Howard E. Hill

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Howard E. Hill
Born 8 August 1897(1897-08-08)
Butte Co., South Dakota
Died 2 March 1994 (96)
Riverside Co., California
Affiliations Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association; Millionaire Press Club
Spouse(s) Edith J. Ives (m. 1926)

Howard Edward Hill (August 8, 1897 - March 2, 1994) was a American journalist, advertising agent, public relations advisor, movie critic, and writer of guides on healthful living and attaining prosperity.

Selected Bibliography

  • Hill, Howard E. (1941), The Magic Formula for Writing Success, Los Angeles, Calif.: Harvey Parker & Craftsmen 
  • Hill, Howard E. (1945), What's the Big Idea?, Los Angeles, Calif.: Don Keeler Pub. Co. 
  • Hill, Howard E. (1956), How To Create The Big Idea 
  • Hill, Howard E. (1964), 12 Keys to Longevity, Los Angeles, Calif.: Harbor House 
  • Hill, Howard E. (1966), Energizing the Twelve Powers of Your Mind, West Nyack, N.Y.: Parker Pub. Co. 
  • Hill, Howard E. (1968), How to Think Like a Millionaire and Get Rich, West Nyack, N.Y.: Parker Pub. Co. 
  • Hill, Howard E. (1970), The Master Energizer 
  • Hill, Howard E. (1972), Introduction to Lecithin, Los Angeles, Calif.: Nash Pub. 
  • Hill, Howard E. (1979), Nine Magic Secrets of Long Life, West Nyack, N.Y.: Parker Pub. Co. 

Press Coverage

Golden Globes (1947)

  • Conover, Austin (3 Mar. 1947), "Roaming Around", Hollywood Citizen-News (Los Angeles, CA): 13,, "Alex Viany, correspondent for Brazil, who is the vice-president [of the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association], remarked: 'The golden globe trophy which symbolizes the press of the world was first thought of by Howard E. Hill, our hard-working publicity chairman.'" 

"Amazing Explorations, Inc." (1947)

During 1947, Hill related a strange story to speaking clubs in Los Angeles, including the La Brea Optimists in late June and the Los Angeles Transportation Club in early August, about an apparent discovery by a Dr. F. Bruce Russell in 1931 of a cave system in the Colorado Desert on the Arizona-Nevada-California borderland that contained "the perfectly preserved bodies of 112 citizens of Atlantis," these measuring "seven and eight-foot" in height, and further that there was evidence that "80,000 years ago the citizens of Atlantis set off an atomic chain reaction that killed every person on earth." If this were not sufficient to pique interest, Hill elaborated with more details, as related in press reports, including that the caverns contained a ritual hall with elements reminiscent of Masonic traditions, that there had been found hieroglyphs carved in polished granite, that the giants wore garments of "unknown animal" hair (with a texture similar to "gray dyed sheepskin"), and that there were the trophy remains of "dinosauria, saber-toothed tigers, imperial elephants and other beasts" on display in niches within the caves. A corporation called "Amazing Explorations, Inc." was said to have been formed around the time the stories first were told, intended to conduct further exploration of the caverns, and there was a follow-up report on the discovery by one Ben Allen of a 22 inch (55.8 cm) long, 8 inch (20.3 cm) wide, footprint found on a gypsum flat in the region where the caves were supposed to be, but later accounts indicate that the group of interested parties found themselves unable to relocate the site of the supposed caves again and interest thereafter evaporated.


  • Hill was related to the Hearst dynasty and was third cousin to William Randolph Hearst through his father's mother's father, Joseph Hearst, who was the brother of William George Hearst (and whose son, George F. Hearst, the mining magnate, was William Randolph Hearst's father). It has been stated Hill's great-aunt, Phoebe Apperson Hearst, who was William Randolph Hearst's mother, paid Hill's way through the University of California, and Hill went on to work at Hearst's Los Angeles newspaper the Examiner.