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Chronicling an Early Mentor of Trump

Sep 05, 2019 - The New York Times

HOLLYWOOD -- Back in 2016, when Matt Tyrnauer was cutting his documentary ''Studio 54,'' he was steeped in archival footage from the late 1970s of the Dante-esque disco.

One boldfaced name popped off the screen.

''So I'm thinking to myself, 'This is a great character for a film, why has no one done a Roy Cohn movie?''' Mr. Tyrnauer recalled, sipping champagne with ice in a huge glass on the terrace at the Chateau Marmont, amid a starry crowd that included Billy Idol, Jon Hamm and ...