22nd Edition of the International Exhibition of Humor

Theme of the year: MOON DESTINATION

  • This highly topical theme perhaps surprises the humorists who see in the moon landing that has just occurred a way to transfer terrestrial habits and vices to that planet. For Hernandez Guerrero, Cuba, a prelate entrusts a letter to the astronaut, pointing to the sky ...; Mario de Donà (Eronda) with skilful collage imagines to chase away negative things from the earth while Giuliano Nistri discovers the remains of a Doric capital on the lunar crust ... the participants come from over 30 countries and the drawings on display are approx. 600. RAI, Telemontecarlo, TeleBelgrade and the French ORTF cover the event.

    Nehar Tublek is awarded the Palme d'Or, Mario de Donà (Eronda) wins the Golden Date for the Fixed Theme; Adolf Born designs the manifesto.

    Umberto Domina wins the Palme d'Or for Humorous Literature with "Dead of fog" and Luciano Bianciardi is awarded the City of Bordighera prize for "Anti-history of the Risorgimento. Daghela ahead one step".

    Erminio Macario is awarded a special Palme d'Or Rama in recognition of his career.

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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

  • 1969 Domina Letteratura umoristica
  • 1969 Vaime Letteratura umoristica
  • 1969 Bagnasco Letteratura umoristica
  • 1969 Peynet Letteratura illustrata
  • 1969 Haacken letteratura ragazzi
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    Salone Internazionale dell'Umorismo

    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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