Sunday, July 20, 2014

Remembering Paolo Levi

Paolo Levi was born on July 20, 1919 in Genoa, Liguria, Itlay. During Italy’s years of fascism he fled to South America.
Upon his return to Italy Levi was in his early career an unsuccessful novelist he then became a radio playwright writing such teleplays as Die dunkle Seite des Mondes, 1951; Notwehr  Microfono d'Argento, 1952; Verabredung um 7 Uhr, 1953; Station im Nebel, 1956 and a playwright known for Anna und das Telefon, 1951; Der Weg ist dunkel, 1953; Der Fall Pinedus; 1955
Levi was a mystery writer in appearance and wrote for over a period of about 30 years - from the beginning of the 1950s to the 1980s. He wrote screenplays for about 25 films; including comedies and Giallos. As Paul Levy he co-wrote his only Euro-western screenplay “Up the MacGregors” (1967) with Enzo Dell'Aquila, Fernando Di Leo, Franco Giraldi and José María Rodríguez Méndez.
Levi died in Rome, Italy sometime in 1989.
Today we remember Paolo Levi on what would have been his 95th birthday.

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