N.p. N.p., Circa 1977. Draft script for the 1977 film, here under its working title "The Secret Files of J. Edgar Hoover." With two holograph pencil and ink annotations to the title page.
An biopic dramatizing the rise to power of J. Edgar Hoover, the long-standing director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The film courted controversy at the time of its release for discussing, albeit obliquely, Hoover's cross-dressing and homosexuality, although in later years knowledge of his sexual preferences had become common enough that films such as "Nixon" (1995) and "J. Edgar" (2011) would portray them simply as a matter of historical record.
Set and shot on location in Washington DC.
Red titled wrappers. Title page present, with credits for director and screenwriter Larry Cohen. 167 leaves, with last page of text numbered 166. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, with soiling to the front wrapper, bound with two silver brads.