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LUCHINO VISCONTI Inscribed Photograph & Letter

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Lot 0007 Details

Description
Luchino Visconti (Italian,1906-1976).
Original vintage photograph hand-signed in bold red ink and dated Vienna,1969, by the Italian film and opera director, LUCHINO VISCONTI.
Dimensions: 3 1/2 in. x 5 in.

A typed letter signed and dated October 13, 1951 Rome: Addressed to Dear Maestro, It is really too bad that you were unable to visit me despite your many attempts, but I am puzzled why nobody told you that, having only just returned from Venice, I had to get right back to work to finish my film, which is why it was so hard to find me at home...I would enjoy if we could get together again to pick up our conversation started this summer.....Let me repeat, however, that I would enjoy working for the Teatro dell Opera as long as certain work conditions are that I consider necessary for the best results...So why don't you please fix a time and place, Maestro, for us to meet, keeping in mind my work schedule...AFTER 7 p.m.

Please note at this time Visconti was involved in the completion of his film Bellissima with Anna Magnani. The Teatro dell Opera di Roma was one of the venues at which he chose to work.
The recipient of this letter was most likely FRANCO FERRARA, director of the Teatro.
Condition: very good original condition.
Provenance: Estate of Gary Combs.
Condition
Very good original vintage condition.
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LUCHINO VISCONTI Inscribed Photograph & Letter

Estimate $300 - $500Jul 13, 2020
Starting Price $150
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