Anthony Balducci, 52, studied journalism at Baruch College in Manhattan and earned a criminology degree at the University of Florida. His first book, a biography of film comedian Lloyd Hamilton, was published by McFarland in 2009. The Funny Parts, a book detailing the history of gags and routines, was published by McFarland in 2012.
A print of Lloyd Hamilton's Jolly Tars (1926) was recently discovered by a German museum, Deutsche Kinemathek. This print was distributed to German theaters under the title Amerikanische Marine-Groteske.