The Golden Age of Hollywood

November 2016 Blog Posts (2)


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,…

Added by Michael B. Druxman on November 16, 2016 at 8:37am — No Comments

Happy Birthday, Jerry Giesler!

Today is the birthday of the late Jerry Giesler, Hollywood's renowned criminal attorney, whose clients included Errol Flynn and Lana Turner. Giesler (seen here with Ms. Turner) is a major character in my play, LANA & JOHNNY WERE LOVERS, available in paperback and…

Added by Michael B. Druxman on November 2, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

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