Anthony Slide


1944 –


Who is Anthony Slide?

Anthony Slide is a writer who has produced more than seventy books and edited a further 150 on the history of popular entertainment. He wrote a "letter from Hollywood" for the British Film Review from 1979 to 1994, and he wrote a monthly book review column for Classic Images from 1989 to 2001. He is a member of the editorial board of the American Film Institute Catalog.

Born in Birmingham, England, on 7 November 1944, Slide began his professional involvement with the cultural and historical field of films in the mid-1960s, serving as honorary secretary of the Society for Film History Research and co-founding and serving as the first editor of the newsletter of the still-active Cinema Theatre Association. In 1968, he became assistant editor of International Film Guide and editorial assistant on the film publications of Tantivy Press. That same year, he co-founded The Silent Picture, a quarterly devoted to the art and history of the silent film, which he edited until its demise in 1974. In 1970, in conjunction with the London Film Festival, Slide organized Britain’s, and the world’s, first silent film festival, an eighteen-day event at the National Film Theatre.

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Nov 7, 1944
  • England
  • United Kingdom

on July 23, 2013


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