After studying law at the University of Bologna , Longanesi began working as a journalist.
In the course of his life he founded the following newspapers and magazines: È permesso , Il Toro , L'italiano and Omnibus (the latter was the only real weekly magazine in Italy when it was in existence from 1937 to 1939 and had to be discontinued due to its satirical attitude).
Its most important foundation by far was that of L'italiano in 1927. In the then ongoing debate about the relationship between fascism and art, the magazine took the position that there was no such thing as fascist art. According to Eugenio Montale , the contributions of L'italiano were the best and boldest that fascist Italy produced in those years.
Between 1938 and 1944 Longanesi was also active in the cinema; In addition to screenwriting, he first directed Vivere ancora, which was completed in 1944 , before the film by Nino Giannini was finished.
- Roberto Poppi: Dizionario del cinema italiano. I registers. Gremese Editore, Rome 2002, p. 245
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Italian journalist, publisher, draftsman, illustrator and humorist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 30, 1905|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Bagnacavallo|
|DATE OF DEATH||September 27, 1957|
|Place of death||Milan|