Monday, 12 January 2015

La Dolce Vita

Kittens.  Fountains.  Rome.

Actress Anita Ekburg has died, aged 83.  But in Federico Fellini's 1960 masterpiece La Dolce Vita, she is forever a gravity-defying kitten-cuddling goddess, spontaneously and sensuously embracing life by iconically wading into the Trevi Fountain in the heart of Rome in a black velvet ballgown.  If only we all could. 

Apparently the reality was less prosaic - it was hypothermically freezing, and Marcello Mastroianni had drunk so much vodka that he was falling over.  

But it's not those sort of details that endure...

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