Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Paperback 1053: La Dolce Vita / Federico Fellini (Ballantine S 517 K)

Paperback 1053: Ballantine S 517 K (PBO, 1961)

Title: La Dolce Vita
Author: Federico Fellini (trans. Oscar DeLiso and Bernard Shir-Cliff)
Cover artist: photo cover (Anita Ekberg!)

Condition: 7/10
Estimated value: $12-15

Best things about this cover:
  • Best things? I'm going to be polite and say "her armpits! they're breathtaking!"
  • I think the stylized color title font against the black-and-white still works very nicely
  • Like many paperbacks of the era, this book seems to be promising more hot action than it is going to be able to deliver. "Over 96 pages of photos!" (most of them not showcasing the ample figure of Ms. Ekberg)
Best things about this back cover:
  • Only Fellini may wear that hat
  • Really laying the sex on thick here. I guess '60s audiences were really titillated by "decadence"
  • Holy shit I was so distracted by the hat that I almost missed the KITTEN
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1 comment:

vintagehoarder said...

Why do I get the impression that Anita Ekberg is about to have a wardrobe malfunction?