Saturday, May 28, 2005
Gotta Be Hercules
Enjoyed a night at home watching The Aviator last night. It is actually rather funny to see all the weird little tangets that connect from the film. You see, my father became the head tennis pro at the Desert Inn Hotel & Casino in 1973. Howard Hughes would spend the last years of his life in his room atop the Desert Inn Hotel until his death in 1976. I wonder if he was able to see the courts where I grew up from his room. Years later, my mother would go to work for Summa Corporation (which was a consolidation of most of Hughes' holdings in Las Vegas.) Mom took another step later by working for Hughes Aviation which would propel her into the world of private planes and airplane hangars which would lead her to currently managing an private air center. So, after watching the movie, I started thinking about all the odd ways that this man has touched by life. I knew most of the history from growing up here in town but they did a great job on the film. A must for anyone interested in the history of aviation and film.