Digby’s Hollywood Story is a novella set in Hollywood in the years 1946-1949. The eponymous Digby is a cop on a movie-studio security force dealing with, among others, an aspiring actress who is unreliable in her affections, a clever screenwriter and an action star who is also a cross-dresser. But the book isn’t really about any of these people. It is, rather, an attempt to explore, and experiment with, the difference between what really happens and the stories we tell.
Thomas Fuchs, born in Los Angeles in 1942 and with a screenwriter father, has a vivid sense of the old Hollywood, having grown up watching movie projects grow from ideas to finished films. His own career spans fiction and non-fiction in both print and on the screen.