Hilary A. Hallett is the Mendelson Family Professor and Director of American Studies and associate professor of History where she teaches modern American cultural and social history. Her areas of specialization include women and gender history; histories of popular and mass culture in transatlantic perspective; and histories of American culture industries, particularly theater, music, film, and Hollywood’s history. She is interested in mass media’s relationship to social change, and to the big stories they tell about America and Americans over time. She has written for popular outlets like the Los Angeles Times, appeared on radio and television, and worked as an historical consultant for film and television, most recently a forthcoming miniseries about actress and scientist, Hedy Lamarr.
Books in order of publication:
Go West, Young Women!: The Rise of Early Hollywood – 2012
Inventing the It Girl: How Elinor Glyn Created the Modern Romance and Conquered Early Hollywood – 2022