‘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

Carlo Minello

Carlo Minello

Lilia Silvi

Lilia Silvi

 Roberto Villa

 Roberto Villa

Adriano Rimoldi and Rina Morelli in Don Giovanni (1942), directed by Dino Falconi, costumes by Rosi Gori, the  music is from Mozart’s opera lirica Don Giovanni or Il Dissoluto Punito

Adriano Rimoldi and Rina Morelli in Don Giovanni (1942), directed by Dino Falconi, costumes by Rosi Gori, the  music is from Mozart’s opera lirica Don Giovanni or Il Dissoluto Punito

vfreie:

Sì, lo so che è l’8 settembre, vergogna, disonore, anatema, fucilazioni etc etc etc, ma mi secco a fare la disfattista, perciò beccatevi la rebloggata di un bersagliere di molto bell’aspetto.

vfreie:

Sì, lo so che è l’8 settembre, vergogna, disonore, anatema, fucilazioni etc etc etc, ma mi secco a fare la disfattista, perciò beccatevi la rebloggata di un bersagliere di molto bell’aspetto.

Carabiniere, Firenze.
Photo by Mario Nunes Vais (1856-1932)
Bicentenario dell’ Arma,  13 Luglio 1814-13 Luglio 2014
Bicentary of the Arma dei Carabinieri  13 July 1814-13 July 2014

Carabiniere, Firenze.

Photo by Mario Nunes Vais (1856-1932)

Bicentenario dell’ Arma,  13 Luglio 1814-13 Luglio 2014

Bicentary of the Arma dei Carabinieri  13 July 1814-13 July 2014

Ciak! si mangia : Amedeo Nazzari and Luisa Ferida in Il Conte di Bréchard (1937) directed by Mario Bonnard, adapted from the play by Giovacchino Forzano

Ciak! si mangia : Amedeo Nazzari and Luisa Ferida in Il Conte di Bréchard (1937) directed by Mario Bonnard, adapted from the play by Giovacchino Forzano

Elsa Merlini in Non Ti Conosco Più ( I Don’t Know You Anymore, 1936). Directed by Nunzio Malasomma, based on the play by Aldo De Benedetti, it was remade  in 1980 starring Monica Vitti

Elsa Merlini in Non Ti Conosco Più ( I Don’t Know You Anymore, 1936). Directed by Nunzio Malasomma, based on the play by Aldo De Benedetti, it was remade  in 1980 starring Monica Vitti

Leonardo Cortese and Dina Sassoli in Alessandro Sei Grande ! (1940). Directed by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia and based on the novel by celebrated writer and scriptwriter Luigi Bonelli who was humourously known as Wassili Cetoff Stenberg. The film was shot at the Pisorno Studios in Tirrenia.

Leonardo Cortese and Dina Sassoli in Alessandro Sei Grande ! (1940). Directed by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia and based on the novel by celebrated writer and scriptwriter Luigi Bonelli who was humourously known as Wassili Cetoff Stenberg. The film was shot at the Pisorno Studios in Tirrenia.

Un Colpo di Pistola ( A Pistol Shot, 1942). Russian born actress Assia Noris  sings the folk song Devon’ka ( Sweetheart) by Cernoyaroff