Monday, June 06, 2011

Meet the Author

Psst! Want to hear some juicy Hollywood gossip? Meet the screenwriter and author, Michael B. Druxman, on Saturday, June 18, from 2 to 4 p.m., on the second floor of the downtown library, and join us for a discussion of his memoir, My Forty-Five Years in Hollywood ... and How I Escaped Alive. A book signing will follow.

Druxman chased his dreams to Hollywood and made most of them come true. Starting out with no show-business contacts, he created a successful career as a publicist, playwright, screenwriter, director, and Hollywood historian. His memoir is filled with stories of his encounters with Jimmy Durante and Elvis Presley, Jack Lemmon and Cary Grant, the cast of the hit television series Dallas, legendary producer Roger Corman, and with lessons learned from Hollywood's rich and famous.

Druxman retired to Austin a couple of years ago, but still works on screenplays and other writing projects occasionally. His screenwriting credits include such notable films as Cheyenne Warrior with Kelly Preston, Dillinger and Capone starring Martin Sheen and F. Murray Abraham, and The Doorway with Roy Scheider, which he also directed. Druxman has published 13 books since 1974, including

  • My Forty-Five Years in Hollywood ... and How I Escaped Alive
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

  • Cheyenne Warrior
  • How to Write a Story...Any Story
  • The Musical: From Broadway to Hollywood
  • One Good Film Deserves Another
  • Charlton Heston
  • Make It Again Sam

    • This event is free and open to the public. For more information please call 512-974-7400 or visit

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