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Forman, Stanley (1921–2013), film distributor and archivist, was born Israel Forminsky on 26 December 1921 at 22 Rupert Street, Whitechapel, London, the son of Isaac Forminsky, later Israel Forman, a tailor's baster who eventually setup his own successful tailoring business, and his wife, ...

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Gifford, Denis (1927–2000), cartoonist and film historian, was born on 26 December 1927 at 1 Bampton Road, Forest Hill, London, the son of William Thomas Benjamin Gifford, a lithographic printer, and his wife, Amelia Emma Rachel, née Hutchings. From his early pre-school years he showed his talent for drawing, and he claimed that from the age of three he had begun to collect and cherish comics. He was educated in ...

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Halliwell, (Robert James) Leslie (1929–1989), film buyer and encyclopaedist, was born on 23 February 1929 in Bolton, Lancashire, the youngest child by thirteen years and only son in the family of three children of James Halliwell, cotton spinner, of Bolton, and his wife, ...

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Manvell, (Arnold) Roger (1909–1987), film critic and historian, was born on 10 October 1909 at St Barnabas vicarage, Leicester, the only child of the Revd Arnold Edward William Manvell, later canon of Peterborough Cathedral, and his wife, Gertrude Theresa Baines. He was educated at ...

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Shipman, David Herbert (1932–1996), film historian, was born on 4 November 1932 at Lyndale, Waldemar Avenue, Upper Hellesdon, Norwich, the younger child and only son of Alfred Herbert Shipman (1898–1981), a commercial traveller in electrical appliances, and his wife, Ethel May Deakes (1903–1988)...