​​​​​ANTHONY E. GALLO
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SCREENPLAYS

BY ANTHONY E. GALLO

APART: A SCREENPLAY
 

 
A well meaning fundamentalist missionary is sent to convert inhabitants. A Brahmin “escort” needs to escape from the police. A Pulitzer Prize wining reporter wants to write a story about missionary activity in the South Pacific. They become shipwrecked on the wrong side of the Looloo Island, which is purportedly inhabited by a cannibalistic population.



A Boston Brahmin Madame, a Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times feminist, and an idealistic and sincere fundamentalist evangelistic minister become trapped on a cannibalistic south island. They run into nasty cannibals who think these uppity westerners need to be converted themselves. The cannibal leader comes up with some surprises.



Early Sunday morning. The distinguished Georgian townhouse of Alexandra Lowell opens the move. Paintings, oriental rugs, light windows hardwood floors high ceiling decorate this home Sunday morning. The house seems quiet. A well dressed man in his late fifties enters the home and is lead by the butler to Miss Alexandra’s private quarters. Suddenly we realize there is a raid going on. Police descend upon the home and arrest 5 very naked men and 3 women. Police sirens blare. Alexandra escapes. Car awaits her. Pepper Longetti, Alexandra’s’ mentor waits with small car for her. He is the head of the Boston Mafia. He stands at five feet, ahs a high pitched effeminate voice, and appears well educated. He also seems very benevolent and ssures Alexandra that shehe will protect her. She arrives at Cincinnati airport and is transported to car rental. She is told to go to Cowlick. Arrives at Cincinnati airports, met by two men who bring her to Cowlick, Kentucky,



Cowlick Peoples Church; Roger Jones, former Olympic swimming star arrives late for his Sunday sermon at, The crowd awaits anxiously. He appears, and begins reciting his sermon about the beatitudes. He breaks down crying at the pulpit as he mentions his now deceased wife Sarah’s name His four year old daughter looks form the audience and begins crying too. Two visiting Bishops Barton and Hess are upset with Jones. They would like to be rid of him. But he is popular and they have to find a way out for him.


Bishop Barston now announces that Roger would be sent on a mission to the island of Lulu, and that reports of cannibalism on the island are untrue.


The New York Times reporter Rosemary Greene has become a national icon with a large liberal base of readers. Her last three books, one of religion, the second on women, and the third on how worthless men, have been best sellers. She even won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting. She learned abut a friend in the Hamptons that a Kentucky based church is sending missionaries to the , and has decided she wants to do a story on missionary work.



And then they get marooned on a South Sea island.

 
 
THE BEECH FOREST
BY ANTHONY E. GALLO
 


This tragic royal love story of Mafalda of Savoie, daughter of King Victor Emanuel of Italy and Philipp of Hessen, grandson of the German Kaiser tells the story of Adolph Hitler’s relationship with both royalty and homosexuals from 1922 to the end of The Third Reich.


Princess Mafalda was the only member of Royalty to perish in a concentration camp, Buchenwald(meaning The Beech Forest)



They were deeply in love. Philipp however lead a double life, filled with innumerable lovers including the British poet, Siegfried Sassoon. In the story, Hitler’s own homosexual feelings come forth, and in the end both royalty and the homosexuals fall. While in Italy,


Philipp became impressed by Fascism. On his return to Germany, in October 1930 he joined the German NSDAP party (National Socialist Democratic Workers Party, commonly abbreviated to the Nazi Party or referred to as National Socialism). In 1932 he joined as the Brown Shirts), and the following year his younger brother Christoph joined the Schutzstaffel (SS). Later his two other brothers also joined the SA. Through his party membership, Philipp became a particularly close friend of Hermann Göring, the future head of the German airforce (Luftwaffe).Following the appointment of Adolf Hitler as the German Chancellor on 30 January 1933 Philipp was appointed Oberpräsident (Governor) of Hesse-Nassau in June 1933 .


With the electoral success of Hitler's political party, he also became a member of the Reichstag and of the Prussian Staatsrat. Philipp played an important role in the consolidation of National Socialist rule in Germany. He introduced other aristocrats to NSDAP officials, and, as son-in-law of the king of Italy, was a frequent go-between for Hitler and Mussolini. He also acted as an art agent for Hitler in Italy. As Governor of Hesse-Kassel, Philipp was complicit in the T-4 Euthanasia Program. In February 1941


Philipp signed the contract placing the sanitarium of Hadamar at the disposal of the Reich Interior Ministry. Over 10,000 mentally ill people were killed there. In 1946 Philipp was charged with murder, but the charges were later dropped.In late April 1943 Philipp was ordered to report to Hitler's headquarters, where he stayed for most of the next four months. In May 1943 Hitler issued the "Decree Concerning Internationally Connected Men" declaring that princes could not hold positions in the party, state, or armed forces.


The arrest of Mussolini by Philipp's father-in-law King Victor Emanuel in July 1943 made Phillip's position even more difficult. Hitler believed that Philipp and his family were complicit in Mussolini's downfall.On 8 September 1943 Philipp was arrested. He was stripped of his membership in the party and dismissed from the Luftwaffe. On 25 January 1944, his political disgrace became public when he was dismissed from his office as Governor of Hesse-Nassau.


In September 1943 Philipp was sent to Flossenbürg concentration camp. He was placed in solitary confinement and was not permitted any contact with the outside world. He was, however, granted certain privileges: wearing civilian clothes and eating the same food as the guards.


Philipp's wife Mafalda was arrested and placed under military custody in Rome. She was sent to Munich and Berlin for questioning and eventually to Buchenwald concentration camp where she was housed next to an armaments factory. In August 1944 the factory was bombed by the Allies. Mafalda was seriously injured and died several days later following an operation by camp medical staff. Philipp died in Rome,


Philipp was brokenhearted He died in 1983.