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Fellini mss. III, 1966-1970

Summary Information

Repository
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Lilly Library
Indiana University
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Phone: 812-855-2452
Fax: 812-855-3143
Email: liblilly@indiana.edu

Creator
Fellini, Federico, 1920-1993.

Title
Fellini mss. III, 1966-1970

Collection No.
LMC 2735

Extent
23 items

Language
Materials are in English

Abstract
Consists of correspondence and related manuscript materials between Italian film director Federico Fellini, 1920-1993 and Playboy Magazine.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

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.

Biographical-historical note paragraphs

Arrangement

The collection is organized into the following series: I. Correspondence; II. Writings.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence and related manuscript materials between Italian film director Federico Fellini, 1920-1993 and Playboy Magazine. The materials pertain to publication rights for Wingate Paine's Mirror of Venus, for which Fellini provided accompanying text; a proposed article on Fellini's experiences with the supernatural; and an early version of an interview about the film Fellini Satyricon, which appeared in its revised form in Playboy's May 1970 issue.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Acquired: 2011
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

Preferred Citation
[Item], Fellini mss. III, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Processing Information
Processed by Austin Alexander.

Completed in 2012


Series: Box 1 Correspondence

Arranged chronologically.

This series contains letters and interoffice memos regarding Playboy magazine's publication of articles.


Folder 1 4 Letters to and from James Goode at Playboy magazine in order to obtain magazine rights to the book Mirror of Venus by Fellini and Francoise Sagan (June-July, 1966). 

1 Interoffice memo (photocopied) regarding magazine rights to Mirror of Venus (July, 1966). 

2 Letters to and from associate editor James Goode at Playboy magazine about magazine rights to Mirror of Venus (July-August, 1966). 

2 Letters (both photocopied) to Fellini and Curtis pepper from associate editor John Gabree about Fellini's writing a Playboy magazine article on his thoughts regarding the supernatural (December, 1966). 

2 Interoffice memos at Playboy magazine regarding Fellini's writing of an article on his thoughts regarding the supernatural (1966-1967). 

5 Letters regarding Playboy magazine’s publication of an article on Fellini's thoughts regarding the supernatural; one of the letters is from Fellini himself (1967). 

Folder 2 5 Letters regarding Playboy magazine’s publication of Fellini's reflections on his film Satyricon (1969);  based on a previous interview with Fellini. The dates of the letters range from February to March, 1970;  one of the letters is from Fellini himself.

Series: Box 1 Writings

Contains typed copies of the article Playboy magazine was to publish regarding Fellini's thoughts on his film Satyricon (1969).


1 Galley copy of the Playboy magazine article on the film Satyricon (1969), based on a previous interview with Fellini. The galley copy is from May, 1970.  There is also a handwritten message on this copy from Fellini to his translator, Sally (Improta), telling her that the piece would have to be rewritten.

1 Typescript photocopy of Fellini's revised article for Playboy magazine in Italian; signed by Fellini (May, 1970).