About

As a father, a brother, a friend, a colleague, a teacher, an author, a film & media historian, a humorist, and as an entertainer, Bill Levy is a man who has always relished sharing.

He has been publishing his humor columns (“Levy’s Wry”) since 1980 and his movie columns on overlooked/overshadowed vintage films (“Forgotten Gems”) since 1987.

He is the author of a book praising British author Nevil Shute, Beyond the Beach: The Wit and Wisdom of Nevil Shute, a book on one of America’s greatest motion picture directors, John Ford: A Bio-Bibliography published by Greenwood Press, and a second book on John Ford, Lest We Forget: The John Ford Stock Company,published by BearManor.   He is also the co-author – with Frank Fredo – of a western screenplay, “The Battle of Adobe Walls.”

For the past ten tears, he has been offering  one-hour programs to libraries, seniors, men and women’s organizations, and other audiences.   These presentations feature “Bringing Back Those Movie and Television Memories,” uplifting musical and comedy programs that include discussions of classic film/television stars.  Included are presentations on “Big Bands in Hollywood Musicals,” “Hollywood’s Musical Trios,” “Hail Caesar: The Comedy of Sid Caesar and Friends,” “The Signature Songs of the Stars,” “One Song- Different Versions,” and “Here’s Lucy: The Comedy of Lucille Ball.”

Upcoming projects include  two books: a collection of speculative fiction, Familiar Faces in Unexpected Places: Fictitious Encounters Between the Famous, and a collection of published “Forgotten Gems” columns on vintage movies, 101 Forgotten Gems: Overlooked Character-Driven Films from Hollywood’s Golden Era.  © 2014 | All Rights Reserved

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