About My Books
Elvis, Sherlock and Me: How I Survived Growing Up in Hollywoood
A combination memoir and history of the film business both in England and Hollywood, covering the decades from the 30's through the present. A
personal examination of such iconic studio bosses as Jack L. Warner, Darryl Zanuck and Walt Disney, plus memorable actors and directors including John Ford, Fred Zinneman, George Cukor, Elvis
Presley, Charlton Heston, Basil Rathbone, Angela Landsbury and Jane Wyman. Filled with the personal memories of someone who lived it, it is also the story of a father and son, their careers and their
turbulent relationship. Interwoven into these stories are numerous historical episodes about Hollywood, Broadway, Television and the Golden Age of Cinema.
Inside FAME on Television: A Behind-the-Scenes History
On January 7, 1982 Fame made its debut on the NBC television network. The first episode, Metamorphosis, was in fact a drastically
revised version of an earlier pilot shot in New York the previous year by Bob Kelljan and based on the 1981 film written by Christopher Gore and directed by Alan Parker. Fame, the television
series, would earn twelve Emmy nominations and six awards in its first season, barely survive for two seasons on NBC before being cancelled, only to rise from the ashes and become a highly sucessful
syndicated series for four more years and a total of 361 episodes. It would generate best selling record albums, numerous sold-out concert appearances in the United States, England and Israel, and
garner a total of 9 Emmy Awards and 29 nominations, as well as 3 Golden Globe Awards and numerous other accolades. Its cast and crew would bond over the years, becoming as close as any family, and
like any family they would enjoy both happiness and sorrow. This is our story.