Harry Pennypacker was a prolific and revered newspaper columnist; a colleague of Louella Parsons, Walter Winchell, and the other great columnists of the day.
Unfortunately, nobody has ever heard of him because the papers never ran his articles.
They were too hot. Too dangerous. Too likely to tarnish the delicate image of silver screen icons.
The newspaper syndicate couldn't fire him because he had an ironclad contract, so Pennypacker wrote his stories ... and the editors buried them.
The secret files of Harry Pennypacker are secret no longer.
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About the Author
Michael B. Druxman is a veteran Hollywood screenwriter whose credits include 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.
He is also a prolific playwright, his one-person play, Jolson, having had numerous productions around the country.
Additionally, he is the author of twelve other published books, including several nonfiction works about Hollywood, its movies, and the people who make them (e.g., Basil Rathbone: His Life and His Films, and Make It Again, Sam: A Survey of Movie Remakes), plus two novels, Nobody Drowns in Mineral Lake and Shadow Watcher.
A native of Seattle, Mr. Druxman currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Sandy.