Telefoni Bianchi (Italian ‘White Telephone’ Films of the 1930’s)

In the 1930’s, a white telephone was a luxury item and a symbol of opulence. This visual status symbol indicated great wealth and represents an era of Italian filmmaking focused on the glamorous lives of those¬†who could afford such an ostentatious technology1. The aesthetic of these films revolved around¬†lush settings and grand, splendid worlds in…
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