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Michael B. Druxman
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Michael B. Druxman commented on Ktrek's blog post Fundraiser
"Open it up, but screen the people."
Jul 7
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JACKIE GOES TO DIXIE

Barbara Eden says it's "Great reading! Funny! Funny! Funny!"JACKIE GOES TO DIXIE by Michael B. Druxmanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP3ZQBkaCvQhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/1629331686/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_Y78wzbKEAAQF1See More
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Michael B. Druxman commented on Ktrek's blog post Locking the doors?
"I may not visit as often as I used to, but I would certainly make a contribution in order to keep this site running."
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HOLLYWOOD SNAPSHOTS: The Forgotten Interviews

Here is the official press release for my new book, HOLLYWOOD SNAPSHOTS: The Forgotten Interviews.  Albany, Ga. – BearManor Media announces the release of Hollywood Snapshots The Forgotten Interviews by Michael B. Druxman.Back in the 1970s and early 1980s, Michael B. Druxman authored several books and stage plays about Hollywood, the movies, and the people that made them. He also wrote a monthly column for Coronet magazine, “Yesterday at the Movies.”In researching these works, Druxman…See More
Apr 17
Michael B. Druxman replied to Toni's discussion What is your favorite Ava film? in the group Ava Gardner Fans
"A toss-up between THE KILLERS and SHOW BOAT."
Feb 7
Michael B. Druxman commented on Toni's group Ava Gardner Fans
"Here's the trailer for my new play, AVA & HER GUYS. It's available in both paperback and Kindle editions via Amazon.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4E5GzjVJno"
Feb 7
Michael B. Druxman commented on Toni's group Ava Gardner Fans
"I am pleased to announce the latest play (with music) in THE HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS collection.It's called AVA & HER GUYS.There are 4 characters: Ava Gardner, Frank Sinatra, Mickey Rooney and Artie Shaw.It's available on Amazon in both…"
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Ava Gardner Fans

Ava Gardner was one of the most beautiful women alive in the 1940s and 1950s. This is a  group that is dedicated to Ava Gardner. Here, all of Ava's fans can discuss and cherish her memories she left on the world.See More
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What are your favorite movies?
CASABLANCA, THE GODFATHER, KEY LARGO, THE SEARCHERS, L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, THE THIRD MAN, THE MALTESE FALCON, WHITE HEAT, SHOW BOAT (1951), THE KILLERS (1946), RED RIVER, YANKEE DOODLE DANDY, WUTHERING HEIGHTS, BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK, I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG, THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, SCARFACE (1932), THE ROARING TWENTIES, HIGH SIERRA, UNFORGIVEN, THE BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE, OUT OF THE PAST, BROKEN LANCE, BROKEN ARROW, EASTER PARADE, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, WEST SIDE STORY, CITY LIGHTS, TOUCH OF EVIL, CITIZEN KANE, etc.
Who are your favorite stars?
Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Edward G. Robinson, Carole Lombard, Randolph Scott, Broderick Crawford, Howard Keel, Robert Mitchum, Abbott & Costello, Fred Astaire, Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Gene Hackman
Who are your favorite directors?
Alfred Hitchcock, The Coen Brothers, Woody Allen, Budd Boetticher, Clint Eastwood, William Wyler, Raoul Walsh, Michael Curtiz, Orson Welles, Anthony Mann, John Sturges, Edward Dmyrtyk, Charlie Chaplin, etc.
About Me: Tell us about yourself/or your love for classic movies
Screenwriter, Playwright, Novelist, Hollywood Historian. Author of the new book, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD: From the Secret Files of Harry Pennypacker.
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http://www.druxmanworks.com

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JACKIE GOES TO DIXIE

Posted on July 4, 2017 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Barbara Eden says it's "Great reading! Funny! Funny! Funny!"

JACKIE GOES TO DIXIE by Michael B. Druxman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP3ZQBkaCvQ…

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HOLLYWOOD SNAPSHOTS: The Forgotten Interviews

Posted on April 17, 2017 at 6:47am 0 Comments

Here is the official press release for my new book, HOLLYWOOD SNAPSHOTS: The Forgotten Interviews.
 
 
Albany, Ga. – BearManor Media announces the release of Hollywood Snapshots The Forgotten Interviews by Michael B.…
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AVA GARDNER

Posted on February 5, 2017 at 2:09pm 0 Comments

I am pleased to announce (one day before I post it on FB) the latest play (with music) in THE HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS collection.



