ALPERT--Hollis, Author and Film Critic, died November 18, 2007 in Naples, FL. In 19501956, he was fiction editor at The New Yorker, a film critic for Saturday Review and Woman's Day, a book reviewer for The New York Times, and contributor of short stories and essays of famous film personalities to Playboy, Esquire and Cosmopolitan. He then became managing editor of World Magazine, and editor-in-chief of American Film Magazine. In 1966, he founded the National Society of Film Critics with Pauline Kael. He wrote nine novels and several biographies of Hollywood personalities. A compilation of his life's work resides at Lawrence and Lee Theater Research Institute at Ohio State University. For further details contact Lacey King at (239) 591-8470.
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Published in The New York Times on Nov. 25, 2007