Thursday, January 22, 2004

RIP Anton Marti (1923-2004)

Anton Marti, one of the television pioneers in former Yugoslavia, has died in Zagreb last night.

Marti, born in Istrian town of Labin, has worked in theatre before joining Zagreb Television in 1956. There he specialised in directing music shows and created his very specific style that would be copied by everyone in former Yugoslavia. Because of his heavy Italian accent and great sense of humour he was popular among television crews and audiences alike. His death is another reminder that television – one of those things modern world can't imagine being without – came to this world less than a lifetime ago.


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