Spaghetti & Stars
Text by Vincenzo Mollica, Walter Veltroni.
Leonardo DiCaprio loves pasta, and in that, he's not alone. Spaghetti & Stars--the latest volume in the successful series which also includes Caff» & Stars and Airports & Stars--collects many previously unpublished photographs of the age's biggest celebrities, caught by paparazzi on movie sets and in sidewalk restaurants in Rome, enjoying meals that give them the energy to pursue la dolce vita. In Spaghetti & Stars--a record of funny, exuberant moments in a more glamorous time--we see the most famous faces of the 1950s and 60s being filled with good food: Italian film legends De Sica, Fellini, Mastroianni, and Magnani join French stars Belmondo, Aim»e, and Moreau, and Americans Rock Hudson, Cary Grant, and Ginger Rogers in partaking of Italian mealtime traditions. Dean Martin and John Wayne hover over a pan with eagerness, literally putting the "spaghetti" in the spaghetti Western's set. And no one looks more radiant than Sophia Loren, even as she's holding aloft a fork full of draping pasta.