Screenwriter and executive producer Lindsley Parsons started out working for a newspaper. His long film career began when he went to work as Monogram Pictures' director of publicity. While there, he began writing screenplays for low-budget Westerns, some of which gave John Wayne his start. From there he became a producer of such series as Charlie Chan mysteries and the Bowery Boys. In addition, Parsons produced over 150
main feature films. He also produced three television series.