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Neal Gabler

Neal Gabler

NEAL GABLER. AB '71/AM '75 is an award-winning author, cultural historian, and television commentator who has been called "one of America’s most important public intellectuals." His most recent book, Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination, is a New York Times best-seller, USA Today's "biography of the year," and a winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His other titles include An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood; Winchell: Gossip, Power, and the Culture of Celebrity; and Life the Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality. Gabler is a regular contributor to the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and The Los Angeles Times, and his essays and articles have appeared in Newsweek, Vanity Fair, The Nation, The New Republic, Men’s Journal, George, Playboy, Time, TV Guide, Variety, and many other publications. He is a senior fellow at the Norman Lear Center for the Study of Society and Entertainment at the University of Southern California and is a visiting professor in the MFA program at SUNY Stony Brook.