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Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood (2018)

av Karina Longworth

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In this riveting popular history, the creator of You Must Remember This probes the inner workings of Hollywood's glamorous golden age through the stories of some of the dozens of actresses pursued by Howard Hughes, to reveal how the millionaire mogul's obsessions with sex, power and publicity trapped, abused, or benefitted women who dreamt of screen stardom. In recent months, the media has reported on scores of entertainment figures who used their power and money in Hollywood to sexually harass and coerce some of the most talented women in cinema and television. But as Karina Longworth reminds us, long before the Harvey Weinsteins there was Howard Hughes--the Texas millionaire, pilot, and filmmaker whose reputation as a cinematic provocateur was matched only by that as a prolific womanizer. His supposed conquests between his first divorce in the late 1920s and his marriage to actress Jean Peters in 1957 included many of Hollywood's most famous actresses, among them Billie Dove, Katharine Hepburn, Ava Gardner, and Lana Turner. From promoting bombshells like Jean Harlow and Jane Russell to his contentious battles with the censors, Hughes--perhaps more than any other filmmaker of his era--commoditized male desire as he objectified and sexualized women. Yet there were also numerous women pulled into Hughes's grasp who never made it to the screen, sometimes virtually imprisoned by an increasingly paranoid and disturbed Hughes, who retained multitudes of private investigators, security personnel, and informers to make certain these actresses would not escape his clutches. Vivid, perceptive, timely, and ridiculously entertaining, The Seducer is a landmark work that examines women, sex, and male power in Hollywood during its golden age--a legacy that endures nearly a century later.… (mer)
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Karina Longworth, the host and producer of the podcast, "You Must Remember This", has written a well-researched and engaging biography of Howard Hughes, mainly focusing on his Hollywood years. If you are interested in old Hollywood, this book is for you.
My favorite quote:
"...perceived as a rube by the Hollywood elite, Hughes was a quick study when interested. With only a little experience he understood rapidly, and perhaps better than anyone else of his era, how to use publicity to project an image that could then become real- or, at least perceived to be real. Above all, Hughes understood how easily the gap between perception and reality could be made to disappear, and how to manipulate the blurred line to his advantage."

This sums up how he manipulated the public, shareholders and most of all, the many women he "seduced", with promises of marriage and stardom. I kept wondering why the women in his life put up with what one coined, his "play-acting". He was truly a master-manipulator.
Growing up in the 1970s, I recall the speculation about Hughes' whereabouts. Reports about the condition of his body at his death was a testimony to the seclusion and neglect of the final years of his life. What a contrast and to the larger than life aviator, businessman, and lothario of his time in Hollywood.
Very interesting! ( )
  Chrissylou62 | Apr 11, 2024 |
While seemingly not as "in the open", Hollywood really hasn't changed much. I knew the basics about Howard Hughes, the obsession with female breasts and the later seclusion in Las Vegas, I never fully grasped how poor a businessman he was (buying things because he could afford it and then quickly running it to the ground (much like a similar tycoon today)), he was also very much a bit of a scumbag (much like a similar tycoon today).
I thoroughly enjoy 'You Must Remember This', Ms. Longworth's podcast about Hollywood history, which is mainly the reason I picked up this book. I'm glad I did, completely readable and enjoyable. I will certainly pick up her other books. ( )
  hhornblower | Jan 20, 2024 |
I thought this book was fascinating not only in capturing history through the points of view of women entangled in the life of Howard Hughes, but also for how that history is reflected in our own time. The narratives surrounding female film stars, and women in general, today are not radically different than they were in the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and on. What Longworth is able to do is show through a series of portraits of women involved with Hughes is how different women were able to shape, or be shaped by those narratives. It is a beautiful work of empathy and respect for the women caught in the net of one powerful and insane man's lies. ( )
  megacool24 | Dec 18, 2023 |
Disclaimer: The genre of this book is not something i would normally seek out as a reader. I was nonetheless fascinated by how much is pieced together, the common threads interwoven, and how these connections were presented to the reader. The pacing/timing is interesting; for the demographics of the expected readership, I would imagine this book would be appreciated even more. The subject matter is quite serious, the writing is solid, and the work done to compose this book is in earnest. When this book was released, it was (and certainly still is) incredibly prescient. If this book is classed in one the subjects or genres that any given reader enjoys, this book may very well be worth the read.
  Mensasex | Jan 15, 2023 |
it's karina longworth so it's entertaining, nuanced, devastating, interested in the female perspective and fantastically written. i also just want to add that i didn't immediately pick this up when it came out even though i'm a huge "you must remember this" fan because i wasn't familiar with (or interested in) howard hughes at all and i can't emphasize enough how much this book is FOR people who don't know or care about howard hughes–- she uses his life as a wealthy, controlling, strange, mediocre man to write really insightfully about hollywood and specifically about the actresses in his orbit who are all 500 times more interesting and talented than he could ever be, and the tragedy of these women coming into contact with him.

also, as always, i was in a reading rut and this book had me up until 2am frantically turning pages. ( )
  okonomiyako | Nov 28, 2020 |
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In this riveting popular history, the creator of You Must Remember This probes the inner workings of Hollywood's glamorous golden age through the stories of some of the dozens of actresses pursued by Howard Hughes, to reveal how the millionaire mogul's obsessions with sex, power and publicity trapped, abused, or benefitted women who dreamt of screen stardom. In recent months, the media has reported on scores of entertainment figures who used their power and money in Hollywood to sexually harass and coerce some of the most talented women in cinema and television. But as Karina Longworth reminds us, long before the Harvey Weinsteins there was Howard Hughes--the Texas millionaire, pilot, and filmmaker whose reputation as a cinematic provocateur was matched only by that as a prolific womanizer. His supposed conquests between his first divorce in the late 1920s and his marriage to actress Jean Peters in 1957 included many of Hollywood's most famous actresses, among them Billie Dove, Katharine Hepburn, Ava Gardner, and Lana Turner. From promoting bombshells like Jean Harlow and Jane Russell to his contentious battles with the censors, Hughes--perhaps more than any other filmmaker of his era--commoditized male desire as he objectified and sexualized women. Yet there were also numerous women pulled into Hughes's grasp who never made it to the screen, sometimes virtually imprisoned by an increasingly paranoid and disturbed Hughes, who retained multitudes of private investigators, security personnel, and informers to make certain these actresses would not escape his clutches. Vivid, perceptive, timely, and ridiculously entertaining, The Seducer is a landmark work that examines women, sex, and male power in Hollywood during its golden age--a legacy that endures nearly a century later.

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