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The Origin of the Paparazzi

The Origin of the Paparazzi

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Buzzing photographers

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In the 1950s, magazines were looking for unstaged pictures of celebrities, and they were willing to offer a healthy payment to those who could get photos, especially in compromising positions.

Photographer Tazio Secchiaroli was one of the first to take one of these photographs of King Farouk of Egypt. King Farouk became upset being photographed while sitting with two women, neither of which were his wife.


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Two theories of the term paparazzi

One theory is that an Italian film producer, Federico Fellini, modelled a film after Secchiarioli, calling him Paparazzo because the word reminded him of a buzzing insect that is always hovering, darting, stinging. The film La Dolce Vita came out in 1960 and meant "the sweet life."

Another theory is that the word came from an Italian hotel manager, Coriolono Paparazzo. English author George Gissing wrote a travel book in 1901 and recorded the name in it. Later in 1958, Ennio Flaiano, the screenwriter on the film, read the book and found the name, Paparazzo.


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