Rome, Fontana di Trevi, 1961

Rome, Fontana di Trevi, 1961

The late Baroque Trevi Fountain in Rome by Nicola Salvi (1697-1751), completed in 1762 by Giuseppe Panini, became famous for the nocturnal bath that Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg took in Fellini’s La Dolce Vita (1960). One year after La Dolce Vita, the photograph by Comet photographer Hans Krebs was taken. It shows nuns throwing coins. Read more

Old Snàporaz. On the 20th anniversary of Marcello Mastroianni’s death

Old Snàporaz. On the 20th anniversary of Marcello Mastroianni’s death

Today is the 20th anniversary of Marcello Mastroianni’s death. On this occasion we present some recently digitised photographs of the shooting of Vie privée (A Very Private Affair, 1962) by Louis Malle in Geneva. Mastroianni embodies a man who travels between Geneva, Paris and Spoleto and has an affair with the model and movie star ‘Jill’ (Brigitte Bardot). Jill is being pursued by the press and the paparazzi and finally Read more

Zum 125. Geburtstag von Charles Chaplin am 16. April

Zum 125. Geburtstag von Charles Chaplin am 16. April

Das Bild aus dem Bestand der Fotoagentur Comet zeigt Charles Chaplin bei seinem 72. Geburtstag am 16. April 1961 im Park des Manoir de Ban in Corsier bei Vevey. Der gebürtige Brite und längere Zeit in den USA lebende Filmstar und Produzent hatte das stattliche Anwesen 1953 erworben und lebte dort mit seiner Familie bis zu seinem Tod im Jahr 1977. Read more