The Defenders: May Day! May Day! [Fade Away]

New York: Filmways, 1964. Draft script for the 1964 television episode, seen here under the working title "Fade Away," which originally aired on April 18, 1964, on CBS. Signed on the title page by screenwriter Larry Cohen, below an annotation noting the episode name.

The series, which ran from 1961-1965, followed the legal adventures of a father-son defense attorney team. In this installment, an aging wartime hero becomes fanatical about United States foreign policy towards China, and plans a military takeover of the government.

An early venture for screenwriter Larry Cohen, who would go on to write blaxploitation films "Bone" (1972), "Black Caesar" (1973), and "Hell Up in Harlem" (1973), as well as several popular horror and science fiction films, including "It's Alive" (1974), "God Told Me To" (1976), and "The Stuff" (1985).

Self wrappers. Title page present, dated February 5, 1964, noted as FIRST MIMEO, with credits for screenwriter Larry Cohen. 78 leaves, with last page of text numbered 74. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, bound with a single paper clip to the top left corner.


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