Leonardo Cortese

Leonardo Cortese

Dina Sassoli as Lucia Mondella in I Promessi Sposi (1941). Directed by Mario Camerini, it is one of the many screen adaptations from Alessandro Manzoni ‘s Italian Literature masterpiece The Betrothed, published in 1827. Though la Sassoli had a long , successfull career between the 1930s and ’40s, she is mostly remembered as being the persecuted Lucia, who has to endure many misadventures before finally marrying her betrothed Renzo Tramaglino.

Dina Sassoli as Lucia Mondella in I Promessi Sposi (1941). Directed by Mario Camerini, it is one of the many screen adaptations from Alessandro Manzoni ‘s Italian Literature masterpiece The Betrothed, published in 1827. Though la Sassoli had a long , successfull career between the 1930s and ’40s, she is mostly remembered as being the persecuted Lucia, who has to endure many misadventures before finally marrying her betrothed Renzo Tramaglino.

Mounted Carabiniere on the Austro-Italian front, 1915.
Centenary of the Great War , 28 July 1914-28 July 2014
Bicentenary of the Arma dei Carabinieri, 1814- 2014

Mounted Carabiniere on the Austro-Italian front, 1915.

Centenary of the Great War , 28 July 1914-28 July 2014

Bicentenary of the Arma dei Carabinieri, 1814- 2014

Oggi nasceva Mario Del Monaco. 27 Luglio 1915-16 Ottobre 1982
 Mario Del Monaco was born on this day, July 27 in 1915

Oggi nasceva Mario Del Monaco. 27 Luglio 1915-16 Ottobre 1982

 Mario Del Monaco was born on this day, July 27 in 1915

Laura Solari was the daughter of the sculptor Camaur. After graduating in Art, she caught the attention of director Camillo Mastrocinque, who had her debut in his film La Regina della Scala (1937) about the world of the Teatro alla Scala in  Milan. A sophisticated actress and a cultured lady, her knowledge of foreign languages allowed her to  have a career also in German cinema. After the war she dedicated to stage and TV acting.

Laura Solari was the daughter of the sculptor Camaur. After graduating in Art, she caught the attention of director Camillo Mastrocinque, who had her debut in his film La Regina della Scala (1937) about the world of the Teatro alla Scala in  Milan. A sophisticated actress and a cultured lady, her knowledge of foreign languages allowed her to  have a career also in German cinema. After the war she dedicated to stage and TV acting.

Elli Parvo is the forerunner  of the ‘maggiorate’ , the sexy, busty divas of the Italian cinema of the 1950s. After studying at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Roma ( national film school) she debuted aged 19 in the film Teresa Confalonieri (1934),  directed by Guido Brignone. She appeared in films such as Miseria e Nobiltà ( 1940, by Corrado D’Errico), Il Ponte dei Sospiri ( 1940, by Mario Bonnard) , Il Re si Diverte ( 1941, by Bonnard), Il Cavaliere Misterioso ( 1948, by Riccardo Freda), Totò Terzo Uomo (1951, by Mario Mattoli). Her greatest success was  Il Sole Sorge Ancora (Outcry, 1946),  a neorealist war drama directed by Aldo Vergano. In the 1940s she contended to Clara Calamai the role of femme fatale. She shot her last film - Madri Pericolose, directed by Domenico Paolella - in 1960.

Elli Parvo is the forerunner  of the ‘maggiorate’ , the sexy, busty divas of the Italian cinema of the 1950s. After studying at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Roma ( national film school) she debuted aged 19 in the film Teresa Confalonieri (1934),  directed by Guido Brignone. She appeared in films such as Miseria e Nobiltà ( 1940, by Corrado D’Errico), Il Ponte dei Sospiri ( 1940, by Mario Bonnard) , Il Re si Diverte ( 1941, by Bonnard), Il Cavaliere Misterioso ( 1948, by Riccardo Freda), Totò Terzo Uomo (1951, by Mario Mattoli). Her greatest success was  Il Sole Sorge Ancora (Outcry, 1946),  a neorealist war drama directed by Aldo Vergano. In the 1940s she contended to Clara Calamai the role of femme fatale. She shot her last film - Madri Pericolose, directed by Domenico Paolella - in 1960.

Evi Maltagliati and Luigi Cimara in the play La Nostra Età ( 1941) written by  Cesare Giulio Viola

Evi Maltagliati and Luigi Cimara in the play La Nostra Età ( 1941) written by  Cesare Giulio Viola

Fernandel sui tetti di Roma

Fernandel sui tetti di Roma

Carlo Bergonzi
13 Luglio 1924- 25 Luglio 2014

Carlo Bergonzi

13 Luglio 1924- 25 Luglio 2014

Movie poster for Avanti c’e’ Posto…(1942), directed by former silent actor Mario Bonnard, starring Aldo Fabrizi, Andrea Checchi and Adriana Benetti. Screenplay by Fabrizi, Bonnard, Cesare Zavattini, Piero Tellini and Federico Fellini (uncredited)

Movie poster for Avanti c’e’ Posto…(1942), directed by former silent actor Mario Bonnard, starring Aldo Fabrizi, Andrea Checchi and Adriana Benetti. Screenplay by Fabrizi, Bonnard, Cesare Zavattini, Piero Tellini and Federico Fellini (uncredited)

‘Gentlemen, be democrats in life but aristocrats in art.’ Arturo Toscanini

Gentlemen, be democrats in life but aristocrats in art.’ Arturo Toscanini

Giuseppe Verdi and tenor Francesco Tamagno in Montecatini Terme, 1899

Giuseppe Verdi and tenor Francesco Tamagno in Montecatini Terme, 1899