's being held on desertion charges at travis air force base what makes this case unusual is that william howard hughes junior disappeared thirty five years ago and just turned up last week he allegedly created a false identity and has been living in california all this time hughes reportedly told authorities he was depressed about being in the air force when he failed to return from vacation in europe back in one thousand nine hundred eighty three the radar surveillance specialists had a top security clearance at the time and was involved in classified planning and analysis of nato's cold war control command and communications systems there was a major investigation when he first vanished his family was afraid he'd been abducted and there was some speculation in military circles that he had defected to the soviet union with highly classified information it's nine twenty four and time for a check with super micro intel money desk here's jason stanton tesla is preparing to release new software august that will provide updates to enable full self driving features elon musk said in a tweet that date autopilot resources have rightly focused entirely on safety and with tesla version nine it will begin to enable full self driving features shares and tesla.
Bear Valley, Howard Hughes Parkway and Santa Monica Boulevard discussed on John and Ken
"The proposition podcast chris ancarlo kfi news president trump is finally commented on the cancellation of the tv show roseanne because of a racist tweet by its star roseanne barr trump's tweet did not address bars tweet trump only asked why bob iger the ceo of disney abc's parent company didn't call him to apologize for what trump called horrible statements made about him on abc white house spokeswoman sarah huckabee sanders is trump's tweet was pointing out media bias where was bob apology to the white house staffer djamil hill calling the president and anyone associated with him a white supremacist to christians around the world for joy bear coin christianity a mental illness bar partially blames ambien for her toxic tweet traffic from the helpful socal honda traffic center crash on the ten in downtown eastside central those motorcycle wreck blocking the left lane looks like they cut that up to the shoulder overall delays or pretty heavy out of santa monica from sentinela westbound side's going to slow down from about crenshaw to overland getting into norwalk another crash cleared from lane six five southbound side of rosecrans but you're still seeing delays overall out of santa fe springs from washington of the four or five is going to be heavy through long beach from long beach boulevard to the seven ten of a head more delays in between latino hera and just about more holland's side slows down from valley vista getty center and then again from santa monica boulevard over to howard hughes parkway and still a mess trying to get out of his ferry of course they had that earlier crash in the past fifteen past okay lanes have been reopened but the drive is still a struggle from bear valley.
It would be the world’s largest airplane. It’s being built by a billionaire. And it’s getting ready to fly.
"Almost twenty one years ago a young black man named curtis flowers was convicted of horrific crime the murder of four people in a small town in mississippi he won his appeal but the prosecutor tried him again he's now been tried six times for the crime and a lot of people think he's innocent i just thought that he done for this though where the proof mississippi mississippi you know we all know would go down and mississippi once we get you in the courtroom if you black we get i'm madeline baron host of in the dark a peabody award winning investigative podcast from american public media we're looking at the story of a man caught new terrifying loop of injustice a story of one man's fight for his life in the dark season two begins may i listen unsubscribe now on apple podcasts don stab billionaire paul allen's building the biggest airplane ever should they're building it in the desert in california to fly as soon as this summer anybody who ever saw howard hughes's spruce goose he was a billionaire backing the he was the first billionaire anyway he built a giant plane called the spruce goose it used to be docked in long beach or it was it was in a building in long beach near where the queen mary but they moved it for some reason anyway i saw them both many many years ago i think it may be an aviator museum in mcminnville oregon right now these spruce goose was enormous like you can't even believe it it it barely flu so it's merely a plane why is he buying the gigantic plane or building it rather he's going want to giant hey fellas i really liked to have are really really big plane it's so big as twenty eight wheels powered by six seven forty seven engines it would weigh one point three million pounds it's bigger than the length of a football field if you can picture that look at that that's a group of people in between the two parts of the plane there that shows you again it's win hold the jack just insane how big that is anyway hope i get to see a moran plane so speaking of airplanes funny coincidence where's the big summit between kim jong fat and president orange going to be maralago.
"howard hughes" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"Literally the poor man's howard hughes yes so i was told that the russ myers movie valley beneath the altar of sentence was playing at my rich i had one rich friends a film out of his name was tom and he was black a weird we have this weird thing all the white guys from the valley we're just poor white trash grain chris i'll say they'll lived in apartments with their mom or single bombs that are they went one black guy does know there's no black family have the have the four fight the foresight nuts and amos on tom for further somebody he'll become an uncle yeah he with a he thinks probably trying to convince people comb tomas something time anyway he he had a house up on the hill a big house up on the hill and his dad had one of the first jan big screen tvs uh with red blue and yeah yeah thousand dollars as whatever status a hand surgeon so well my buddy was like worker on up to times friday night eight o'clock we're going to watch valley beneath the ultra vicks since as i yeah and i like marked it on my calendar three weeks out i had a marked on the calendar drew to boobs via so i was just going to i dunno borrow my dad's buick regal at ride my ten speed or something i applaud canyon go and i uh i any at a big sprawling house pig backyard pigs swimming pool diving board and everything that's where we stick in our diving board a gladiator wrestling matches on and i said pumped up like a man we're going to watch this gaddam russ myers movie and my buddy pick me up i think he drove me over.