A collection of short stories of the early days of the movie industry. Charles E. Van Loan first lived, then wrote, his stories. His heroes were his friends-the best ever; his villains were his enemies-the worst. They were never hearsay heroes or villains. He had met them all in the flesh and it was not until he knew them like a book that he put them in one. Contents: The Extra Man and the Milkfed Lion The International Cup Man-Afraid-of-His-Wardrobe Water Stuff Buck's Lady Friend Desert Stuff Author! Author! Snow Stuff This is the Life!