Jon Krampner is a journalist and author of biographies, popular history, and short stories. Krampner's most recent book is Ernest Lehman: The Sweet Smell of Success (2022), published by the University Press of Kentucky. Moving seamlessly from post-production meetings to sound stages and onto the locations of Lehman’s greatest films, Krampner’s extensive biography brings to life the genius and singularity of the revered screenwriter’s personality and the contributions he made to the world of cinema. Jon Krampner is also the author of The Man in the Shadows: Fred Coe and the Golden Age of Television, Female Brando: The Legend of Kim Stanley, and Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, The All- American Food. More at www.ernestlehmanbio.com.
In a Northwesterly Direction: Ernest Lehman and the Sweet Smell of Success
Read an exclusive excerpt from Ernest Lehman: The Sweet Smell of Success, the biography of the acclaimed screenwriter written by Jon Krampner.