When Abe Gurko packed his bags and moved from New York City to Hollywood, he wasn’t leaving a career in the fashion industry to chase the usual dream of becoming a movie star.

“I wanted to be a mechanic to the machine called celebrity,” Abe said. “I wanted to know how it worked.”
Over the next few years, he developed his skills as a behind-the-scenes creative force by working on a couple of daily variety-talk shows and worked for several years with arguably the coolest woman in Hollywood, Carrie Fisher.