November 22: The Secret World of Howard Hughes
Delve into mysteries around why Hughes arrived in Las Vegas 50 years ago
Hear a rare recording of Hughes’ voice from a 1971 phone conversation
Geoff Schumacher, director of content for The Mob Museum and author of Howard Hughes: Power, Paranoia & Palace Intrigue, will trace the history of reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes’ secret arrival in Las Vegas 50 years ago this month.
Why did Hughes come to Las Vegas? What did he do when he was here? How did the Mob fit into his activities? Why did he suddenly leave four years later? These questions and more will be explored during this multimedia presentation.
This presentation is part of The Mob Museum’s Wiseguy Speaker Series.
After a 25-year career in journalism, Geoff Schumacher is the director of content for The Mob Museum in Las Vegas. A graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, Schumacher started his career at the Las Vegas Sun, where he was a reporter, editorial writer and city editor over a 10-year period. He was editor of Las Vegas CityLife and founded and edited the Las Vegas Mercury. He served as director of community publications for the Las Vegas Review-Journal for 10 years and also wrote a weekly public affairs column for the Review-Journal. He culminated his newspaper career by serving as publisher of the Ames (Iowa) Tribune. Schumacher is the author of two books, Sun, Sin & Suburbia: A History of Modern Las Vegas and Howard Hughes: Power, Paranoia & Palace Intrigue. He served as editor of Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State, the official book commemorating the state’s sesquicentennial.