Anne Helen Petersen

Anne Helen Petersen teaches media studies at Whitman College. Her first book, Scandals of Classic Hollywood, is forthcoming from Plume/Penguin Press in 2014.

Culturebox
April 8 2014 12:59 PMDon Draper 101My college course on Mad Men taught my students to be smarter TV watchers. It can teach you, too.
Culturebox
Oct. 10 2013 7:19 AMThe New Netflix CanonMy students love quality TV but barely know who Tony Soprano is. Why? Netflix.
The Vault
July 10 2013 11:20 AMHow Katharine Hepburn Handled Some Early Career "Spankings"
Books
Jan. 9 2014 7:49 AMEndless CharlestoningThe flappers of the 1920s and the society that made them—and unmade them.
The Vault
Aug. 29 2013 12:45 PMPhoto: Ronnie Reagan, Teen Idol, All Dressed for the Beach
The Vault
April 17 2013 1:00 PMJudging the "Best Figure in Hollywood," 1931   

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