Artists in Action #526

The Rossellinis yell at their driver


Maureen said...

So, I wonder, were they the first case of celebrity vs. paparazzi warfare?

Tom Sutpen said...

I think this is from the late 1950s; around the time the classic 'La Dolce vita' paparazzo era began, but about a decade after the Rossellinis true season of notoriety and public scorn (at least in this country).

Back in the 50s, the abysmal traffic situation in Italy was the best thing that ever happened to press photographers. Getting choice images of movie stars and other bottom-feeders acting up was like picking apples off an apple tree.

I just feel sorry for the poor shlubs at the wheel who had to tote these monsters around.