It's called AVA & HER GUYS.



There are 4 characters: Ava Gardner, Frank Sinatra,…

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Remembering Carole Lombard

Posted on January 16, 2017 at 8:23am 0 Comments

Monday, January 16th, marks the 75th anniversary of the death of Carole Lombard in a plane crash outside of Las Vegas.

Monday also marks the 25th anniversary of the debut of my one-woman stage play, LOMBARD.

It opened, under my direction, in the Greater Los Angeles area on January 16, 1992 with Taylor Leigh playing the title role.…

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BARBARA PAYTON

Posted on November 16, 2016 at 8:37am 0 Comments

Today is the birthday of actress (and my former neighbor) BARBARA PAYTON, who was the central figure in one of the most notorious scandals to hit Hollywood during the 1950s.
 
The sordid and violent events, which also involved actors Franchot Tone and Tom Neal, are dramatized in my stage play, B MOVIE,…
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At 3:17pm on March 23, 2013, Ktrek said…

Michael - Thanks for joining the Picture Humor and More group!

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At 3:59pm on September 23, 2012, Kristine Sader said…

Thank you for adding me as a friend. I always enjoy talking old movies, and especially Westerns lately, due to the book I am working on.  I see you listed Raoul Walsh up above, and he was a close acqaintence with my family. Any writing and/or publishing tips are always welcome! :) Take care, Kristine

At 4:32pm on September 2, 2012, Al Pearce said…
What a pleasure it must've been, Mr. Druxman. Meeting or at least talking to some of the greats of Golden age hollywood. That's the benefit of being a screenwriter and playright. :-)
At 5:34pm on August 27, 2012, Al Pearce said…
Hi Mr. Druxman!: i ought to tell you i've had a recent interest in Randolph Scott, whose films i aim to see more of in order. i consider him a very underrated actor and Excellent Western star who could hold his own with The King of Cowboys, John Wayne. Him and the duke starred in THE SPOILERS and PITTSBURGH with Marlene Dietrich. And they engage in what i consider the greatest two-man saloon fight in history in the former film. What better way to have a "greatest Saloon fight" than with two Icons of the Western film?; if John Wayne is the King of Westerns, then Randolph Scott would be Prince. Then Gary Cooper and Joel McCrea and James Stewart the Knights. And so on. :-)
At 2:28am on July 5, 2012, kareng said…

Thank you for helping to keep GAOH alive for another year.  regards Karen G

At 4:38pm on July 4, 2012, Mike Duffy said…

Michael: Thanks for your contribution to GAOH.  Mike

At 11:27am on April 9, 2012, Al Pearce said…

well, Mr. Druxman, i've just approved you as memeber of my classic adventure films group. hope you have fun on it!

At 12:15pm on December 31, 2011, Al Pearce said…
Happy New Year, Mr. Druxman! i take it you're a fan of Orson Welles. He definitely was great in CITIZEN KANE, THE THIRD MAN, TOUCH OF EVIL, and even in the radio series THE SHADOW back in the 30s. Even in his 20s, the man had an undeniable talent and ambitions in picture making.but unfortunately he was also vainglorious, one of the things that brought him down.
At 10:44am on December 24, 2011, Al Pearce said…
Merry christmas, Mr. Druxman! I think it's very creative how you've done one-act plays of Classic hollywood greats! I've been wanting to read them, but the public libraries over here in miami, florida just don't have them. Well, i've been checking out the Gangster picture/crime drama, starting with ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES, which i enjoyed a great deal and find it one of Cagney's best. I have many more to see, like those with Eddy G. Robinson, and of course, Humphrey Bogart.
At 3:07pm on December 16, 2011, Al Pearce said…

hello Mr.Druxman!

how's Holiday Season in good ol' Austin? here it's going wonderfully. just got out of school, and with a darn good vacation ahead of me! i plan to watch all the classics i can muster, and of course, spend time with my family and enjoy Christmas for what it is! : ) !

 
 
 

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To view Burden of Dreams click here. “If I abandon this project I would be a man without dreams and I don’t want to live like that. I live my life or I end my life with this project.” That’s how Werner Herzog responded to his investors in Germany asking him if he had the will […]

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To view L’Eclisse click here. FilmStruck is currently streaming 11 films featuring Alain Delon as part of their “Icons: Alain Delon” theme and for the next 4 weeks I’ll be spotlighting a few of my favorite titles in this collection. To learn more about the French actor please see a previous post I wrote in 2010 […]

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