Fellini mss., 1968-1983
Papers, 1968-1983, of Federico Fellini at the Lilly Library, Indiana University,
Electronic finding aid encoded by Beth Benda.
Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Materials are in Italianand English.
Consists of drawings, film scripts, and
other writings by Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini, 1920-1993.
This collection is open for research.
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[Item], Fellini mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Italian filmmaker, 1920-1993, whose best known films include
La Dolce Vita and
The Satyricon. The term
paparazzi comes from a character named Paparazzo in his film
La Dolce Vita.
Scope and Content Note
Consists of drawings, film scripts, and other writings by Italian filmmaker Federico
Fellini, 1920- 1993.
Materials arranged alphabetically by title.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in
IUCAT, the IU Libraries' online
catalog. Materials about related topics, persons or places can be found by searching the
catalog using these terms.
Motion picture producers and
See Pinelli mss., Lillly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington.
Fare un film.
The original typescript manuscript of
Fare un film
in Italian (Turin: Einaudi, 1980; Zurich: Diogenes Verlag, 1980). Signed by
director. Contains corrections in Fellini's hand. Includes a color sketch of
Gelsomina, the protagonist of
La Strada on the
cover, which was eventually used as the cover for the Italian edition of the
Block-notes di un regista.
Appunti di Federico Fellini (the first version of the script for the film,
Intervista, 1987) in Italian.
Ginger e Fred.
The original typescript manuscript in Italian. Bound and signed on the front page
by Federico Fellini.
Ginger and Fred.
English translation. Xerox copy. Contains some corrections by Fellini.
Prova d'orchestra in Italian, 1979
The front page contains Fellini's drawing of an orchestra director's arm, a baton,
and a music stand. Last page is a color sketch that contrasts Fellini as he dreams
of himself to Fellini as he actually is.
Italian xerox copy. Color drawing (orange) of orchestra director with outstretched
baton and music stand.
Italian script of television commercial for Campari Soda. 1983
Xerox copy. Signed by Fellini.
E la nava va
Italian typescript first copy but with no corrections. Original story idea for the
film by Fellini and Tonino Guerra upon which the original shooting script was
based. Contains a color drawing on the cover, with Fellini's signature, of the
ominous battleship of the film.
Juliet of the Spirits.
Original English translation of the screenplay.
(6 notebooks. All Xerox copies and in Italian)
Opening sequence. In Italian. Sequence #1. First page is color drawing of
principal and young scholar dressed in black uniform. Titled Il preside Bosch, detto 'Zeus'
L'arrivo a Roma
Protagonist's arrival in the city. In Italian. Sequence #2. First page is color
drawing of heavyset woman carrying bag of groceries with a cigarette in her
mouth and a soldier holding a shield wearing an elaborate helmet with long
Traffic jam on the autostrads. In Italian. Sequence #3. First page is color
drawing of the back of a heavyset person in motion.
Sequence without number. In Italian. First page is color drawing of a cardinal,
front and side views.
In Italian. Sequence #7. First page is a brothel scene showing the legs of a
heavyset woman walking down a stairway.
Gli aristocratici e il defile
The aristocrats and the fashion show. In Italian. Sequence #8. First page is
color drawing of cardinal hat with sketching of cardinal in design of hat.
Carbon copy. Numerous corrections in Fellini's hand in Italian. Notations in
director's hand referring to various shots on location, plus numerous changes in
dialogue and shots. Small sketch on cover, cancelled in pencil but clearly
visible. Color drawing on last page (75) of decapitated head and beach ball on a