Minerva Film

Minerva Film was an Italian film production and distribution company active between 1912 and 1956. It should not be confused with a similarly-named Danish production house.

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Founded during the silent era, the company was named after the Roman goddess Minerva. Originally a distribution company, it handled major foreign productions for release in Italy.

It was one of the major companies of the later Fascist period along with Lux, Titanus and Scalera Film.[1] It both distributed and made films through its subsidiary Excelsa Film.

In 1946 the company was involved in a legal dispute with David Selznick over the contract of star Alida Valli.[2]

A major fire occurred in 1947 at the company's offices in Rome. Minerva continued operation as a distributor until it went into liquidation in 1956.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gundle p.34
  2. ^ Gundle p.12

BibliographyEdit

  • Gundle, Stephen. Fame Amid the Ruins: Italian Film Stardom in the Age of Neorealism. Berghahn Books, 2019.
  • Boisen, Ingolf, Klip fra en filmmandsliv

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