Harlan Lebo
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Harlan Lebo

Harlan Lebo is an author and senior fellow at the Center for the Digital Future at USC Annenberg.

Lebo's current book -- 100 Days: How Four Events in 1969 Shaped America -- was published by Rowman & Littlefield in June 2019.

Lebo writes about cultural history, science, the humanities, society, and the impact of digital technology.

Lebo has written six books for Doubleday, Simon & Schuster, St. Martin's Press, Rowman & Littlefield, and private publication. Four of his books explore the creation of a trio of America's finest films: The Godfather Legacy; Casablanca - Behind the Scenes; and two books on Citizen Kane: a coffee-table project for the film's 50th anniversary in 1991, and a comprehensive book for the 75th anniversary titled Citizen Kane - A Filmmaker's Journey, published in 2016. His book on 50 years of vision science at UCLA was published in 2017.

Reviews of Lebo's previous books have included: "The definitive book on America's best motion picture. . ." "Libraries should be sure to have this on their shelves. . ." "Lebo is a superb investigator. . ." and "Lebo's book is a must for film buffs."

Lebo is also the 16-time author of "Surveying the Digital Future," the annual study by the Center for the Digital Future that explores the impact of the internet and digital technology on users and non-users. He also writes the Center's international projects and specialty studies on transportation, money/banking, and health.

Lebo served as the historical consultant to Paramount Pictures during the 50th anniversary release of Citizen Kane.

Lebo is also a communications consultant for organizations involved in core research, health care, higher education, technology startup, and social communication. He served as the historical consultant to Paramount Pictures during the 50th anniversary release of Citizen Kane.

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    • 100 Days

    • How Four Events in 1969 Shaped America
    • By: Harlan Lebo
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Some events that transform a nation are frozen in time. Others pass with little public awareness and we only appreciate their momentous nature long after they occurred. Fifty years ago, in 1969, four such events took place within the span of only 100 days....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Events the shape our lives from 40+ years ago.

    • By John Wedeward on 07-08-19
    • How Four Events in 1969 Shaped America
    • By: Harlan Lebo
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 06-15-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Citizen Kane

    • A Filmmaker's Journey
    • By: Harlan Lebo
    • Narrated by: Tom Zingarelli
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    With the 75th anniversary of Citizen Kane in May 2016, Harlan Lebo has written the full story of Orson Welles' masterpiece film....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Book was great. Narrator was an amateur!

    • By katherine on 07-07-16

    Regular price: $27.99

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