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American Christmas Classic 'It's a Wonderful Life' is Based on an Italian-American

(20 12 2016) Darrell Fusaro

Frank Capra was so impressed with Amadeo Giannini's humility and generosity that he based the main character "George Bailey" in his 1946 film "It’s a Wonderful Life" on him.

IAWA Presents a Passion for Sicily and New York with Frank Polizzi and Nino Provenzano, Sat., September 10

(15 08 2011) IAWA .

On Saturday, September 10, 2011, the Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) presents two authors whose works reflect a passion for Sicily and New York. Frank Polizzi, whose...

In The Neighborhood

(15 05 2011) Darrell Fusaro

Italian-American Nicknames Are No Joke

(15 04 2010) Darrell Fusaro

Everyone’s familiar with nicknames. Mikey, Snookie, Noodles, The Situation. We’ve heard them all. But the ones given to you by your Italian-American friends? They always...

My Big Break Was a Humble Job in Hollywood.

(21 03 2010) Darrell Fusaro

People often ask, "How do you break into show biz?" I think I've discovered the answer.

Italian American Romance in the Era Before Roe v. Wade

(04 04 2009) Laura E. Ruberto

The 1963 film Love with the Proper Stranger dealt with the limited choices faced by an Italian American woman a decade before abortion was legalized in the U.S.

Armani “Pinocchio”

(05 02 2009) Dom Serafini

Here we go again... Hollywood contro Armani: é una questione di pelle

Westward the Women

(07 07 2008) Laura E. Ruberto

What Frank Capra and an obscure William Wellman western might tell us about Italian American women.

L’Italo Americano’s 100 Years of Service

(06 03 2008) Dom Serafini

America's oldest Italian newspaper celebrates its first century

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