Adieux, Mssr. Hughes

Adieux, Mssr. Hughes

A presence looms large over Southern California, a Texas transplant who wrought technological change that is still rippling throughout the planet.  Howard Hughes came to Los Angeles to make movies and succeeded spectacularly, changing the aviation and defense industries forever along the way.

He was many things to many people:  Eccentric; brilliant; innovative; ambitious; batshit crazy; but one thing that everyone could probably agree on was that he was a DOG.  Big time.  Mr. Hughes loved the ladies and he built places all over Los Angeles County to take them for the enjoyment of some discreet indoor sports.

One such former bungalow of his is in an office complex adjacent to the Santa Monica airport.  I have been using a screening room in the bungalow as a studio when available for the last year or so and have gotten a lot of good work done in there. Well sports fans, that particular party is coming to a close.  The city of Santa Monica is taking over that space and demolishing the building.

This weekend was my last hurrah there; an exhausting production weekend for an upcoming project.  Some time ago, one of the landlords sculpted a portrait of Howard Hughes on a wall facing the bungalows patio to honor its former owner.  While there, melancholy about this being my last shoot in the space, I thought it would be a fitting tribute to shoot a couple of beauties next to the scandalous scoundrel.

Mr. Hughes eyeballs a blonde beauty. ©PK Images 2013

Mr. Hughes eyeballs a blonde beauty. ©PK Images 2013

Or does this gentleman prefer brunettes? ©PK Images 2013

Or does this gentleman prefer brunettes? ©PK Images 2013

Special thanks to Kristina Korsholm and Maxi Wild.

Makeup and hair by the peerless Genevieve Garner (eveivenegg44@gmail.com)

A HUGE MASSIVE THANK YOU to the Sando King, Craig Harrison of 575 Productions who made it possible for me to use the space the past year and who just ran a fucking 50 MILE MARATHON THIS WEEKEND!! Congrats Craig and thanks again, YOU ROCK!!!

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