Thursday, November 17, 2011

Something For The Weekend


Belle and the Boys, Ferdinando Scianna 1996, (From the 1996 Lavazza Calender)

An American Girl in Italy, Ruth Orkin 1951, read the story of this photo here

Wishing you all a happy weekend.
XXX

9 comments:

  1. My first thought when I saw the first photo: "Oh, la la! Quelle cha-cha!" -- I knew the second one. Isn't it about an American girl in Italy (or something?) That poor girl looks a bit stressed out... ;-) Bon weekend, Dash. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  2. I have a red shawl from the Rio Grande that looks just like the one in the photo, marvelous story -thanks for sharing!

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  3. I have never seen that photo before! It is glorious. I lived in Napoli for 3 years and never managed to turn so many Italian heads!

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  4. I love the story behind the Orkin photo! Not at all what I would have guessed at first glance! Non?

    I was very young when I first went to Italy. Luckily, because of my red hair and blue eyes, the boys thought that I was Italian and so spent all of their efforts trying to pick up my blonde girlfriends. :)

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  5. I am sorry but I don't see the humour or beauty in such behavior. This is exactly how it felt to walk down the street as a young girl growing up in France, even though I never dressed provocatively. It is disrespectful to women to harass them that way and to this day I have nothing nice to say about Frenchmen.

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  6. Oh I never knew that charming story about the Ruth Orkin shot - and I agree with Heather - not what I imagined at all!!

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  7. I have always adored the second photo so much, I have a copy of it in my bedroom, so it's wonderful to hear the story of how it came about - what an amazing, adventurous pair of women!! The first pic is simply incredible. My husband, who is half-Italian, told me the men in the pics are spot on and he's scared to take me there - hahahahahha!!! xoxoxoxoxxo

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