Harlan Lebo is a non-fiction writer who has written books for Doubleday, St. Martin's Press, and Simon & Schuster. Lebo is also a senior fellow at the Center for the Digital Future in the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
Lebo has written three books on the making of a trio of America’s finest films: a coffee-table book on Citizen Kane (Doubleday), Casablanca: Behind the Scenes (Simon & Schuster), and The Godfather Legacy (Simon & Schuster).
Lebo’s latest book, a text-focused book on the making of the film, Citizen Kane, will be published by St. Martin’s Press in January 2016.
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."
For the Center for the Digital Future, Lebo is the 12-time author of “Surveying the Digital Future,” the center’s annual study of the impact of online technology on Internet users and non-users in the United States. Lebo also writes the center’s publications on global online technology issues.
Lebo also served as the historical consultant to Paramount Pictures during the 50th anniversary release of Citizen Kane.