Howard Hughes, Jean Peters, Terry Moore: Beauties and the Billionaire

Howard Hughes If all goes as planned, Warren Beatty will be the next big-screen Howard Hughes, following The Aviator's Leonardo DiCaprio. In Martin Scorsese's Oscar-nominated drama, DiCaprio was a boyish Hughes; in fact, Cate Blanchett's Katharine Hepburn looked more like his surrogate mother than his lover. Beatty, on the other hand, will play the older Howard Hughes, though I seriously doubt it that this particular Hughes will look at all like Jason Robards' in Jonathan Demme's 1980 gem Melvin and Howard. Barring a Hollywood miracle, Beatty's Old Hughes will have his hair carefully conditioned and his fingernails neatly clipped. In The Aviator, Howard Hughes is linked to four actresses: the aforementioned Katharine Hepburn, Jean Harlow, Ava Gardner, and Faith Domergue. (Hughes' 1920s marriage to socialite Ella Rice is ignored in the film.) In Beatty's project, Hughes will be involved with a "much younger woman." Here's a
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