Impressions 3: Museo Ferragamo, Firenze

Aeroporto di Firenze – announcement for the exhibition »L’Italia a Hollywood« about the influence of Italian actors, directors, make-up artists, writers and stylists on the movie industry in Hollywood in the beginning of the 20th century. Organized by the Museo Ferragamo in collaboration with Fondazione Ferragamo, curated by Giuliana Muscio and Stefania Ricci. On display until March 2019

Aeroporto di Firenze – announcement for the exhibition »L’Italia a Hollywood« about the influence of Italian actors, directors, make-up artists, writers and stylists on the movie industry in Hollywood in the beginning of the 20th century. Organized by the Museo Ferragamo in collaboration with Fondazione Ferragamo, curated by Giuliana Muscio and Stefania Ricci. On display until March 2019

Ferragamo Store in Firenze, movie stills with Paola Negri from the 1920s

Ferragamo Store in Firenze, movie stills with Paola Negri from the 1920s

Exhibition "Italy in Hollywood"

Exhibition “Italy in Hollywood”

Photo of the Gallery 141 with the works by the Futurists displayed a the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exhibition. On the left can be seen Giacomo Balla’s work »Disgregazione X velocità Penetrazioni dinamiche di automobile«

Photo of the Gallery 141 with the works by the Futurists displayed a the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exhibition. On the left can be seen Giacomo Balla’s work »Disgregazione X velocità Penetrazioni dinamiche di automobile«

Giacomo Balla’s work »Disgregazione X velocità Penetrazioni dinamiche di automobile«, 1913

Giacomo Balla’s work »Disgregazione X velocità Penetrazioni dinamiche di automobile«, 1913

Installation with silent movies from that time

Installation with silent movies from that time

Tina Modotti as an actress in the movie »The Tiger’s Coat«, 1920

Tina Modotti as an actress in the movie »The Tiger’s Coat«, 1920

Tina Modotti in San Francisco, 1920. Because the movie industry only saw her beauty, Tina soon became tired of Hollywood, quit acting and became a famous photographer herself

Tina Modotti in San Francisco, 1920. Because the movie industry only saw her beauty, Tina soon became tired of Hollywood, quit acting and became a famous photographer herself

Installation with photographs by Tina Modotti and by Edward Weston using Tina Modotti as a model

Installation with photographs by Tina Modotti and by Edward Weston using Tina Modotti as a model

Edward Weston, »Tina on the Azotea", Mexico, 1924

Edward Weston, »Tina on the Azotea”, Mexico, 1924

Rudolph Valentino, iconic male star of the time

Rudolph Valentino, iconic male star of the time

Many Italians were around that time in Hollywood: actress Marcella Battelini, 1927 (above), director Gregory La Cava with Bebe Daniels on the set of »Feel My Pulse« 1928 (middle), Tullio Carminati in the film »Honeymoon Hate«1927

Many Italians were around that time in Hollywood: actress Marcella Battelini, 1927 (above), director Gregory La Cava with Bebe Daniels on the set of »Feel My Pulse« 1928 (middle), Tullio Carminati in the film »Honeymoon Hate«1927

Photographer Manfredi Gioacchini, who captured the contemporary Hollywood

Photographer Manfredi Gioacchini, who captured the contemporary Hollywood

Amleto Cataldi, »La spiga«, 1909

Amleto Cataldi, »La spiga«, 1909

Pio Fedi, »Incontro tra amati«, 1850 (left), Ronaldo Colman and Lillian Gish on the set of »Romola“, 1924

Pio Fedi, »Incontro tra amati«, 1850 (left), Ronaldo Colman and Lillian Gish on the set of »Romola“, 1924

Lillian Gish on the set of »Romola« (left), Copy of Sandro Botticelli’s »Madonna of the Magnificat« (in the middle), Lillian Gish on the set of »Romola«, 1924

Lillian Gish on the set of »Romola« (left), Copy of Sandro Botticelli’s »Madonna of the Magnificat« (in the middle), Lillian Gish on the set of »Romola«, 1924

Work by Piero Fornasetti, Lithograph and seriograph on porcelain, using the face of the famous star Lina Cavalieri. The first plate was done in 1966, today there are over 350

Work by Piero Fornasetti, Lithograph and seriograph on porcelain, using the face of the famous star Lina Cavalieri. The first plate was done in 1966, today there are over 350

Showroom with the collection of shoes by Ferragamo. This is how the original Ferragamo »Boot Shop« looked like in the 1920s in Hollywood, including the sofa

Showroom with the collection of shoes by Ferragamo. This is how the original Ferragamo »Boot Shop« looked like in the 1920s in Hollywood, including the sofa

Pumps by Salvatore Ferragamos: »Décolleté,1926«, »Two-piece shoe«, 1927

Pumps by Salvatore Ferragamos: »Décolleté,1926«, »Two-piece shoe«, 1927

Curator Stefania Ricci welcoming everybody. After her speech the silent movie »Show People« started. Costumes by Salvatore Ferragamo

Curator Stefania Ricci welcoming everybody. After her speech the silent movie »Show People« started. Costumes by Salvatore Ferragamo