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Michael B. Druxman 
Screenwriter, Playwright, Novelist and Hollywood Historian. 

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What took you so long to get here?
Where have you been all my life?
I’ll tell you where I’ve been.  

I’ve been in show business!

Ever since I was a little kid and heard Pinocchio singing, “Hey, diddly-dee, an actor’s life for me,” that’s what I wanted. Well, not to be an actor. 
I got tired of that during my freshman year in college.

So, what to do, what to do. . .

After many years as a Hollywood press agent, I became a writer…movies, stage plays, books.  
Anything that was a challenge.  I love telling stories.

After all, with due respect to actors, directors and other artists, isn’t the only truly creative aspect of the performing arts the written word?     
Everything else is “interpretation”.

On this site you will find links to my many stage plays that are available for licensing, listings of my books that are available for purchasing, some of my screenplays that are available for optioning, plus my blog that will keep you apprised of my various on-going activities and we can get to know each other, maybe too well.

If you’re into DVDs, take a look at my monthly newsletter, BEST BETS ON DVD.

Also, if you have a story that you want told, either in screenplay or book form, I am still a writer-for-hire.  Have Mac-Will Write.

So, please sign the guest book and share your thoughts and comments on my blog.  But, let’s play nice!

Don’t be such a stranger.  Keep coming back!

Michael 


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Michael's Musings

ROBERT PRESTON: A One-Person Play in Two Acts

by Michael B. Druxman on 12/09/21

I have always had confidence in my own ability.” -- Robert Preston

He may be best remembered as “Professor Harold Hill” in THE MUSIC MAN, but Robert Preston had both a successful stage and film career that began in the mid-1930s and continued for the remainder of his life.

Of course, his public persona changed over the years.

In his early films, like UNION PACIFIC, BEAU GESTE, REAP THE WILD WIND and THIS GUN FOR HIRE, he played a “tough guy”; often the “heavy”. But, in the 1950s, he moved to New York and began working in the theatre.

Once he’d starred in Meredith Wilson’s classic musical and repeated the role in the movie version, Preston found himself being cast in many other stage musical, including BEN FRANKLIN IN PARIS, I DO! I DO! and MACK & MABEL, as well as major films like HOW THE WEST WAS WON, MAME, S.O.B. and VICTOR/VICTORIA.

Michael B. Druxman’s one-person play, ROBERT PRESTON, joins the actor at two different points in his life. First when he’s about to audition for THE MUSIC MAN, and also when he’s making one of his last films, THE LAST STARFIGHTER.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09NB5CZ18/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=robert+preston+druxman&qid=1639013026&s=books&sr=1-1

JACK CARTER: Comedian

by Michael B. Druxman on 08/23/21

August 23, 2021

My new one-person play, JACK CARTER: Comedian, is now available for sale in paperback and Kindle editions via Amazon.

Jack Cater was my publicity client for seven years.  I believe I've come up with a true and humorous picture of him.

Please take a look.

I'm Back!

by Michael B. Druxman on 05/26/21

May 26, 2021

I'm back for a quick visit.

Does anybody ever come to this site any longer?

This Covid thing...and being stuck in the house for over a year...really plays games with your memory.  Never quite sure what day it is any more.

Nevertheless, I do keep writing. 

My PAUL MUNI one-person stage play was published a month or so ago, and I've just finished my play on GALE SONDERGAARD (Anthony Adverse, The Life of Emile Zola, The Letter, etc.).  I interviewed her back in the 1970s for CORONET magazine.  The play should be available from Amazon in a week or two.

Beyond that, I just try to keep busy.  At 80 years, it's the smart thing to do.

If you read this, please send me an e-mail ([email protected]).  That way, I'll know that I still have an audience.

Stay safe!

Michael

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