Joseph E. Levine
Date of Birth
Sep 09, 1905
Birth Place:
Boston, MA

Biography

Producer and self-appointed movie mogul Joseph E. Levine was one of Hollywood's more flamboyant characters. Originally a clothier, he got his start after purchasing a New Haven, Connecticut movie house. By the early '40s he had become a film distributor. Founding Embassy Pictures in the late '50s, Levine became popular for buying Italian muscle epics on the cheap and then promoting them amidst...