20th Edition of the International Exhibition of Humor

Theme of the year: THE YOUNGSTERS

  • It is the twentieth anniversary of the Salone and a selection of drawings is exhibited in Montreal at the Pavillon de l'Humour while the famous American magazine "The Cartoonist" publishes an article by Jerry Robinson on the Salone.

    Zoran Jovanovic (Serbia) is awarded the Palme d'Or; Ismet Voljevica, Croatia, wins the Golden Date for the Fixed Theme and Raymond Peynet designs the poster. Enzo Tortora wins the Palme d'Or for Humorous Literature with "Le forche caudine".

    Numerous personalities participate in this edition; among these, Angelo Rizzoli and Valentino Bompiani, Enzo Tortora and Raymond Peynet, Jerry Robinson and Larry Katzman, Fernanda Pivano and Guido De Maria.

    Enzo Tortora gives Cesare Perfetto a tribute with a dedication by the humorists to celebrate the twentieth anniversary.

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The Awards

The Salone recognizes the artistic qualities of the participants in drawing and literature with several awards. Some prestigious institutions have wanted to add their patronage such as the Council of Europe, the Presidency of the Republic, the City of Bordighera and various other regional bodies and private foundations. The main prizes that are awarded by juries of outstanding personalities are the Palme d'Or trophy which represents the highest recognition for the Authors, the Golden Date and the Silver Date.

The drawings

Books of the year

  • 1967 Tortora Letteratura umoristica
  • 1967 Mead Letteratura umoristica
  • 1967 Baldini Letteratura umoristica
  • 1967 Molino 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!

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

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