Marilyn Monroe, Mickey Mouse, and the Sundance Film Festival. The invention of television and stereophonic sound, and the development of computer-generated imagery. Stephanie Meyer's popular Twilight series, and bestselling science fiction and fantasy books. These are just a few of the topics in popular culture with strong connections to Mormon individuals.
J. Michael Hunter is Mormon studies librarian and chair of the Religion/Family History Department at the Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. He is a former librarian at the historical department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT.
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