An American In Italy

A semester spent in Europe... Rome, specifically.

Monday, November 08, 2004

Vir Italicus



If one spends five minutes around me, one will probably be accosted with my rant against the Italian man. Passed along to me by Zadok, this unposed photo by Ruth Orkin (called "An American Girl in Italy") shows that the staring and leering has apparently been around since at least 1951.

Bleeeeh, Italian men!

3 Comments:

At 1:18 PM, Blogger Sarah "Mel" said...

Laur, that is one of my favorite photographs evah! MWA, I love you!

Of course, that's how I feel a lot of the time here in Walla Walla. Not from the college guys, but from the townies. Boys these days are so rude!

 
At 2:40 PM, Blogger Zadok the Roman said...

that the staring and leering has apparently been around since at least 1951.So it's not just for your benefit...

(ducks and runs...)

 
At 11:12 AM, Blogger Dr. Zook said...

The photograph is entilted "An American Girl in Italy" and was taken by Ruth Orkin in 1951. The girl in the photograph is Ninalee Craig. Here's an article about the above photograph, wwith Ninalee's viewpoint on her visit to Italy and waht was happening at the time the picture was taken and her attitude at the time: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44182286/ns/today-today_people/t/subject-american-girl-italy-photo-speaks-out/

 

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