The tragic, epic story of Nelson Rockefeller - colorful scion of the wealthiest family in America, philanthropist and philanderer, collector of art and women, equally reviled by the political left and right, Vice-President and candidate for President, the scourge of the Attica Prison riots and the savior of New York. From his privileged but bleak upbringing to his firestorm life, from his dynamic personality to his scandalous divorce, from his priceless art collection to his sudden death in the arms of his mistress, this is the story of an outsized figure - and one of America's greatest characters - during one of the most turbulent eras in American history.
Hoyt Hilsman is an award-winning screenwriter, journalist and playwright. He has written screenplays for Sony, Disney, New Line, CBS, ABC and others, and his plays have been widely produced in the U.S. and abroad. He is also a recognized political figure, most recently as a candidate for Congress in California. He grew up in Washington, DC, where his father was an advisor to President Kennedy. He is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post and other national publications, was a regular critic for Variety and is a recipient of the Apex Award for Journalism. His scripts have been honored at the Slamdance Film Festival, the O'Neill Theater Center and elsewhere.
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