A Reel Page Turner

The Aviator and Howard Hughes: His Life and Madness

March 13, 2022 Maura Maros and Donny Granza Season 2 Episode 11
A Reel Page Turner
The Aviator and Howard Hughes: His Life and Madness
Show Notes

 Donny and I welcome our friend and author, Ora Smith, as we talk about the life of Howard Hughes. We discuss the Martin Scorsese film, “The Aviator,” and the book “Howard Hughes: His Life and Madness” by Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele. In addition, Ora shares her in-depth knowledge and research of Hughes and her book, “Unacknowledged: The Possible Biological Mother of Howard Hughes.”

More about Ora Smith:

As a genealogist, Ora Smith has spent thirty-plus years researching her family histories. With her historical “Heritage Fiction” novels, she’s made a niche in writing about ancestors, creating fascinating stories based on true events. She loves nothing better than to be whisked off to past eras to meet those whose lives are worth sharing. 

 Ora’s one of those people who always has a project she’s excited about. Besides being a genealogist and author, she’s an artist, seamstress, lover of a good book, traveler, antiquer, upcycler, and history buff. Although she’s lived in Arizona since 1986, she spent her early life in Lake Tahoe, California, where her passion to write blossomed on a tranquil riverbank with a beautiful backdrop of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

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