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Photograph of Howard Hughes, standing by the XF-11, April 3, 1947 Transcribed from attached press release: "HUGHES READY FOR TAKE-OFF IN SECOND XF-11 FLIGHT. CULVER CITY, Calif., April 5. Howard Hughes, famed flier-industrialist, recovered from injuries following crash last July 7, is shown here just before he test-piloted today a duplicate...
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Photograph of a blimp advertising The Outlaw, 1943 RKO Pictures' blimp advertising their movie, "The Outlaw," that starred Jane Russell and was released in February 1943. The blimp is stored in a warehouse.
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Photograph of the first XF-11, with a Constellation plane in the background, 1946 The first XF-11 on the runway, with a Constellation in the background. Notice the dual propellers, marking this as the first XF-11.
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Photograph of the cockpit of the Hughes HK-1 Flying Boat, Los Angeles Harbor, October 31,... The cockpit of Hughes Flying Boat on Terminal Island at the Los Angeles Harbor.
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Aerial photograph of the Landmark Hotel and Circus Circus, Las Vegas, circa 1967-1972 Aerial view of the Landmark Hotel tower, with Circus Circus in the background, in the late 1960s or early 1970s.
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Photograph of Hughes Electronics corporate headquarters, 1997 Color photograph of Hughes Electronics corporate headquarters in 1997.
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Photograph of the fuselage of the Hughes Flying Boat leaving its Culver City hangar, California,... A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "Flying Boat" being moved (with a police escort) from the Hughes Aircraft plant in Culver City, California to Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor where the plane was assembled in June...
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Photograph of a wing of Hughes' Flying Boat leaving Culver City, California, 1946 A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "Flying Boat" being moved (with a police escort) from the Hughes Aircraft plant in Culver City, California to Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor where the plane was assembled in June...
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Photograph of the interior of the HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat, Los Angles Harbor, October 31,... Inside the HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat, on Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor.
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Photograph of the fuselage of Hughes Flying Boat being transported to Terminal Island, California, 1946 A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "Flying Boat" being moved (with a police escort) from the Hughes Aircraft plant in Culver City, California to Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor where the plane was assembled in June...
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Film transparency of the Desert Inn swimming pool and tower, Las Vegas, circa 1967-1972 Women enjoying the Desert Inn swimming pool patio with the hotel's tower rising in the background.
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Aerial photograph of Potomac area, with map, demonstrating the Lockheed Shooting Star mapping plane, October... An aerial photograph with a city map in the upper left corner. Transcribed description from back of the photograph: "AAF' 'Shooting Star' does mapping at 475 mph. An Army Air Forces XFP-80, the 'Shooting Star' built by Lockheed recently...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes standing by the XF-11 plane, April 3, 1947 Howard Hughes standing by the XF-11 the day before his second test run on the plane.
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Photograph of the fuselage of Hughes Flying Boat en route to Terminal Island, California, 1946 A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "Flying Boat" being moved (with a police escort) from the Hughes Aircraft plant in Culver City, California to Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor where the plane was assembled in June...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes sitting in the cockpit of the Hughes Flying Boat, Los Angeles... Howard Hughes sits at the controls of his 400,000 pound Flying Boat just a day prior to its first tests in the Los Angeles Harbor in California. The aircraft was 219 feet long with a wing span of 320 feet.
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Photograph of the fuselage of the Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, Culver City, California, 1946 A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "Flying Boat" being moved (with a police escort) from the Hughes Aircraft plant in Culver City, California to Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor where the plane was assembled in June...
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Photograph of poolside guests at the Desert Inn, Las Vegas, 1967-1972 Guests on the patio at the Desert Inn swimming pool in the late 1960s or early 1970s.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes in the first XF-11, Culver City, California, 1946 Howard Hughes in the cockpit of his XF-11 airplane before his first test flight.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes and Earl Martyn in the cockpit of the Hughes Flying Boat,... Howard Hughes (right) and Earl Martyn inside of the HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat, which was near completion on Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor. The Hughes Flying Boat, also called the Spruce Goose, was the largest plane in the...
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Photograph of workmen completing the final arrangements for the test of the HK-1, Hughes Flying... The interior of the 219-foot long hull of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat, on the day of the craft's initial water taxi tests. The picture was taken from the center section of the 400,000 pound aircraft. Workmen were completing the final...
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Photograph of Howard Hughes and crew member inside of the HK-1 Flying Boat, 1947 Howard Hughes inspecting the equipment on the flight deck inside of the HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat, which he designed and built. The man pictured behind Hughes is possibly Earl Martyn, Hughes' flight engineer. The Flying Boat was near completion...
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Photograph of Charles B. Thornton, S. Ramo, and others with the first Hughes Aircraft Company... The first radar antenna produced at Hughes on Sept. 28, 1949 was returned for service three years later at the opening of a new service shop. Pictured from left to right are Charles B. Thornton, S. Ramo, Ray B. Parkhurst,...
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Phtograph of Howard Hughes in the XF-11, after his successful test flight, April 5, 1947 Transcribed from attached press release: "HUGHES TEST-PILOTS SECOND XF-11. CULVER CITY, Calif., April 5. Preparatory to making its first flight test today, Howard Hughes, famed flier-industrialist, is shown in the cockpit of the second XF-11 sister ship to the...
