Aljean Meltsir Harmetz (born December 30, 1929) is an American journalist and film historian. She was the Hollywood correspondent for The New York Times from 1978 to 1990.
Her film books include The Making of The Wizard of Oz (1977), a detailed study of the classic 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and Round Up the Usual Suspects: The Making of Casablanca: Bogart, Bergman, and World War II (1992).
Books in order of publication:
The Making of the Wizard of Oz: Movie Magic and Studio Power in the Prime of MGM – 1977
Rolling Breaks and Other Movie Business – 1983
Round Up the Usual Suspects: The Making of Casablanca–Bogart, Bergman, and World War II – 1992
On the Road to Tara – 1996
Off the Face of the Earth: Somebody’s Child is Missing. It Could Be Yours. – 1997