Joan Mickelson, Ph.D.

A Guide to Historic Hollywood: A Tour through Place and Time

Reviews, excerpts:

“Local author provides insight into city’s illustrious past. Spanning more than 30 years, the more than 125 black and white photographs, coupled with Mickelson’s keen insights, bring to life Hollywood’s characters and pioneers. From the roaring ‘20s to the post war ‘50s, she highlights the buildings, people and events vital to the city’s history.”
--C. Ron Allen, Sun-Sentinel

"...exhaustive documentation, extensive research and personal knowledge in an ‘easy-to-read’ book. .. [detailed] index and bibliography...”
--Lisa Bernstein, Hollywood Gazette

“Books to build on... Mickelson’s book tells a fascinating history of architecture and ambition well populated with the people who brought Hollywood into being.”
--Beth Dunlop, The Miami Herald

Selected Works

McFarland & Company,Inc. Publishers, 2013. 211 pages, 100 illustrations, end notes, bibliography, index. Available at all major book sellers.
“Two books in one—part narrative history and part guided tour... an eye for detail that does not get in the way of a good story.”
--Beth Dunlop, Miami Herald
First definitive biography of the founding Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum utilizing her copious correspondence with key art world figures from the first half of the 20th century, from Hans Arp to Frank Lloyd Wright, as well as Solomon Guggenheim.
Art History
Joan M. Lukach. "Severini's 1917 Exhibition at Stieglitz's '291'." The Burlington Magazine, April, 1971, pages 196-203 illustrated
Documentation with complete illustrations of the first exhibition in the United States by an Italian Futurist, Gino Severini.