Hughes’ love life had its problems, the Bureau famous. In June 1946, an agent reported that Lana Turner was staying on the Sherry Netherland Lodge in New York, registered as Mrs. Stephen Crane — her married identify. Hughes was additionally staying on the lodge. Johnny Meyer had made the reservations.
Hughes would take no telephone calls besides these from Mrs. Crane. He’d go to Turner’s suite each night, take her to dinner on the El Morocco nightclub and return to the lodge together with her later.
“He [Hughes] is believed to have spent virtually each night time with Lana Turner in her suite,” the report famous, including that whereas in New York, Hughes took a long-distance name from actress Linda Darnell.
“[Name blacked out] stories that the dialog consisted principally of Hughes telling Linda Darnell how a lot he liked her, and she or he in flip instructed him about her movie work and additional indicated that she was about to divorce her husband so she may marry Howard Hughes,” it added.