SLOAN DE FOREST
Sloan De Forest is a writer, actress and film historian. As a relative of talking-pictures pioneer Lee de Forest, who invented the sound-on-film process Phonofilm in 1923, Sloan has classic movies in her blood. She is the author of Turner Classic Movies Must-See Sci-Fi: 50 Movies That Are Out of This World and the upcoming TCM book Dynamic Dames: 50 Leading Ladies Who Made History, both published by Running Press. She is a contributing author of Natalie Wood: Reflections on a Legendary Life by Manoah Bowman and Grace Kelly: Hollywood Dream Girl by Jay Jorgensen, and she has written about film for Sony, Time Warner Cable, the Mary Pickford Foundation and Bright Lights Film Journal. Sloan also co-curated the screening series “Dynamic Dames: The Secret World of Femme Noir” at the Arena Cinelounge in Hollywood and has appeared as a commentator for CNN’s 2019 series Decades of Movies. She lives in Hollywood—mentally, spiritually and geographically.