Robert SklarRobert Anthony Sklar (December 3, 1936 – July 2, 2011) was an American historian specializing in the history of cinema.
Sklar began his career as a reporter for the ''Los Angeles Times''. He received a Ph.D. in the history of American civilization from Harvard University in 1965. In 1968, he signed the "Writers and Editors War Tax Protest" pledge, vowing to refuse tax payments in protest against the Vietnam War.
He was a history professor at the University of Michigan and since 1977 was a professor of cinema in the Department of Cinema Studies at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Provided by Wikipedia