Hubert Doyle was born and reared in the small borough of Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania. After graduating from high school there, he served four years in the U.S. Navy. Then, he attended Temple University in Philadelphia, “the first of the three great cities I’ve spent my life in.” After graduating from Temple and working for six years in journalism and public relations, he left Philadelphia and ventured to London, England, where he worked freelance for movies and TV. His six years there provide the basis for this book. He has lived in Los Angeles since 1974.