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Dolce Vita Confidential

Fellini, Loren, Pucci, Paparazzi and the Swinging High Life of 1950s Rome

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1950s Rome. From the ashes of war, the Eternal City is reborn as the epicentre of film, style, boldfaced libertinism and titillating journalism. It's the heyday of fashion icons such as Pucci and Brioni, and the height of 'Hollywood on the Tiber', when a dizzying array of stars flock to Cinecitta, the huge movie studio on the outskirts of Rome. At the bars on Via Veneto the likes of Ingrid Bergman, Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor mix with blue bloods and bohemians, while behind them trail street photographers in pursuit of the most unflattering and dramatic portraits of fame. In a fast-paced, kaleidoscopic narrative, Shawn Levy shows how all roads lead to Federico Fellini's world-conquering movie La Dolce Vita, starring Marcello Mastroianni and the Swedish bombshell Anita Ekberg. He recreates Rome's ascent with vivid and compelling tales of its glitterati and artists, down to every last outrageous detail of the city's magnificent transformation.

Product code: 9781474606165

ISBN 9781474606165
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
No. Of Pages 480
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H196xW130xS36
On Sale Date 27/02/2018
An exuberant history of postwar Rome, as seen through the lenses of its burgeoning filmmakers and paparazzi.