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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Exhibition Opens Celebrating the History of Cinecittà

A fascinating exhibit just opened at Rome's famous movie studios, Cinecittà. Titled, "Girando Cinecittà 1937-1989", the exhibit highlights the making of many historic films during those years. 

"Girando Cinecittà 1937-1989" features rooms which chronicle the variety of genres shot at Cinecittà, including blockbusters, Italian comedies and Spaghetti Westerns just to name a few. It does so with a rich selection of images, film clips and a selection of costumes. In addition to the rooms devoted to genres, the exhibition features a rare collection of unique items, historical films and vignettes shot between 1937 and 1943 at Cinecittà. Here, you will find neorealism film clips plus the epic cinema of Sergio Leone as well as an unprecedented selection of original costumes starting with those worn by Liz Taylor and Richard Burton in "Cleopatra" and "The Taming of the Shrew".

"Girando Cinecittà 1937-1989" was curated by Alida Cappellini and Giovanni Licheri, creators of numerous sets and costumes. "We grew up in Cinecittà, in happy times and in times of crisis, knowing many great painters, tailors, carpenters and machinists, who have become known throughout the world", recalls production designer Licheri. 

For more information about the exhibit, including ticket info and times, visit Cinecittà online at

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