French cinema chronicler Lo Duca dies at 98

9th August 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Aug 7 (AFP) - One of France's leading historians of the cinema, Italian-born Joseph-Marie Lo Duca, who also founded the International Museum of Cinema and Entertainment in Rome, has died in hospital near here aged 98, associates said Saturday.

PARIS, Aug 7 (AFP) - One of France's leading historians of the cinema, Italian-born Joseph-Marie Lo Duca, who also founded the International Museum of Cinema and Entertainment in Rome, has died in hospital near here aged 98, associates said Saturday.  

Lo Duca, who was born in Milan on November 18, 1905 and moved to France in the 1930s, made short film and cartoons and wrote numerous screenplays as well as books and articles for France's leading intellectual film magazine, Cahiers du Cinema, which he co-founded in 1951.  

His "History of the Cinema", published in 1942, was translated into 32 languages.  

Lo Duca died in Fontainebleau south of Paris on Friday.

 

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