Presented as the Twenty-ninth Annual W. P. Whitsett Lecture at California State University, Northridge March 17, 2016
Jon Wilkman is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and author of three books about Los Angeles. His most recent publication, Floodpath: The Deadliest Man-Made Disaster of 20th Century America and the Making of Los Angeles (Bloomsbury, 2016) is an Amazon non-fiction book of the year. His seven-part documentary series, “Moguls and Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood” (Turner Classic Movies) was nominated for three television Emmys. Jon has taught courses on documentary filmmaking at Fordham University and the USC School of Cinematic Arts and lectured on the history of Los Angeles at the UCLA Osher School.
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