Lois Banner



Has her Ph.D. from Columbia University, and is Professor Emiritus of History at the University of Southern California, where she taught for thirty years. She is the author of many books and scholarly articles on women and gender, including two books on Marilyn. Marilyn Monroe Personal, a book taken from her file cabinets, was published by New York publisher Harry Abrams; and Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox, which was published by Bloomsbury Press and widely reviewed throughout the United States and the world. It was listed by the London Times as one of the ten best books of 2012.