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Product Details

  • Series: Hollywood Legends
  • Paperback: 68 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1461096049
  • ISBN-13: 978-1461096047
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,949,451 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Michael B. Druxman is a veteran Hollywood screenwriter whose credits include CHEYENNE WARRIOR with Kelly Preston; DILLINGER AND CAPONE starring Martin Sheen and F. Murray Abraham; and THE DOORWAY with Roy Scheider, which he also directed. He is also a prolific playwright, his one-person play, JOLSON, having had numerous productions around the country. Other produced stage credits include one-person plays about Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Spencer Tracy and Orson Welles. Additionally, Mr. Druxman is the author of thirteen other published books, including several nonfiction works about Hollywood, its movies, and the people who make them (e.g., BASIL RATHBONE: His Life and His Films, MAKE IT AGAIN, SAM: A Survey of Movie Remakes, ONE GOOD FILM DESERVES ANOTHER: A Survey of Movie Sequels, MERV [Griffin] and THE MUSICAL: From Broadway to Hollywood). He has written two novels, NOBODY DROWNS IN MINERAL LAKE and SHADOW WATCHER, plus the humorous revisionist history, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD: From the Secret Files of Harry Pennypacker, and FAMILY SECRET, a non-fiction book co-authored with Warren Hull, which reveals the true facts behind the 1947 murder of mobster “Bugsy” Siegel in Beverly Hills. An acknowledged Hollywood historian, he has also written television documentaries and has been interviewed for various retrospective featurettes that have accompanied DVD releases of classic films (e.g. THE MALTESE FALCON, etc.). Mr. Druxman is a former Hollywood publicist of 35 years experience who has represented many film and television stars, as well as noted directors, producers and composers. One of his Academy Award campaigns is often mentioned in books dealing with Oscar’s history. He has taught various dramatic writing and film appreciation courses in an adult university and is the author of How to Write a Story…Any Story: THE ART OF STORYTELLING, which has been used as a text in several colleges. A native of Seattle who graduated from Garfield High School and the University of Washington, Mr. Druxman moved with his wife, Sandy, from Los Angeles to Austin, TX in 2009. His memoir, MY FORTY-FIVE YEARS IN HOLLYWOOD AND HOW I ESCAPED ALIVE, is published by Bear Manor Media.

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I was born in Seattle, WA, graduated from Garfield High School and the University of Washington.

In 1963, I moved to Los Angeles, eventually opening my own entertainment public relations business. I began writing professionally in the 1970s, starting with books about movies and movie stars, and then graduated to stage plays, screenplays and novels. I've directed for both stage and screen, and also taught several college-level writing courses.

In 2009, my wife and I moved to Austin, TX, and in 2010, my memoir, MY FORTY-FIVE YEARS IN HOLLYWOOD AND HOW I ESCAPED ALIVE was published by BearManor Media. My second memoir, LIFE, LIBERTY & THE PURSUIT OF HOLLYWOOD, was published by BearManor in 2013.

My motto: Take all viable opportunities that come your way, because you never know where they will lead.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marian Hailey on June 9, 2012
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Mr Druxman never lets us forget that these American Silver Screen icons are real people.This one with a
troublesome childhood and troublesome 'adulthood.' If it wasn't for the women who saw possibility
in him and did a sort of Pygmalian number someone else would surely have filled "the King of Hollywood's" shoes
but it wouldn't be this guy with the big ears and big brawn. Fascinating for a reader or for an actor to
interpret and keep in his repertoire. And with Druxman's humor - so entertaining.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By StudMuffin'sGal on October 29, 2011
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.....just a guy who woke up one morning to find himself a star. I really loved this play and didn't expect to even like it! With a lovely soft touch it tells us more than the length would forecast about a flawed man who became loved by millions (including new ones everyday), yet never knew why. Forget about all the bios - some truly awful - and read what Mr. Gable would have likely written himself. Thanks, Mr. Druxman.
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By Peggy Breen on November 29, 2013
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All Druxman does is copy other biographies about Clark Gable & then put the words in Gable's mouth as if he's saying them. A real waste of time & money.
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By Gram on December 23, 2012
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I came away feeling Gable wasn"t a happy man. No too bad a read and worth the time. The author did follow his life well.
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By Loves to Read on August 2, 2014
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Michael B. Druxman has written several of these one act plays and they are well written and fun to read.
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