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Full Name: Rob Edelman
Biography:
Rob Edelman, a native of Brooklyn, New York, is a film journalist, critic, historian, and lecturer. Since 1981, he has been a contributing editor of Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide, and has worked on Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia, Family Film Guide, and Classic Movie Guide. He teaches film history at the University at Albany (SUNY) and offers film commentary on WAMC (Northeast) Public Radio. He lectures on World War II-era Hollywood films, women on-screen during and after World War II, the Hollywood blacklist, and baseball on-screen in the Speakers in the Humanities Program, New York Council for the Humanities; and presented programs at such venues as the Brooklyn Museum, National Yiddish Book Center (Amherst, Massachusetts), Atwater Kent Museum (Philadelphia), Walter Reade Theater (Film Society of Lincoln Center), National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (Cooperstown, New York), and Lucy-Desi Museum (Jamestown, New York). He has written essays and entries in anthologies and reference works (from A Political Companion to American Film and St. James Film Directors Encyclopedia to Total Baseball, The Total Baseball Catalog, and Base Ball: A Journal of the Early Game), and his work has appeared in dozens of periodicals (from American Film to Variety and the Washington Post). His books include GREAT BASEBALL FILMS and BASEBALL ON THE WEB, which amazon.com cited as one of the Top Ten Internet books of 1998. With his wife, Audrey Kupferberg, he is the author of ANGELA LANSBURY: A LIFE ON STAGE AND SCREEN (Birch Lane); MEET THE MERTZES (Renaissance), a dual biography of Vivian Vance and William Frawley; and MATTHAU: A LIFE (Taylor). The author can supply copies of his books.
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Category: N.Y.S.
Travel Range: Anywhere in New York.
Transportation: Public and/or car.
Dates Available: Writer is available anytime.
Fees: Negotiable, but absolute minimum fee is $250-$300 plus travel, lodging, and meals.
Contact Information: NY
Email: akupferb@nycap.rr.com
Author's Timeline:
1994 (Unknown) County
Great Baseball Films: From Right Off the Bat to a League of Their Own
 
1998 (Unknown) County
Baseball on the Web
"Baseball on the Web" was cited as one of the Top Ten Internet books of 1998 by amazon.com. 
1999 (Unknown) County
Angela Lansbury: A Life on Stage and Screen
(Pub: Birch Lane ISBN: )
This biography was co-authored by Edelman's wife, Audrey Kupferberg. 
1999 (Unknown) County
Meet the Mertzes
(Pub: Renaissance ISBN: )
Also co-written with his wife, Audrey Kupferberg, "Meet the Mertzes" is a dual biography of Vivian Vance and William Frawley. 
2002 (Unknown) County
Matthau: A Life
(Pub: Taylor Trade Publishing, 4720 Boston Way, Lanham, Maryland 20706. The book may be ordered from Taylor, amazon.com, or National Book Network. ISBN: 0-87833-274-X)
Co-authored with Audrey Kupferberg, a biography of Walter Matthau, the motion picture / Broadway / television actor.  
? Kings County
Rob Edelman is a native of Brooklyn, New York. 
? Albany County
Rob Edelman teaches film history at the University at Albany (SUNY). 

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