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Beverly Gray was born in the heart of Hollywood. Perhaps that's why she grew up slightly movie-mad. Though her first goal was to be a literary scholar, she suddenly found herself making movies. Lots of them. Monster movies. Kickboxing movies. Family comedies. Erotic thrillers. Eventually, though, she discovered that writing about movies is just as much fun as making movies. (And the hours are much better.)
Come browse Beverly's books. Roger Corman: An Unauthorized Biography of the Godfather of Indie Filmmaking has been called the definitive study of her former boss, the legendary King of the B's. It made the Los Angeles Times best-seller list, and evolved into a paperback edition with a lurid cover and an even more lurid title: Roger Corman: Blood-Sucking Vampires, Flesh-Eating Cockroaches, and Driller Killers. Her second biography, Ron Howard: From Mayberry to the Moon . . . and Beyond, explores the life of a beloved child star who re-invented himself as one of Hollywood's top directors.
This site also introduces other facets of Beverly's career, which include public speaking, teaching, and script consultation. You'll find freewheeling interviews with Beverly, plus samples of her forays into journalism. Several recent pieces from the Internet are here, along with a vintage account of her afternoon with an icon of Hollywood's Golden Age.
Finally, since Beverly loves good conversation, she's created a place where her voice can be heard, at least figuratively. In her Beverly in Movieland blog, she muses about the entertainment industry, and how movies have the power to change lives. Because all meaningful conversations have at least two sides, you are encouraged to contribute your own voice as well.
See you at the movies!