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Joe Medeiros
Joe Medeiros has been shooting and editing his own short films since the early 1970s when 8mm cameras and splicing tape were still in vogue. A Hollywood television comedy writer by trade, but a filmmaker by vocation, Joe spent 17 years as head writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Joe has also directed and edited the award-winning short documentaries Sailing the Star of India, Doors of Florence, and Friends of Independence. The Missing Piece: The Truth About the Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa is his first feature-length documentary.

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Articles From Joe Medeiros
Monday Aug 15, 2011 26:31 PM ET
It all began in 1976 when I read a book about famed Italian Renaissance painter Leonardo da Vinci. On a page about the Mona Lisa, it said: ‘On August 21, 1911, an Italian workman named Vincenzo Peruggia stole the painting to take to Italy.’ I was immediately hooked.

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