Nino Rota - La Dolce Vita: Finale (La Dolce Vita: Original Soundtrack Recording)
Sylvia come Via Lattea (“Sylvia as the Milky Way”): One of Fellini’s preparatory sketches of Anita Ekberg as La Dolce Vita’s Sylvia
Anita Ekberg & Federico Fellini during rehearsals for Ekberg’s dip in the Trevi Fountain in La Dolce Vita (1960, dir. Federico Fellini) (via)
Anita Ekberg warming up on the set of La Dolce Vita after wading in the Trevi Fountain (1959) (via)
“Anita Ekberg was a glorious apparition! She was like phosphorus, an extraterrestrial with a lunar pallor in her face and hair. It’s been a long time since I saw Anita. Watching her weather so many seasons as she has…I particularly appreciate her because in one of my films, a filmetto called Intervista, I narrated a visit with Mastroianni to her villa in the country. She’s a woman of a certain age who’s put on weight, who lives with her dogs and ducks, like a happy peasant.
And I saw she’d aged gracefully, a tranquil aging, sober, wise…She’s no longer the glorious diva, the Olympian she once was but she seems to me a beautiful example of serenity.”
-Federico Fellini, 1993 (via)