Robert Sklar: Dies at 74; Historian Broke New Ground in Study of American Film


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At NYU, Robert Sklar examined and wrote about the relationship between American cinema and the forces of social change. He was also one of the first fantasy baseball Rotisserie League participants. He died in Spain after a bicycling accident.

Source: LAT, 7-9-11

Robert Sklar, a film scholar known for bringing the insights of the social historian to understanding the history of American film, has died. He was 74.

Sklar, who also was one of the original Rotisserie League fantasy baseball “owners” in the 1980s, died in Barcelona, Spain, July 2 after suffering head injuries in a bicycling accident, said Richard Allen, professor and chair of cinema studies at New York University….READ MORE

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