I grew up in the 1930’s, in the small town of Augusta, Montana. After Work War II, I moved to Los Angeles where I met Howard Deighton.
Howard Deighton grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and at the age of twelve, maybe sooner, he knew he wanted to be in show business.
In his early twenties (in the early 1920’s), Howard was on stage in a show on Broadway in New York City and never looked back. As a stage manager, he would never be a star but would always be there in the world of show business.
During the ten years that I worked with Howard, I never saw him angry or lose his temper and apparently, it was his way of life. As you read this book, you will become aware of the frequent phrase appearing often on the autographed photographs, that Howard was the best of all Stage Managers.
I found myself in show business with him, so on to Las Vegas. I met and married Tom McHatton in Las Vegas, where we still live.
When Howard died in Las Vegas, I lost the best friend I ever had.