Yesterday was the 50th wedding anniversary of Howard Hughes and Jean Peters, who were secretly married Jan. 12, 1957, at the L&L Motel in Tonopah, Nevada. The motel has been demolished, but residents want to erect a statue of the lovebirds nearby.
The group led by Tonopah businessman Bob Perchetti also is pursuing plans to open a Howard Hughes Museum and Wedding Chapel across the street from the motel that was razed about 18 months ago.
"It'll be a life-size statue of Howard Hughes and Jean Peters looking into each other's eyes and appearing as they did when they got married," Perchetti said. "We think it's finally time to recognize Howard Hughes in Tonopah." [Link]This is how Hughes appeared after he got married. That's why I'm remaining a bachelor.