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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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DICK POWELL

by Michael B. Druxman on 02/01/19

February 1, 2019

I am pleased to announce the publication of  DICK POWELL, the latest and 20th addition to THE HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS Collection of stage plays.

Dick Powell made a career of reinventing himself.

Born in Arkansas, the young tenor played horn, banjo and sang with various dance bands and orchestras in Pittsburgh and elsewhere before he was brought to Hollywood where he sang opposite Ruby Keeler and others in such classic Busby Berkeley musicals as 42ND STREET, FOOTLIGHT PARADE, GOLD DIGGERS OF 1935 and the Al Jolson film, WONDER BAR.

In the mid-1940s, Powell played Philip Marlowe in MURDER, MY SWEET, which began his period of doing "tough guy" roles in films like CORNERED, JOHNNY O'CLOCK and CRY DANGER.

His astute mind for business led him to invest in real estate and, in the early 1950s, he moved his show business interests into producing and directing. Along with David Niven and Charles Boyer, he formed Four Star Productions, one of the most prolific production companies in television.

Powell was married three times. His second wife was actress Joan Blondell and his third, actress June Allyson, twelve years his junior.

DICK POWELL is a one-person play that looks in on the actor at two different periods in his life: during the mid-1940s when he is struggling to reinvent his career from singer to dramatic actor, and the mid-1950s, as he deals with billionaire Howard Hughes, producer of director Powell's ill-fated (and deadly) John Wayne-epic film, THE CONQUEROR.

DICK POWELL, a one person play, is available in paperback and Kindle editions via Amazon or your local bookseller.

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Happy Holidays!

by Michael B. Druxman on 12/15/18

December 15, 2018

I can't believe that I haven't posted here since July.

Maybe because there's not much going on that I can talk about.

It's a contractual agreement, but if it happens you will be one of the first to know.

In the meantime, have a wonderful holiday season.

Michael


GOIN' UP THE MISSISSIPPI

by Michael B. Druxman on 07/17/18

July 17, 2018

I know I haven't been around much lately, mainly because there hasn't been a lot to report.

A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I flew to New Orleans; stayed for a day or so, then took a one week riverboat (paddlewheel) ride up the Mississippi to Memphis.  It was a fun, relaxing trip.  We visited several towns, old Southern mansions; toured the Vicksburg battlefield. 

Great entertainment on board.  We even lunched with President and Mrs. Lincoln; became acquainted with General and Mrs. Grant.

I'll let you ponder that one.

Sandy and I are now thinking about our next trip.

You have a creative week.

Michael

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