14th Edition of the International Exhibition of Humor

Theme of the year: HUMOUR FOR PEACE

  • There are drawings by humorists from 28 nations. Franco Barberis is awarded the Palme d'Or; Gigi Vidris and Marino Guarguaglini win ex-aequo the Golden Date for the Fixed Theme; Giorgio Cavallo still designs the manifesto. Carlo Manzoni wins the Palme d'Or for humorous literature with "One shot in the head and you are more beautiful, angel!".

    The exhibition takes place at the Belvedere Hotel with awards ceremony on August 12, followed by a convivial dinner at the Chez Louis Restaurant. It closes on August 30th.

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The Awards

The drawings

Books of the year

  • 1961 Manzoni Letteratura umoristica
  • 1961 Buckner Letteratura umoristica
  • 1961 Cecil Letteratura umoristica
  • 1961 Berg Letteratura illustrata
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    The event could not have lasted for over fifty years without the contribution of numerous "volunteers" and "precepts" who brought enthusiasm and desire to do whatever the task received, with nineteenth-century shifts! From the choice of the drawings, to the preparation of the panels (always the same every year), to the posting with various pins of the hundreds of drawings up to the presence on stage.

    We therefore want to thank, in absolutely no order but with equal contributions, all those who come to mind, apologizing if we miss some, but we are ready to fix it!

    Sponsors: Agnesi, Olio Calvi, Olio Carli, Pallanca, Martini & Rossi, Atkinsons, Seat - Pagine Gialle, Fiat, Citizen, La Stampa, Radio Montecarlo, etc.

    The accommodation activities, Chez Louis, Bar GP, La Vecchia, Mino du Re Dolceacqua, Terme di Pigna, Ristorante Cacciatori Imperia, Hotel Michelin,

    Presenters: Luisella Berrino, Cesare Viazzi, Roberto Basso (Rama di Palma d'Oro 1985)

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