Howard Hughes, Las Vegas and the Mob: Fact vs. Fiction

Howard Hughes, Las Vegas and the Mob: Fact vs. Fiction

Date: July 22, 2020
Time: 7 to 8 p.m.; book signing 8 to 9 p.m.
Cost: Free for Members or with Museum Admission
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Howard Hughes, one of the most intriguing people in Las Vegas history, had a profound effect on the community and the Mob’s hold on the Strip. His investments in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s helped transform the city. But the billionaire’s secretive and reclusive nature has generated innumerable myths that obscure the true story. The Mob Museum’s Geoff Schumacher, author of a newly revised and expanded biography of the billionaire, explains how truth is stranger than fiction in the life of Howard Hughes.

A book signing will follow in the Museum’s retail store.

This program is now sold out. To be added to our waitlist, please email flindquist@themobmuseum.org

If you’d like to watch a live stream from home, please click on the “Watch” button at 7 p.m. on July 22.

Featured Speaker

Geoff Schumacher  

Geoff Schumacher


Geoff Schumacher is the Vice President of Exhibits & Programs for The Mob Museum. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno, and his master’s degree in American history from Arizona State University. He had a twenty-five-year career in journalism, with stops at the Las Vegas Sun, Las Vegas CityLife, Las Vegas Mercury, Las Vegas Review-Journal and Ames (Iowa) Tribune. He is the author of Sun, Sin & Suburbia: A History of Modern Las Vegas and Howard Hughes: Power, Paranoia & Palace Intrigue. He is associate editor of the Nevada Historical Society Quarterly.