Harlan Lebo is an author and cultural historian who writes about film, science, the arts, history, and digital technology.
The author of six books, Lebo has written about a trio of America’s finest films: The Godfather Legacy; Casablanca: Behind the Scenes; and two books on Citizen Kane—a coffee-table volume for the film’s fiftieth anniversary, and a comprehensive narrative for its seventy-fifth anniversary in 2016 titled, Citizen Kane: A Filmmaker’s Journey. His 2022 edition, published by Angel City Press, is fully expanded.
Lebo’s book, 100 Days: How Four Events in 1969 Shaped America, was published in 2019.
A senior fellow in the Center for the Digital Future at USC Annenberg, Lebo is the seventeen-time author of “Surveying the Digital Future,” the center’s annual study of the impact of digital technology on users and non-users in the United States.