WHAT IF THERE WAS A MAN who maybe… just maybe, inspired a generation of fictional heroes? The Great Gatsby? Clark Savage Jr.? Even Pete Townshend’s deaf, dumb and blind boy Tommy? Could this one man have assisted in the design of long-distance aircraft — being the contemporary of Hughes, Lindberg and Earhart? As a child in Germany, could this same man have been abducted by the notorious child murderer portrayed in Fritz Lang’s noir masterpiece “M”? Could this man’s later exploits on a lost island be the basis for the cinema classic “King Kong”?