Hollywood glamour explored in new London exhibition


Released on: March 04, 2014, 10:02 am (EST)
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Photographs of famous actors and actresses in 1960s Rome go on display in April.

LONDON, -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- An exhibition will open in London in April dedicated to exploring Italian cinema and celebrity life of the 1950s and 1960s. The Years Of La Dolce Vita at the Esoteric Collection of Modern Italian Art will open on 30th April and run until 29th June. It will explore of the most fertile periods in contemporary Italian cinema through 80 photographs that capture the life enjoyed by Italian and Hollywood celebrities in Rome in the 1960s. The gallery is in Canonbury Square, a short distance from central London and surrounded by great bars and restaurants. Those wishing to explore the area should visit LondonTown.com, London's best website for the latest listings information as well as the regular real-time updates on London hotel room rates and availability in hundreds of hotels.

The 1950s and '60s were a golden era in Italian film when directors such as Michelangelo Antonioni, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Federico Fellini produced some of their most famous movies. Hollywood stars John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Lauren Bacall and Liz Taylor frequented the capital as American filmmakers were lured to Rome, and it was here that such epic productions as Ben-Hur (1959) and Cleopatra (1963) were shot. Rome's bars and restaurants became popular haunts of glamorous celebrities such as Alain Delon, Kirk Douglas and Audrey Hepburn, transforming Rome's streets into ‘an open-air film set'.

The exhibition features images of celebrities at play in Rome as well behind-the-scenes photographs from Fellini's classic La Dolca Vita. Together, these photographs vividly evoke an era of extraordinary glamour, creativity and decadence, while revealing the public, professional and private lives of some of the movie industry's most celebrated actors and actresses. The Years of La Dolce Vita not only provides a candid and evocative snapshot of an era noted for its extraordinary vitality, but also presents a selection of images which helped to change the face of photojournalism forever. For more information, see LondonTown.com.

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