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Dolce vita confidential : Fellini, Loren, Pucci, paparazzi, and the swinging high life of 1950s Rome / Shawn Levy.

Levy, Shawn, (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393247589
  • ISBN: 0393247589
  • Physical Description: xxii, 447 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York ; W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-422) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Buzzing through ruins -- "An old river among the great hotels" -- Made in Italy -- "The three-sided mirror" -- "Paris didn't move us like this" -- "Motion pictures are the most powerful weapon" -- "Hollywood on the Tiber" -- Scattini and Fumetti -- A girl on a beach -- A nose for the shot -- The curvy girls -- "She will be a sensation" -- "She's impossible to photograph" -- "I'm a peasant" -- Signor Sigarone -- "Sit down, if you dare" -- "Florence is a lost cause" -- "A fine race horse and a goat" -- "A charnel house under a green marquee" -- "Poor starving devils" -- "We take their pictures and they beat us up" -- "The most sinful, transgressive thing" -- Babylon, 2000 years after Christ -- "Poor you" -- "I am not a sexy pot" -- You've done it, you've won -- "A ravenous wolf pack" -- "Everybody becomes a Roman within three days" -- "There's no erotic charge in me" -- "We are on stage all the time" -- "Please stop crying."
Summary, etc.: "A romp through the worlds of fashion, film, and titillating journalism that made 1950s Rome the sexiest capital on the planet. In the 1950s, Rome rose from the ashes of World War II to become a movable feast for film, fashion, creative energy, tabloid media, and bold-faced libertinism that made 'Italian' a global synonym for taste, style, and flair. Old money, new stars, fast cars, wanton libidos, and brazen news photographers created a way of life captured and exposed in Fellini's La Dolce Vita. Rome was a playground for film stars (Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Ava Gardner, Sophia Loren), fashionistas, exiles, moguls, and martyrs, all of whom wanted a chance to experience and indulge in the sweet life. It became one of the great cultural capitals of the world--with more than just a trace of the city of the Caesars or the Borgias. Dolce Vita Confidential re-creates Rome's stunning ascent with vivid and compelling tales of its glitterati and artists, down to every last outrageous detail of the city's magnificent transformation"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Rome (Italy) > Social life and customs > 20th century.
Rome (Italy) > Intellectual life > 20th century.
Celebrities > Italy > Rome > Biography.
Motion picture actors and actresses > Italy > Rome > Biography.
Artists > Italy > Rome > Biography.
Rome (Italy) > Biography.
HISTORY > Europe > Italy.
PERFORMING ARTS > Film & Video > History & Criticism.
Genre: Biographies.

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