In 'Seduction,' Howard Hughes' Hollywood no haven for women

This cover image released by Custom House shows "Seduction: Sex, Lies and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood," by Karina Longworth. (Custom House via AP)

"Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood" (Custom House), by Karina Longworth

Hollywood history for the #MeToo movement, Karina Longworth's "Seduction" is an astute and entertaining takedown of the movie industry, the press and the multimillionaire turned wannabe filmmaker Howard Hughes. Hardly anyone emerges from the pages of "Seduction" unblemished by selfishness and greed once they are touched by the movie business and its promise of wealth, power and fame.