Marcello Mastroianni 1924 - 1996
Mastroianni became internationally famous from starring in the Fellini film La Dolce Vita (1960) about a jaded tabloid reporter who wants to get away from Rome and work on the novel he claims is his true calling, but he is unable to break free from the decadent lifestyle and superficiality of the world of celebrity.
Mastroianni made many other films, and holds the record for the most Oscar nominations for a non-American actor, for: Divorzio aal'italiano (1963), A Special Day (1977), and Dark Eyes (1987).
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Letters from Hollywood: Inside the Private World of Classic American Movemaking
352 pages - Published by Harry N. Abrams
"This is, quite simply, one of the finest books I’ve ever read about Hollywood." Leonard Maltin
Reproduces in full color scores of entertaining and insightful pieces of correspondence from some of the most notable and talented film industry names of all time—from the silent era to the golden age, and up through the pre-email days of the 1970s. Annotated by the authors to provide backstories and further context. Greta Garbo, Alfred Hitchcock, Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Katharine Hepburn, Marlon Brando, Elia Kazan, Cary Grant, Francis Ford Coppola, Tom Hanks, and Jane Fonda.