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Hollis Alpert

writer

Hollis Alpert, American writer. Recipient Critic's award Screen Dirs.' Guild American, 1957. Served to 1st lieutenant Army of the United States, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member National Society Film Critics (chairman 1972-1973).

Background

Alpert, Hollis was born on September 24, 1916 in Herkimer, New York, United States. Son of Abram and Myra (Carroll) Alpert.

Education

Student, New School Social Research, 1949.

Career

Book reviewer Sat. Review, New York Times, others, 1947-1959. Film critic Sat. Review, after 1950, Woman's Day, 1953-1960. Associate fiction editor New Yorker, 1950-1956.

Contributing editor Woman's Day, 1956-1969. Managing editor World Magazine, after 1972, film editor, lively arts editor, after 1973. Editor-in-chief American Film Magazine, Washington, 1975-1980.

Algur Meadows Distinguished visiting professor Southern Methodist University, 1982. Freelance author, 1980—2007. Past director Edward MacDowell Association.

Visiting lecturer Yale University, 1972. Lecturer film and writing Philharmonic Center, Naples, Florida, 1995-2007.

Works

book The Life and Times of Porgy and Bess: The Story of an American Classic book The Life and Times of Porgy and Bess: The Story of an American Classic by Alpert, Hollis (1990) Hardcover book Fellini: A Life book Fellini: A Life book The Summer Lovers book For immediate release book Reading for Men: Eternal Fire / For Immediate Release book The People Eaters book The Summer Lovers book The Barrymores

Membership

Served to 1st lieutenant Army of the United States, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member National Society Film Critics (chairman 1972-1973).

Connections

Married Joan O'Leary (deceased).