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"La Domenica del Corriere"_24

1st February 1959 - The huge success of TV musical quiz and variety show Il Musichiere.
Cover by Walter Molino.
3rd February 1901 - On 27th January 1901, legendary opera composer Maestro Giuseppe Verdi dies in Milan. (See next cover.)
Cover featuring a photograph by Giulio Rossi.
3rd March 1901 - The solemn funeral of Giuseppe Verdi at the Famedio in Milan, on 27th February 1901.
Cover by Achille Beltrame.
10th July 1938 - The summer night opera shows at Castello Sforzesco (Sforza Castle) in Milan. (See next cover.)
Cover by Achille Beltrame.
2nd July 1939 - The summer night opera shows at Castello Sforzesco (Sforza Castle) in Milan. (See next cover.)
Cover by Achille Beltrame.
29th July 1945 - After the war, the summer night opera shows at Castello Sforzesco (Sforza Castle) in Milan.
From May 1945 to March 1946, La Domenica del Corriere was given the name La Domenica degli Italiani (The Sunday of Italians).
Unsigned back-cover (presumably by Rino Ferrari).
1st January 1956 - The huge success of TV quiz show Lascia O Raddoppia? (Leave it or double it?). Based upon CBS format The $64,000 Question, it was presented by radio and TV presenter Mike Bongiorno and co-presented by actress Edy Campagnoli. Lascia O Raddoppia? was broadcasted from 19th November 1955 to 16th July 1959. (See next cover.)
Back cover by Walter Molino.
21st October 1956 - Radio and TV presenter Mike Bongiorno, co-presenter Edy Campagnoli and the most popular competitors of TV quiz show Lascia O Raddoppia? are received by Pope Pius XII in the tradional Popes' vacation mansion in Castel Gandolfo, near Rome.
Cover by Walter Molino.
26th February 1956 - In Milan, comedy star Alberto Sordi, after having dinner with theatre stars Andreina Pagnani and Ernesto Calindri, catches a thief who was trying to steal a car.
Cover by Walter Molino.
27th January 1957 - On 16th January 1957, legendary classical and opera music conductor Maestro Arturo Toscanini dies in New York.
Cover by Walter Molino.
13th October 1957 - In Napoli, a fire breaks out in Politeama Giacosa theatre, where the company of revue star Wanda Osiris had staged the premiere of their new show. The company, that included also revue and comedy stars Raimondo Vianello and Gino Bramieri, lost almost all the stage costumes.
Cover by Walter Molino.
9th February 1958 - Revue and comedy star Antonio De Curtis (aka Totò) donates money to a man who had been caught while stealing chickens and hires a solicitor for his advocacy. The man wanted to raise money to buy a burial recess for his daughter.
Cover by Walter Molino.
22nd June 1958 - Near Beograd (Serbia, then Yugoslavia), in the course of the filming of Alberto Lattuada's historical drama La Tempesta (Tempest), four background actors hurt, one of them with a broken leg.
The actors had come from Rome.
Back cover by Walter Molino.
26th July 1959 - Comedy star Marisa Allasio and husband Count Pier Francesco Calvi di Bergolo with their newborn baby Carlo Giorgio. With them, Count's parents Princess Iolanda Margherita di Savoia (daughter of former King of Italy Vittorio Emanuele III di Savoia) and Count Carlo Giorgio Calvi di Bergolo.
Cover by Walter Molino.
23rd August 1959 - Mario Monicelli's war drama La Grande Guerra (The Great War), starring movie stars Alberto Sordi, Vittorio Gassman and Silvana Mangano, is going to take part in Venice Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica (International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art, usually called Venice Film Festival).
Mario Monicelli's La Grande Guerra won Leone d'Oro (Golden Lion) with Roberto Rossellini's war drama Il Generale Della Rovere, starring Vittorio De Sica.
31st January 1960 - Cover for the Sanremo Italian Song Festival, featuring classic vocal pop singer Nilla Pizzi, revue and comedy star Renato Rascel (who takes part in the Festival as singer and songwriter) and popstar Mina.
Cover by Walter Molino.
11th December 1960 - In Rome, crooner Domenico Modugno breaks his right shinbone while rehearsing Pietro Garinei and Sandro Giovannini's theatre musical comedy Rinaldo In Campo (Rinaldo on field), co-starring revue and comedy stars Delia Scala and Paolo Panelli.
Cover by Walter Molino.
5th February 1961 - Cover for the Sanremo Italian Song Festival featuring the new popstars that take part in it. From the left: Gino Paoli (sitting), Giorgio Gaber (with the guitar), Tony Renis, Mina, Gianni Meccia, Umberto Bindi (sitting) and Adriano Celentano.
Cover by Walter Molino.
26th March 1961 - La Domenica del Corriere calls a competition among 12 overweight celebrities: Dimagrite con noi (Lose weight with us). Among the celebrities: revue and comedy star Gino Bramieri (centre), former football World champion Giuseppe Meazza (the first from the left), Rosalina Neri (known in the 1950s as the Italian Marilyn Monroe, the second from the left), theatre and comedy star Tino Buazzelli (the third from the left) and 1940s and 1950s revue and comedy star Franca Marzi (sitting on the right). Radio and TV presenter Mike Bongiorno (in the front line) takes part in the expert panel.
Cover by Walter Molino.
14th January 1962 - In Cervinia (Valle d'Aosta, Northern Italy), radio and TV presenter Mike Bongiorno breaks his left malleolus while skiing.
Cover by Walter Molino.
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Selected covers of Italian weekly newsmagazine La Domenica del Corriere

Italian Showbiz.


La Domenica del Corriere (The Sunday of Corriere) was a weekly newsmagazine whose first issue was published on 8th January 1899. Its name was after the eminent Milan newspaper Corriere della Sera (The courier of the evening). La Domenica del Corriere was the most popular Italian newsmagazine from its beginning to the 1960s.
Above: cover of the first issue, by Achille Beltrame, about a dramatic snow storm in Montenegro.


Achille Beltrame

Walter Molino
Italian graphics and painters Achille Beltrame (until the 1930s) and Walter Molino (from the late 1940s to 1968) were tha most popular authors of covers for La Domenica del Corriere.

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