HOWARD HUGHES - AUTOGRAPH NOTE UNSIGNED - HFSID 38075
Sale Price $2,762.50
He pens a somewhat unclear note pertaining to several planes and an apparent explosion, asking "What is going to be done to prevent any possibility of that occurring?"
Autograph note unsigned, 1 page, 8½x14 (front and verso). No place, no date, but circa 1964. In full: "What has caused explosion: 3 things have him upset. The apparent speculation as indicated by statements that the A-20 is included, the DCB in Houston is being used and info. Concerning B-25. The things could only be found by digging in our records in Houston who did it? To whom did they talk? What is going to be done to prevent a reoccurance since that type of activity is displeasing. Did anybody go near any of the airplanes themselves? What is going to be done to prevent any possibility of that occurring? This does not mean added watchmen, it means: What is going to be done so nobody think he should do something of this kind". The relationship between business tycoon HOWARD HUGHES (1905-1976) and actress JEAN PETERS (1926-2000), which was marked with strange meeting rituals and periods of little or no direct contact, was anything but normal, yet their sincere devotion to each other endured throughout their 14-year marriage. The dashing aviator and movie mogul had met Peters in 1946, when she had come to Hollywood as a prize for winning the Miss Ohio state title. Hughes was intrigued by Twentieth Century-Fox's rising star, who made her film debut in 1947. Following 11 years of sporadic dating, the two were married in a small mining town outside of Las Vegas on January 12, 1957. Hughes, known for working odd hours into the night, preferred to relay his business and personal directives via memos and hand-written notes rather than the spoken word, and he would communicate with his wife in this same manner. They jotted notes about planned meetings, films, business and opinions in general. In 1964, Mr. and Mrs. Hughes lived at the fashionable address of 1001 Bel Aire. However, their marital arrangements included separate living quarters, and Jean often was required to make an appointment with Hughes' aides in order to see her husband. By this time in their marriage, the couple was known to usually spend a half hour together after 11 p.m. before retiring to their separate bedrooms. In November 1966, Howard Hughes confined himself to a hotel penthouse in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 1970, after having spent most of her married life with Hughes in separate accommodations, Jean Peters Hughes was granted a divorce. Fold in center. Light surface creases. Fine condition.
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