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Photograph of HK-1 Hughes Flying Boat, on Terminal Island, Los Angeles Harbor, 1947 The HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat (with the number NX37602 on tail visible) in the water on Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes with an engineer in Hughes Flying Boat, Los Angeles, November 2,... Howard Hughes talking with an engineer at the rear of the flight deck of Hughes Flying Boat at Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor (now known as Long Beach).
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Aerial photograph of the Hughes HK-1 Flying Boat on its test flight in the Los... The Hughes HK-1 Flying Boat during its test run in the Los Angeles Harbor.
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Photograph of a wing from the Flying Boat on its way to Terminal Island in... A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "Flying Boat" being moved (with a police escort) from the Hughes Aircraft plant in Culver City, California to Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor where the plane was assembled in June...
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Aerial photograph of the Hughes Flying Boat on Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor,... The Hughes HK-1 Flying Boat under construction on Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor before its test run.
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Photograph of the Hughes HK-1 Flying Boat during its test flight, Los Angeles Harbor, November... Howard Hughes HK-1, Flying Boat, test flight in the Los Angeles Harbor with ships, boats and observation planes visible.
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Photograph of the hull of the Hughes Flying Boat being transported from Culver City to... The hull of the $20,000,000 airplane, also known as the Flying Boat or Spruce Goose, being transferred from Culver City to Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor. The Flying Boat was moved to Terminal Island's graving dock where construction...
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Photograph of Hughes administrative building, Los Angeles, 1995 The Hughes administrative building, located at 6775 Centinela Avenue in Los Angeles, was where the HK-1 plane was built.
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Photograph of the fuselage of the Hughes Flying Boat being moved to Terminal Island, Los... A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "Flying Boat" being moved (with a police escort) from the Hughes Aircraft plant in Culver City, California to Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor where the plane was assembled in June...
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Photograph of the fuselage of the Hughes Flying Boat en route to Terminal Island, California,... A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "Flying Boat" being moved (with a police escort) from the Hughes Aircraft plant in Culver City, California to Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor where the plane was assembled in June...
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Photograph of Hughes HK-1 Flying Boat at Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor, 1947 The Hughes HK-1 Hercules Flying Boat shown tied to its dock at Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor in 1947.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes in the cockpit of the first XF-11, Culver City, California, 1946 Howard Hughes in the cockpit of his XF-11 before its first test flight.
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Photograph of workmen moving the Hughes HK-1 Flying Boat in Terminal Island at the Los... Hughes HK-1 Flying Boat towed by workmen with a capstan at Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor.
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Photograph of the fuselage section of the Hughes Flying Boat being moved to Terminal Island,... A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "Flying Boat" being moved (with a police escort) from the Hughes Aircraft plant in Culver City, California to Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor where the plane was assembled in June...
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Aerial photograph of the HK-1 Flying Boat in the Los Angeles Harbor, circa 1947 An aerial view of Howard Hughes' Flying Boat on Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor.
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Photograph of the Hughes XF-11 plane at the Hughes Airport, Culver City, California, April 4,... The XF-11 plane's second flight immediately following take-off, at the Hughes Airport in Culver City, California
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Photograph of engine parts of the Hughes Flying Boat being moved to Terminal Island, Los... A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "Flying Boat" being moved (with a police escort) from the Hughes Aircraft plant in Culver City, California to Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor where the plane was assembled in June...
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Aerial photograph of the fuselage of the Hughes Flying Boat, Terminal Island, California, 1946 A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "Flying Boat" being moved (with a police escort) from the Hughes Aircraft plant in Culver City, California to Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor where the plane was assembled in June...
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Photograph of the Hughes Flying Boat at its dock on Terminal Island in the Los... The HK-1, Hughes Flying Boat, with the tail number NX37602 visible, in the water on Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor.
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Photograph of the fuselage portion of Hughes Flying Boat being moved to Terminal Island in... A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "Flying Boat" being moved (with a police escort) from the Hughes Aircraft plant in Culver City, California to Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor where the plane was assembled in June...
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Photograph of the Hughes HK-1 Flying Boat docked at the Los Angeles Harbor, November 1,... View of Hughes Flying Boat port bow in dry dock at Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor. Howard Hughes and Jack Jerman can be seen on the platform in the background.
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Photograph of crew and passengers leaving a TWA aircraft, circa 1940-1950s Three unidentified men and one unidentified woman outside of a TWA aircraft in the 1940s or 1950s.
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Photograph of Howard Hughes with his crew on the HK-1 Flying Boat in the Los... Howard Hughes on the flight deck of the HK-1, Flying Boat (the largest plane in the world) discussing with his flight engineer and radio operator, Dave Evans, the plans for the next day's taxi testing of the 400,000 pound craft....
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Photograph of the exterior of Hughes Research Laboratories, Culver City, California, circa 1940s The exterior of Hughes Research Laboratories where rock bits were test-drilled in Culver City, California in the 1940s. Transcribed from note taped to back of photo: "Rock bits are test-drilled in the laboratory under conditions that duplicate, as far as...
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Aerial photograph of one of Hughes' airfields, possibly in Culver City, California, circa 1940s-1950s Aerial view of an unidentified airfield owned by Howard Hughes, possibly in Culver City before it became more developed.
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Photograph of crew and passengers outside of a TWA aircraft, circa 1940-1950s Three unidentified men and an unidentified woman outside of a TWA aircraft in the 1940s or 1950s.
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Photograph of the Hughes Tool Company's hard formation rock bit type R-1, circa 1950s The Hughes Tool Company's hard formation rock bit type R-1 was the engineering marvel on which the Hughes fortune was founded. The bit was invented by Howard Hughes' father.
 

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