Richard B. Jewell

American film historian specializing in the Academy Awards and genre movies

Holder of the Hugh M. Hefner Chair for the Study of American Film

Professor of critical studies, USC School of Cinematic Arts


  • American film genres (the Western, gangster films, etc.)
  • RKO Radio Pictures
  • the film industry
  • Academy Awards
  • Hollywood studio system
  • history of film censorship

Additional Information

  • Author, The RKO Story (1982)
  • Co-author, A History of the Sound Film in America (forthcoming)

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