20 Stunning Black and White Photos of Italian Screen Stars Taken by Tazio Secchiaroli in the 1960s and 1970s

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Tazio Secchiaroli (1925 – 1998) was an Italian photographer known as one of the original paparazzi. He founded the agency Roma Press Photo in 1955.
Secchiaroli was the inspiration for the Paparazzo character in Fellini’s film La Dolce Vita. Much of Fellini’s research into the profession of tabloid journalism was simply buying dinner for Secchiaroli and his friends, and listening to their exploits.
Ironically, by the time the term ‘paparazzi’ was coined, Secchiaroli had become more of an insider in the Italian film industry and had left the paparazzi-style attack photography behind. He became well known for informal candid portraits of film stars, both at the studio and at their homes.
Here are some of the silver screen stars he portrayed at the height of his career in the 1960s and 1970s:
Claudia Cardinale, 1961

Vittorio De Sica on the set of Marriage Italian Style, Cinecittà, 1964

Elsa Martinelli on the set of The Tenth Victim, 1965

Federico Fellini during the filming of 8 1/2, 1963

Fellini during the filming of Amarcord, 1974

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