The Morning Interview

Morgan explores the road to Hollywood in “Eskimo Star”

Author and journalist Lael Morgan has worked at the Juneau Empire and LA Times, taught at the University of Alaska, and founded her own alternative newspaper. Morgan is well-known for her book Good Time Girls of the Alaska-Yukon Gold Rush. Her latest effort is Eskimo Star, From the Tundra to Tinseltown: The Ray Mala Story. She spoke with KCAW’s Holly Keen.


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