Sonya Levein

Forgotten Women of Genre

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Sonya Levein

Forgotten Women of Genre

An immigrant Russian Jewish activist turned Hollywood screenwriter, Sonya Levien was one of cinema’s earliest and most accomplished female screenwriters, bringing her perspective and passion for her people to the screen. It was her screenplay for the 1939 adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame that earned her an often forgotten place in the horror canon.

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An immigrant Russian Jewish activist turned Hollywood screenwriter, Sonya Levien was one of cinema’s earliest and most accomplished female screenwriters, bringing her perspective and passion for her people to the screen. It was her screenplay for the 1939 adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame that earned her an often forgotten place in the horror canon.

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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