Howard Hughes The Hidden Years Author:James Phelan Here- and for the first time- the mystery of Howard Hughes's bizzare life and death is finally resolved in a startling eyewitness account by two of the aides closest to him during his long years of secrecy, hiding and flight. Their story is told by James Phelan, the investigative reporter whose encyclopedic knowledge of Hughes and his empire en... more »abled him to expose the Clifford Irving hoax of 1972.
After Hughes's death, Gordan Margulis, the Cockney waiter who lifted the dying billionaire's wasted body onto the plane for his final flight, and Mell Stewart, a Utah barber whose first professional fee for a Hughes haircut was a thousand dollars, came to Phelan with their incredible story. These two aides saw Hughes day in and day out- as only a handful of men ever saw him in the tiny blackened-out bedrooms where he spent all of his last years.
Howard Hughes: The Hidden Years reveals how and why the once-dashing six-foot four-inch Texan, with the money to live like a maharajah, owned no clothes, had no possessions, lived as a physically wasted recluse, and spend most of his time virtually naked, compulsively watching movies while others ran his vast empire for him.« less