Michael B. Druxman

Michael B. Druxman

Director, playwright and screenwriter in Austin, Texas

MURDER IN BABYLON: A Novel Based on Fact

On the evening of February 1, 1922, silent film director William Desmond Taylor was shot to death in his Los Angeles home. The murder, coming on the heels of the "Fatty" Arbuckle scandal, shocked the Hollywood community and the country, resulting in reform groups labeling the film capital a "modern day Babylon," and demanding that movies be censored or, in some communities, even banned. The murder itself was never "officially" solved, but subsequent revelations about the director's unsavory...

B MOVIE (A Play in Two Acts)

On September 14, 1951, the front page of virtually every major newspaper in the United States carried the story of how B picture actor Tom Neal had brutally beaten dapper leading man Franchot Tone’s face into a bloody pulp over the affections of sultry blonde actress Barbara Payton. The sordid narrative surrounding this ill-fated triangle would have “legs”. Only Franchot Tone’s career would survive the disgraceful events. Barbara Payton would soon descend into a desperate world of...

LIFE, LIBERTY & THE PURSUIT OF HOLLYWOOD: More of My Wacky…

A second memoir by Michael B. Druxman, screenwriter, playwright, novelist, director and Hollywood historian. The book is filled with humorous anecdotes about Hollywood's rich and famous, as well as many practical life lessons for those readers who dream of "making it" in Movietown.

THE HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS: Ten Plays About Eleven Fabulous People

One and Two-Person Stage Plays by Michael B. Druxman about Clara Bow, Maurice Chevalier, Clark Gable Errol Flynn, Carole Lombard, Orson Welles, Spencer Tracy, Basil Rathbone, Al Jolson, Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy.

My Forty-Five Years in Hollywood...And How I Escaped Alive

Screenwriter/publicist Michael B. Druxman introduces his memoir about his years in the entertainment industry.

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