Eddie Muller is a contemporary renaissance man. He writes novels, biographies, movie histories, plays, short stories, and films. He also programs film festivals, curates museums, designs books, and provides commentary for television, radio, and DVDs. He produces and hosts NOIR CITY: The San Francisco Film Noir Festival, the largest noir retrospective in the world, which now has satellite festivals in four other U.S. cities.
As founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation, he has been instrumental in preserving America’s noir heritage, which to date has included restoring and preserving (with the UCLA Film & Television Archive) nearly lost classics The Prowler (1951) and Cry Danger (1951). In June-July, 2011 he presented a month-long, 40-film series of rare noir at the Cinémathèque Française in Paris.
His debut novel, The Distance, earned the Best First Novel “Shamus” Award from the Private Eye Writers of America. Muller is a two-time Edgar Award nominee from the Mystery Writers of America and has earned three Anthony Award nominations. Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star, which he co-wrote with the actor, was a national bestseller in 2007. He has twice been named a San Francisco Literary Laureate.
Muller’s short film, The Grand Inquisitor (2008), starring legendary Hollywood actress (and blacklistee) Marsha Hunt, recently played the international film festival circuit.