In what is, without doubt, one of the coolest developments since this blog (and book) got going, I’ve had the honor of helping producer-director Maury Dexter prepare his memoirs, Highway To Hollywood (The Hard Way).
Mr. Dexter covers his childhood, stint in the military and Hollywood career — which includes everything from acting in a Three Stooges short to working for Lippert during the Regalscope years to directing The Mini-Skirt Mob to being a key member of Michael Landon’s production team. I found it a fascinating read.
We can all thank Mr. Kit Parker (of Kit Parker Films) for making this happen. All I did was some proofreading and project management while a designer friend, Jim Briggs, took on the task of creating both a PDF and ePub from Mr. Dexter’s manuscript. (That’s the cover up top.)
Of course, we also owe a big thanks for Mr. Dexter for sharing his story. Make that giving us his story. It’ll cost you nothing.
You can download the PDF here:
L-R: Maury Dexter, Mara Corday, Jody McCrea on the set of The Hanging Judge, which was released as Naked Gun (1956).