Howard Hughes

The famous millionaire oil man/aviator/filmmaker was much in the news in 1946.
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The Gangster on Film

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Gangster movies have been around almost as long as the motion picture industry itself, but it was not until the advent of sound pictures that the genre really took off. Ordinary moviegoers went to theaters to see dramatized the kinds of events they been horrified to read about everyday in the headlines. Real gangsters by all accounts liked seeing themselves glorified on screen. It became a question of life imitating art, or the other way around. 

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