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22 July 2017

Twelve 1950s postcards from Italy

When we were in Bologna for Il Cinema Ritrovato, we found some sunny and glamorous Italian postcards of the 1950s at the Mostra of the festival. Today we like to share some of these new acquisitions with you. Next week, 12 postcards we recently found in Brighton, U.K.

Mina
Mina. Italian postcard by Rotalfoto, Milano, no. 959.

Montgomery Clift
Montgomery Clift. Italian postcard by Bromofoto, Milano, no. 931. Photo: Warner Bros.

Anita Ekberg
Anita Ekberg. Italian postcard by Rotalfoto, Milano, no. 666.

Jeffrey Hunter
Jeffrey Hunter. Italian postcard by Bromostampa, Milano, no. 264.

Dawn Richard
Dawn Richard. Italian postcard, no. 431.

Silvana Mangano
Silvana Mangano. Italian postcard by Bromostampa, Milano, no. 354.

Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe. Italian postcard by Bromostampa, no. 371.

Barbara Lang in House of Numbers (1957)
Barbara Lang. Italian postcard by Casa Editr. Ballerini & Fratini, Firenze, no. 3671. Photo: MGM. Publicity still for House of Numbers (Russell Rouse, 1957).

Nadia Bianchi
Nadia Bianchi. Italian postcard, no. 471.

Marisa Allasio in Poveri ma belli (1957)
Marisa Allasio. Italian postcard by Casa Editr. Ballerini & Fratini, Firenze, no. 3407. Photo: Paramount / Titanus. Publicity still for Poveri ma belli/Poor but beautiful (Dino Risi, 1957).

Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall. Italian postcard by Turismofoto, no. 31.

Jayne Mansfield
Jayne Mansfield. Italian postcard, no. 584.

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