Tuesday, March 2, 2021

CAMERON REJECTS HOLLYWOOD; AVATAR 2 TO FILM IN NEW ZEALAND

February 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While James Cameron shot much of his Oscar-winning Avatar in U.S. locations, such as Kauai and the Big Island in Hawaii and the converted aircraft assembly plant in Playa Vista, CA where Howard Hughes built the Spruce Goose, many scenes were also shot at Stone Street Studios in Wellington, New Zealand, and virtually all of […]

PIN-UP STAR JANE RUSSELL DEAD AT 89

March 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Jane Russell, whom industrialist Howard Hughes made famous overnight with his sexy advertising campaign for The Outlaw in 1943, died Monday in Santa Maria, CA of respiratory failure at age 89, her son, Buck Waterfield, disclosed. Hughes, who owned RKO, the studio that released The Outlaw, and produced and directed the movie, featured the buxom […]

HUGHES AIRCRAFT PROPERTY BECOMING STUDIO COMPLEX

October 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The historic property in the Playa Vista area of Los Angeles, where Howard Hughes operated his Hughes Aircraft Co. during World War II and where he built his legendary Spruce Goose transport plane, will be turned into a movie and television production complex as part of a $50-million renovation, the Los Angeles Times reported today […]