My work has been included in books published by the National Gallery of Art, HarperCollins, University of Nebraska Press, Gale Group, and others. I also edited and wrote the introduction to the "Louise Brooks Edition" of Margarete Bohme's classic novel, The Diary of a Lost Girl (PandorasBox Press). Film critic Leonard Maltin praised it as a work of "passion" and "enormous research." [read more]
I am the founding Director of the Louise Brooks Society, an online archive and international fan club dedicated to the iconic silent film star. As Director, I've curated exhibits, contributed to books, appeared on television and radio, lectured, and introduced the actress' films around the world. The LBS and its award winning website, blog and online radio station have been hailed in the New York Times, USA Today, and in newspapers around the world. [read more]
For a number of years, I worked as a bookseller, mainly at The Booksmith in San Francisco. I launched their pioneering website, managed internet sales, acted as publicist, and ran the store's widely acclaimed events program - putting on nearly 1000 events over the course of a decade. I also represented the store at national conventions, served on the Board of Directors of the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (a regional trade group), and was a member of the booksellers advisory board of the Paris Review. [read more]
As both a film historian and a bookseller, I've given talks, introduced speakers, conducted onstage interviews, and participated in panel discussions at venues including the San Francisco Public Library, Castro Theater, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Village Voice Bookshop (Paris), and elsewhere. As a journalist, critic, bookseller, and recognized authority on early film, I've also been the subject of stories in publications such as the San Francisco Chronicle, Wired, Publisher's Weekly, and Film International, as well as on local affiliates of National Public Radio. Some of my media appearances are noted below.
Explore this website to find out more about me and my activities. To reach me via email, send a message to silentfilmbuff. Friend me on Facebook. Follow me on Twitter @thomas_gladysz. Offer me a job via LinkedIN. Or shop my Amazon.com author page.