I Watched Football Early the Day I Died: The Lost Ed Wood Frank Leahy Screenplay (hardback)
I Watched Football Early the Day I Died: The Lost Ed Wood Frank Leahy Screenplay
by W. Paul Apel
What does Frank Leahy, the legendary win-at-all-costs hall of fame Notre Dame football coach have in common with infamous cross-dressing, counterculture B-movie filmmaker Ed Wood, once voted “worst director of all time”?
Ed Wood wrote a screenplay about him. And it’s possibly the most confounding entry on the cult director’s otherwise sci-fi, horror and pornography-filled resumé.
For years, there have only been two known connections between Ed Wood and football: the fact that he hated it, and the fact that he was watching it on the last day of his life. So how did an underdog who wore his quirks on his (angora) sleeve end up writing about Knute Rockne’s macho protégé? And does Wood’s irrepressible personality and unique style make it into Leahy’s life story?
Find out the answers to these questions and more as Ed Wood expert W. Paul Apel takes you on a personally guided tour of the never-produced, lost-and-now-found screenplay by Edward D. Wood, Jr.: The Frank Leahy Legend.
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