Marcello Geppetti, one of the
most important photographers of
the classic paparazzi era, captures
a true 'dolce vita' moment: Liz
Taylor and husband Eddie
Fisher being serenaded through a
car window outside a restaurant
in Rome. Liz Taylor was in Rome
filming the 1964 blockbuster
Marcello Geppetti started out as
a news photographer with the
Giuliani & Rocca agency, before
joining the Meldoni-Canestrelli-
Bozer photojournalism agency in
1959. It was here that he first
captured startling moments in the
private lives of celebrities.
Geppetti became known for his
signature stolen aesthetic. His
photographs are known to have a
brilliant, raw quality as though
struck by a sudden revelation.
Geppetti’s work is also of
momentous documentary value
and his photographs have been
published in Time, Life, and
Geppetti photographed the
“kiss” that blew the whistle on
Liz Taylor’s and Richard
Burton’s affair; Anita Ekberg’s
famous assault of the paparazzi
with bow and arrow; and the first
“stolen” shot of a naked Brigitte
Bardot. He took his last photo
on 27 February, 1998 leaving a
legacy of photographs, many
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Elizabeth Taylor has a 'dolce vita' moment
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
17.8 x 23 cms (7.00 x 9.04 ins)
On reverse - Caption: '"SIDEWALK SERENADE" ROME: Elizabeth Taylor and her husband Eddie Fisher enjoy a violin serenade in their car outside a Rome restaurant, Oct. 16th. Miss Taylor is currently in Rome for the filming of "Cleopatra", in which she plays the title role.
NX A MGS LAT-1-SAN TK
CREDIT (UPI PHOTO) 10/18/61 JL'
Black stamp: 'PLEASE CREDIT United Press International Photo'
Blue stamp: 'ON THE Q.T. 1962'
Orange pencil: 'QT July 1962 p.11 #6
Red pen: 'SS'