American industrialist, aviator, and film producer Howard Hughes (1905 - 1976) at court during a legal case involving the screenwriter Paul Jarrico, who had been fired from RKO Studios (Hughes' company) following an investigation by the House Un-American Activities Committee, Los Angeles, California, 1952. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

American industrialist, aviator, and film producer Howard Hughes (1905 - 1976) at court during a legal case involving the screenwriter Paul Jarrico, who had been fired from RKO Studios (Hughes' company) following an investigation by the House Un-American Activities Committee, Los Angeles, California, 1952. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)