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

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Between charm and fame, the 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 Stars and celebrities in the Italian Fifties, features 84 images, almost completely unpublished and shown for the first time to the American audience, pictures stolen of the next great international movie stars, and in the background, the Italy of the fifties that reflects itself over the frenzied fans looking for autographs as well as the rites, characters and personalities that rendered the 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

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