Oscar Niemeyer in Mondadori’s old Milan headquarters on via Bianca di Savoia with a model of the building from the first version of the project in 1969.
Topolino (Mickey Mouse) illustrator
1965 – Some of the illustrators on the Topolino editorial staff
Addio alle Armi (A Farewell to Arms) by Ernest Hemingway
The first book in the Oscar series is Hemingway’s “Italian novel” A Farewell to Arms. The reference to the film on the cover – which has an image of the protagonist, American actor Rock Hudson – contributes to the success of the book. Image licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
Epoca’s five photographers
1964 – The five Epoca photographers sent to Palestine for Pope Paolo VI’s visit. From the left: Mario De Biasi, Giorgio Lotti, Sergio dal Grande, Angelo Cozzi and Walter Mori.
An editor at EPOCA
1964 – An editor working on the titles, subtitles and captions of an issue of the magazine.
Graphic department at EPOCA
1964 – Layout done by the graphic department
In 1962 Mondadori launched the first Italian newsmagazine "Panorama". Image licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
Arnoldo Mondadori and Walt Disney
1961 – Arnoldo Mondadori meets the famous Mickey Mouse creator Walt Disney at Milan’s Linate airport.
Paperodissea, which is a parody of Homer’s Odyssey, is written by Guido Martina and illustrated by Pier Lorenzo De Vita. It is published as numbers 268 ad 269 of the Topolino series dated 15 and 22 January 1961.
An illustrator at work
1958 - An illustrator at work for Grazia
Cover of Arianna first issue (April 1957)
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The first “Mondadori for You” bookstore
21 December 1954: The first Mondadori per Voi bookstore is inaugurated in Milan