THIS WEEKEND… go and see The Years of La Dolce Vita at the Estorick Collection.
Through the 50s and 60s, Rome was something of a film stars playground. With the relatively low cost of its Cinecittà studios, the filming of blockbusters like Ben Hur and Cleopatra brought the who’s who of Hollywood to mix with the biggest name in Italian cinema.
Rome’s paparazzi (a term taken from Fellini’s La Dolce Vita) were lucky enough to capture the very essence of this romantic mixing of cultures and stars along the exclusive Via Veneto - with the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Kirk Douglas, Frank Sinatra putting in appearances alongside Marcello Mastroianni and Federico Fellini.
The Estorick Collection is putting on show some of the most evocative images by Marcello Geppetti and some of the other paparazzi of the time in their exhibition, The Years of La Dolce Vita, which runs until Sunday.
Image: Raquel Welch and Marcello Mastroianni at Cinecittà on the set of the movie Shoot Loud, Louder, I don’t understand …, Marcello Geppetti (1933-1998), 1966 © MGMC & Solares Fondazione delle Arti
Posted 2 months ago on Friday, 27th June 2014