The Paperback Vigilante
United States of America,
Biography of E. Howard Hunt, CIA spy, paperback author, and Watergate conspirator.
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Beginning his career as a writer of fiction, E.Howard Hunt joined the CIA soon after its formation after the end of World War II. He turned his fertile imagination to composing plots for the CIA, notably in Guatemala, where he helped overthrow an elected government, and later in the Bay of Pigs fiasco. Together with Gordon Liddy, he was deeply involved in the political scandal of Watergate, for which he was unrepentant. Throughout his life, he wrote spy fiction. This documentary explores the relationship between his real and his fantasy life.
Collection of Peter Davis Stills, Films, and related items in the archive.
The Paperback Vigilante 1974
Items relating to Peter Davis’ 1974 film, The Paperback Vigilante, about E. Howard Hunt, CIA spy, paperback author, and Watergate conspirator.