Fellini Through the Years

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 15:30

In honor of our upcoming of screening of Federico Fellini’s Oscar-winning Amarcord, which will be shown as part of “Passing Beauty: A Conversation with Hou Hsiao-hsien” on October 13th, we thought we’d share some little-seen images of the Italian auteur throughout his career.  All the photos are courtesy the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library. 

Fellini, back in the early 1940s, as he was transitioning from illustrator to vaudevillian to screenwriter – collaborating on Roberto Rossellini’s script of OPEN CITY (1945).

Fellini directs his wife Giulietta Masina and Amedeo Nazzari in NIGHTS OF CABIRIA (1956).

Giulietta Masina and Federico Fellini at the 29th Academy Awards ceremony in 1957, where LA STRADA would win the Academy Award for Foreign Language film. Three subsequent Fellini films would go on to win Oscars for foreign language film: NIGHTS OF CABIRIA (1956), 8 ½ (1963) and AMARCORD (1974).

Fellini and Anouk Aimée during production of LA DOLCE VITA (1960).

Fellini on the set of 8 ½ (1963).

Claudia Cardinale and Fellini on the set of 8½ (1963).

Julie Andrews and Fellini backstage at the 36th Academy Awards ceremony in 1964 after she presented Fellini with the Oscar for Foreign Language film for 8 1/2 .

Fellini on the set of FELLINI SATYRICON (1969).

Federico Fellini with Isabella Rossellini and Martin Scorsese, circa 1980