Rome: Riama Film, 1960. Original borderless double weight photograph of the extraordinary set piece at night and in the rain, shot by legendary photographer Pierluigi Praturlon, from the 1960 film. Multiple stamps on the verso, including Pierluigi's, the film's title logo, and the film's production company Cineriz.
Born in Rome, Praturlon (better known simply as Pierluigi) embarked upon a career in photography in 1947. The young paparazzo got his first big story by snapping candid shots of Greta Garbo, who was passing through Rome incognito. Armed with his newfound celebrity, he became a habitue on Cinecitta film sets, and many movie icons, including Frank Sinatra and Sofia Loren, made him their regular photographer. Pierluigi’s name is often associated with Federico Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita,” as he covered that shoot extensively.
9.5 x 8.25 inches. Near Fine.
Criterion Collection 733. Ebert I. Scorsese, My Voyage to Italy.