Joseph McBride is an internationally recognized film historian, the author of twenty-one books, including the acclaimed biographies Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success (1992; revised 2000), Steven Spielberg: A Biography (1997; revised 2011 and 2012) and Searching for John Ford (2001). His latest books are a critical study of director Ernst Lubitsch, How Did Lubitsch Do It? (Colum-bia University Press, New York, 2018), and Frankly: Unmasking Frank Capra (Hightower Press, Berkeley, 2019). Frankly is a memoir of his seven years of researching and writing Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success and fighting a legal battle to get it published. McBride lives in Berkeley and is a professor in the School of Cinema at San Francisco State University. He is current-ly writing a critical study of Billy Wilder.