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Federico Fellini was an Italian film director. Known for a distinct style that blends fantasy and baroque images. He is widely considered one of the most influential and revered filmmakers of the 20th century. During his extensive career, Fellini worked with such stars as Sophia Loren and Gregory Peck, and is perhaps most acclaimed for his film La Dolce Vita (1960), which broke all box office records. Pierluigi Praturlon, (‘Pierluigi’), was one of the most well- known of the original paparazzi and a regular fixture on the Cinecitta film sets. In the past, on-set photographers had contented themselves with posed portraits of stars between takes, but Pierluigi brought a fresh vitality to this genre by employing reportage- style photography on set. He often framed his images very close, emphasizing the drama of the moment. Pierluigi was a very cultured man and also spoke five languages. He quickly became personal photographer to many of the greatest stars of the day, including Sophia Loren. Marcello Mastroianni, Vittorio Gassman, Elsa Martinelli and Marlon Brando are also among the stars who chose to be immortalized by the celebrated photographer. Pierluigi soon gained the nickname ‘Lux’ because like the advertisement for the soap claimed, he was ‘the choice of nine stars out of ten.’

Stamped on the reverse in blue ink: ‘COPYRIGHT “PIERLUIGI” Fotonotizie d’attualita per la stampa’


There is also attached a piece of paper printed: ‘ATTENTION Photo a inverser’

Vintage photographs presented by Flash Projects include pre-owned photographs, including press images which may have been frequently handled. Flash Projects is happy to send condition reports of any contemporary edition or vintage work on request. Condition reports are provided as a service to interested parties, and buyers should note that descriptions of property are not warranties. Each item is sold ‘as is’.

Pierluigi Praturlon

Fellini at work

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

30 x 24 cms (11.79 x 9.43 ins)


Stamped on reverse:
fotonotizie d'attualita per la stampa
Roma - Via del Babuino, 29 - Tel. 672.895
Photo a inverser
Inscribed on reverse:
FELLINI 1 68 x 75 7/32 nu 208 p18