This was the Hollywood where I lived, loved, and worked during the time when she was the ruling queen. This was the time of a wonderful movie industry where genuine actors and actresses created truly entertaining musicals, comedies, dramas, and action for an eager movie-going public.
Even in those glorious golden days of Hollywood, my attempt to be a big winner was never all sunglasses and autographs. I tell here how I survived in a sometimes cruel town where a lifelong dream can be fulfilled or broken in a heartbeat. I didn't escape without my share of scars.
I've written this book for those who might enjoy reading about the experiences of a very lucky ragtag orphan from Kentucky. I thank God for the opportunities given me. I was blessed to be adopted and to be given both a desire to work hard and, just as important, a love of fishing. I've been in a few scraps along the way, but I've done my level best to become a successful actor and to grow as a person.
If you're curious about the good, the bad, and the beautiful of Hollywood-including The Dukes of Hazzard and many other adventures-it's all in this book. I simply tell my story as I've lived it. I hope you enjoy it."