Hal Erickson (author)

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Harold "Hal" Erickson (born 1950) is a media historian who was a senior editor at AllRovi for 15 years starting in 1994 when it was known as "All Movies". He has also written several books relating to the history of movies and television as well as many media articles for Encyclopædia Britannica. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[1]


  • Military Comedy Films: a Critical Survey and Filmography of Hollywood Releases since 1918, Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co. Publishers, 2012, ISBN 978-0-7864-6290-2
  • The Baseball Filmography, 1915 through 2001, Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2002, ISBN 0-7864-1272-0
  • Encyclopedia of Television Law Shows: Factual and Fictional Series About Judges, Lawyers and the Courtroom, 1948-2008, Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2009, ISBN 0-7864-3828-2
  • "From Beautiful Downtown Burbank": a Critical History of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, 1968-1973, Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2009, ISBN 0-7864-4049-X
  • Sid and Marty Krofft: a Critical Study of Saturday Morning Children’s Television, 1969-1993, Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2007, ISBN 0-7864-3093-1
  • Television Cartoon Shows: an Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 through 2003, (2 vols.), Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2005, ISBN 0-7864-2099-5
  • Religious Radio and Television in the United States, 1921-1991: the Programs and Personalities, Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1992, ISBN 0-89950-658-5
  • Baseball in the Movies: a Comprehensive Reference, 1915-1991, Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1992, ISBN 0-89950-657-7
  • Syndicated Television: the First Forty Years, 1947-1987, Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1989, ISBN 0-89950-410-8