Foster Hirsch, Professor of Film at Brooklyn College, is the author of 16 books on film and theater. Among his titles are LOVE, SEX, DEATH, AND THE MEANING OF LIFE: THE FILMS OF WOODY ALLEN; A METHOD TO THEIR MADNESS: THE HISTORY OF THE ACTORS STUDIO; and THE DARK SIDE OF THE SCREEN: FILM NOIR. Professor Hirsch is now at work on a history of Hollywood in the 1950s. He is a frequent host/moderator/interviewer at numerous venues, including the National Arts Club, the American Cinematheque, the Film Forum, the Loews Jersey, and the Harvard Club. He has lectured on film in Germany, Israel, India, China, Dubai, England, France, New Zealand, Italy, and Finland.