The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

January 20, 2012

January 20, 1920

Frederico Fellini (January 20, 1920 to October 31, 1993), director of film classics like La Strada (1954), had a happy childhood. As a young boy he read Il corriere dei piccoli at schoolThis was an Italian children’s magazine that reproduced traditional American cartoons..Cartoons like "Felix the Cat" so impressed the boy that he later collected and bound these magazines.

At the latter end of a career in film, Fellini, in 1985, received a Film Society of Lincoln Center Award for Cinematic Achievement. He was the first non-Hollywood director to receive the award, and Fellini, on June 10, received the award graciously, commenting, that he knew Americans were nice every since he saw "Felix the Cat" as a child.

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