Il Fornaretto di Venezia ovvero l'Inquisizione di Spagna. Tuesday, Wed. Thur & Fri. Oct. 12-14-15-16. [The Little Venetian Baker, or, The Spanish Inquisition] / The Little Baker of Venice. [New York]: Giordano Press, [ca. 1923].

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Il Fornaretto di Venezia ovvero l'Inquisizione di Spagna. Tuesday, Wed. Thur & Fri. Oct. 12-14-15-16. [The Little Venetian Baker, or, The Spanish Inquisition] / The Little Baker of Venice. [New York]: Giordano Press, [ca. 1923].

Description

This bilingual advertising handbill for the American premier of "Il Fornaretto di Venezia" at the 5th Avenue Play House, ca. 1923, was printed on all four pages in English and Italian, and contains three illustrations. 

The handbill opens to a large still of the film's climactic scene, in which the main character ("il fornaretto") is sentenced to death by a panel of inquisitors; it is captioned in Italian and English with the headline: "100 per 100 Parlata in Italiano [100% spoken in Italian]" which is repeated in perhaps more idiomatic  English, "All Talking 100% in Italian."

The rear panel advertises an additional performance by Miss Emilia Da Prato, soprano.

I have not run across this particular printer, Giordano Press, in any other Italian imprint in New York, nor found it in the 1905 Italian-American Directory, q.v., which is surprising given the need for competent Italian-language printers as well as publishers in 1920's New York.

Publisher

Giordano Press

Date

[ca. 1923]

Format

23cm x 15cm

Language

Italian
English

Citation

“Il Fornaretto di Venezia ovvero l'Inquisizione di Spagna. Tuesday, Wed. Thur & Fri. Oct. 12-14-15-16. [The Little Venetian Baker, or, The Spanish Inquisition] / The Little Baker of Venice. [New York]: Giordano Press, [ca. 1923].,” Italian-Language American Imprints: The Periconi Collection, accessed September 26, 2022, https://italianamericanimprints.omeka.net/items/show/540.

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