Tuesday, October 18, 2011

La Dolce Vita. 1950-1960. Stars and Celebrities in the Italian Fifties

Between charm and fame, Italian Fifties show themselves in New York. The exhibition La Dolce Vita. 1950-1960. Stars and celebrities in the Italian Fifties, features 84 images, almost completely unpublished and shown for the first time to the American audience, pictures stolen to the next great international movie stars, and in the background, the Italy of the Fifties that reflects itself over the frenzy fans looking for autographs; rites, characters and personalities that would have rendered Italian Fifties a period of great charm and Italy itself an unique place in the world.

This exhibition is curated by Marco Panella, and promoted by Ministro del Turismo, Cinecitta-Luce and Artix. After the success of its roman preview last year, the exhibition is currently on view at Eataly New York, the highly appreciated made in Italy store on Fifth Avenue.

"New York is an elective location for this exhibition, ideal in order to witness and pay homage to that strong link that, in the Fifties, Italian habits and society has had with United States."
~~ Marco Panella

1959, Rome. Anita Ekberg

1956, Rome. Brigitte Bardot

1957, Venice. Maria Callas with Aristotle Onassis and American journalist Elsa Maxwell

1957, Rome. Esther Williams

1958, Rome. Frank Sinatra

1958, Rome. Zsa Zsa Gabor

1958, Rome. Kirk Douglas with his wife

1959, Rome. Joan Crawford

1959, Rome. Clark Gable

1960, Rome. Joan Collins

1961, Rome. Roger Moore and Luisa Mattioli

1961, Rome. Warren Beatty with Natalie Wood

La Dolce Vita. 1950-1960. Stars and Celebrities in the Italian Fifties
October 7 - November 14, 2011
Courtesy Marco Panella 
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