REPORTERHow many bodies you think MickeyCohen'll be able to hide in all thatcement?The Mayor wears a plastic smile, ignores it.INT. THE MOCAMBO - NIGHTA CLUB PHOTOGRAPHER pops snapshots, but the real action ison the floor where MICKEY COHEN does a wicked "Lindy Hop"with THREE different GIRLS at once. A fireplug of a man, hehardly seems a public menace. Nearby is his bodyguard JOHNNYSTOMPANATO. Over it all:HUDGEONS (V.O.)Meyer Harris Cohen, Mickey C to hisfans. He's the big moocher, localL.A. color to the nth degree. Youknow Mickey. He runs dope, racketsand prostitution. He kills a dozenpeople a year. But who you may notknow is bodyguard Johnny Stompanato.His hair in a slick pompadour, Stompanato keeps an eye onCohen and comes onto a CIGARETTE GIRL at the same time.HUDGEONS (V.O.)Johnny's handsome, ladies, but thereal attraction is below the belt.Second only to Steve Cochran, he'ssometimes known as 'Oscar' becauseof his Academy Award-size appendage.Mickey works a sweat on the dance floor. A bottle of champagnepops; Stompanato reacts, nearly draws a pistol from hisshoulder holster. As he laughs at himself...INT. HUSH-HUSH MAGAZINE OFFICE - DAYLurid page one headlines cover the wall where SID HUDGEONStypes. The essence of sleaze, Sid is the publisher-photographer-writer of Hush-Hush magazine and keeper of insidedirt supreme. As he continues...HUDGEONS (V.O.)Remember, dear readers, you heard ithere first, off the record, on theQ.T. and very Hush-Hush.INT. HANCOCK PARK MANSION - BALLROOM - NIGHTThe party continues. The Mayor has moved off to the sidewith the power brokers. Patchett is a presence.MAYORWe're selling an image, gentlemen.