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Michael B Druxman

MICHAEL B DRUXMAN

  

Nationality:    USA
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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 Oscars 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.

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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        B Movie         Hail On the Chief         Hollywood Legends, The         Lana & Johnny Were Lovers         Lombard



B Movie

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play that deals with the Franchot Tone/Barbara Payton/Tom Neal affair, the most sordid Hollywood scandal of the 1950s

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The Hollywood Legends. Createspace    2014

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Hail On the Chief

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Hollywood Legends, The

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the HOLLYWOOD LeGeNDS is a series of one and two person, two-act plays by Hollywood biographer, historian, screenwriter and playwright Michael B. Druxman that explore the life and times of some of filmdom's most glittering personalities. This is the first time that all ten plays have been incorporated into one volume. From Clara Bow, the 'It' Girl of the silent era, through the birth of the talkies with Al Jolson and Maurice Chevalier, on through the thirties and forties with superstars like Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Carole Lombard, errol Flynn, Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson eddy, Basil Rathbone and, finally, Hollywood's boy genius, Orson Welles, these anecdote-filled dramatic pieces present a humorous, often touching portrait of each star and the era in which he/she lived. the plays, many of which have seen several productions, utilize simple costumes and props, and are designed to be staged on a single setting, with shifts in lighting to denote changes in time and place.

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Ten Plays About eleven Fabulous People

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 29, 2013)   978-1482725674

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short plays

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Lana & Johnny Were Lovers

Synopsis:
about the relationship between screen superstar Lana Turner and mobster Johnny Stompanato.

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The Hollywood Legends. CreateSpace    2015

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Lombard

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a one-woman play about Carole Lombard

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Fort Wayne (In) Civic Theatre    31 May 2013

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