Paolo Di Paolo Captured Spectacular Photos Of Italy In The 1950s And 60s

Viareggio in 1959.
Paolo Di Paolo Captured Spectacular Photos Of Italy In The 1950s And 60s

The “Paolo Di Paolo: Lost World” exhibition presents more than 250 largely unseen images from the photographer’s archive. Di Paolo chronicled life in his country as an economic boom followed the destruction of the second world war. Although those were the years of la dolce vita he was an anti-paparazzo – he shunned the salacious and respected his subjects. The exhibition is at MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome until 30 June.

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Rome’s Piazza Navona in 1960.
Paolo Di Paolo Captured Spectacular Photos Of Italy In The 1950s And 60s

The funeral of the Communist party leader Palmiro Togliatti in Rome in 1964.
Paolo Di Paolo Captured Spectacular Photos Of Italy In The 1950s And 60s

The actor, poet and soon-to-be film director Pier Paolo Pasolini at Rome’s “monte dei cocci” – an artificial mound made of ancient pottery fragments – in 1960.
Paolo Di Paolo Captured Spectacular Photos Of Italy In The 1950s And 60s

Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni at Cinecittà film studios, Rome, in 1955.
Paolo Di Paolo Captured Spectacular Photos Of Italy In The 1950s And 60s

The journalist Oriana Fallaci in Venice for the film festival in 1963
Paolo Di Paolo Captured Spectacular Photos Of Italy In The 1950s And 60s

A fashion shot in Rome’s Tor di Nona district, 1957-58.
Paolo Di Paolo Captured Spectacular Photos Of Italy In The 1950s And 60s

The US playwright Tennessee Williams at Tor San Lorenzo, south of Rome, in 1955.
Paolo Di Paolo Captured Spectacular Photos Of Italy In The 1950s And 60s

Charlotte Rampling on the Sardinia set of Kidnapping in 1966.
Paolo Di Paolo Captured Spectacular Photos Of Italy In The 1950s And 60s

A ball at Rome’s Palazzo Pallavicini in 1958.
Paolo Di Paolo Captured Spectacular Photos Of Italy In The 1950s And 60s

The artist Renato Guttuso in Salita del Grillo, Rome, in 1964.
Paolo Di Paolo Captured Spectacular Photos Of Italy In The 1950s And 60s

A couple stroll in Milan’s Via Monte Napoleone in 1962.
Paolo Di Paolo Captured Spectacular Photos Of Italy In The 1950s And 60s

The newly opened Rome-to-Florence section of the “highway of the sun” in 1962.
Paolo Di Paolo Captured Spectacular Photos Of Italy In The 1950s And 60s

Walter Chiari at Rome’s Fregene beach in 1959.
Paolo Di Paolo Captured Spectacular Photos Of Italy In The 1950s And 60s

The actor Monica Vitti with the director Michelangelo Antonioni in Rome in 1958.
Paolo Di Paolo Captured Spectacular Photos Of Italy In The 1950s And 60s

The actor Raquel Welch at Rome’s Hadrian’s Villa in 1966.
Paolo Di Paolo Captured Spectacular Photos Of Italy In The 1950s And 60s

The actor Gina Lollobrigida with the artist and writer Giorgio de Chirico in Rome in 1961.
Paolo Di Paolo Captured Spectacular Photos Of Italy In The 1950s And 60s

Marcello Mastroianni sips coffee in an undated image.
Paolo Di Paolo Captured Spectacular Photos Of Italy In The 1950s And 60s

The actor Anna Magnani in her villa in San Felice Circeo, south of Rome, in 1955.
Paolo Di Paolo Captured Spectacular Photos Of Italy In The 1950s And 60s

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