About the Author
Dr. Robert Henry Stanley is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College of the City University of New York, where he has taught for over thirty years. His four previous books include The Celluloid Empire: A History of the American Movie Industry (1978). His professional activities have involved coordinating faculty/industry seminars for the International Radio and Television Society, moderating panel discussions for movie and television professionals, and serving on the board of directors of the New York World Television Festival. He also served for many years as a judge for the International Emmy Awards of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.