She demanded a plane ticket home but before she left, Hughes insisted on throwing her a goodbye party.
Records of the wedding mysteriously disappeared after the ceremony, and the dispute over whether they were ever really married led to a years-long legal battle after his death.
Gardner, however, fought back.
Inside the horrors of Howard Hughes' Hollywood sexcapades
Years later, Domergue wrote an autobiography that was never published.
When Hughes saw a picture of year-old Italian beauty Gina Lollobrigida in , his representatives offered plane tickets for her and her husband to fly to LA to meet Hughes, but sent only one ticket.
Description: It may have been his regular seduction gambit. Whenever he saw a picture of a pretty teenage actress, he sought to get her under contract — and under his full control — right away, installing them in his apartments, scheduling every moment of their lives and hiring each a personal driver who was also his spy.