FIFTY YEARS OF ITALIAN CINEMA.
Edition: First American edition.
Rome, Italy: Carlo Bestetti, (1954). Hardcover first edition - Introduction to the American edition by Richard Griffith. This history is divided into three sections: the beginnings, 1904-1930, by Ferdinando Palmieri; transition period, 1930-1942. by Ettore Margadonna; and the post war period, 1942-1954 by Mario Groma. Among the directors discussed are Antonini, Fellini, Comencini, Tellini, and many others. The text for each section is followed by many pages of black and white photographs mostly of stills from the films. There are a total 76 pages of text and 217 pages of photos, usually with multiple photos on each page. Large format.
Condition: Near fine in purple cloth (usual toning to the pages, and fading to the spine), no dust jacket.