As a young professor in the 1960s, Lois Banner was moved by history. She had no idea at the time that she would play such a vital part in it.
With ambitions to push forward the nascent field of women’s history, she… more>
Jerry Siegel came of age during the 1910s and ’20s. The youngest child of Jewish Lithuanian immigrants, Siegel often felt out of place in the blue collar, Midwestern atmosphere of his Cleveland, Ohio, neighborhood. When… more>
Marilyn Monroe’s biographers haven’t always been kind. Since she was found dead in her Brentwood, Calif., home on Aug. 5, a half-century ago, she’s been portrayed anywhere from bimbo and victim to tempestuous… more>
Three professors from USC Dornsife have been named finalists for the 2011 Book Awards presented by the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association (SCIBA).
Securing two out of four finalist slots in the fiction… more>
Leaving Los Angeles and driving through a string of towns in 2007, Lois Banner arrived at an unassuming house nestled in a quiet neighborhood of Rowland Heights. There she met photographer Mark Anderson.
Anderson had come… more>