Harvey G. Alexander, who founded and served as executive director of the Baltimore Film Festival and also read poetry on WBJC-FM, died Nov. 23 of pulmonary edema at Franklin Square Medical Center.
He was 77.
"I first got to know him in 1964 at Martick's. They wouldn't let me in, but I got to know him behind Martick's back in the alley," said film director and writer John Waters.
"Harvey was an eccentric intellectual and a real bohemian, but always very friendly," said Mr. Waters. "He was a film fanatic."
"He was a Baltimore original," said Richard A. Macksey, a noted Baltimore book collector and professor of humanities at the...