About Anthony (Tony) Puzzilla
Anthony (Tony) Puzzilla retired from the federal government in 2009 after 43 years of service. During his government years, the focus of his work was in the fields of disaster preparation, response, and recovery with the Departments of Energy and Homeland Security in affiliation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He is now a full-time writer and lecturer focusing on railroads, the Civil War, and motion picture history.
Mr. Puzzilla has published two books on the history of railroads with Arcadia Publishing, The Western Maryland Railway (2015) and New Jersey Central’s Blue Comet (2017). In February 2020, CanoeTree Press published Hospital Trains and Vessels during the Civil War: The Evolution in the Handling and Transportation of the Wounded.
In addition to being a rail fan and model train lover, Mr. Puzzilla is an avid movie lover and supporter. He is both a member and supporter of the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Los Angeles, California and the Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study in Beverly Hills, California. He is a Charter member of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. He is a member of the American Film Institute in Los Angeles and supporter of the AFI SilverTheatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. On September 5, 2019, Outskirts Press published his book Hollywood’s Victory Lap, The Films of 1940, and CanoeTree Press will publish his book entitled The 100 Greatest Scenes in Motion Picture History this year.