Theme of the year: BACK TO THE NATURE
Long live nature! This year's theme is an invitation and a strong affirmation: an invitation to try your hand at a theme that becomes increasingly urgent to deepen and a peremptory affirmation. This year, the fame and importance of the Salone continues to expand beyond the border and the designs come from Turkey, Australia, Japan, Thailand, Argentina, Mexico as well as from Italy / Europe and the Eastern bloc. . Despite the multiplicity of personal expressive ways, the drawings have a common connotation: concern for pollution in general. Concern that we will see accentuated in the edition of 81.
Benito Jacovitti, Italy, wins the Palme d'Or, George Brenner, Hungary, the Golden Date for the Fixed Theme and Bill Brewer, USA, designs the poster.
Raymond Peynet and Carlo Silva, France / Italy, won the Palme d'Or for Humorous Literature with "How to make war with love".
A welcome recognition comes from the Commissioner of the Venice Biennale, signed by Gian Luigi Rondi: the invitation to attend the XXXII International Film Festival. The Salone enters with full merit among the most important Italian events. And indeed with Viva la Natura! the collaboration of intent begins with the Council of Europe which is responsible for hosting the drawings in its headquarters in Strasbourg and in other important European institutions.
The Council of Europe declares to recognize and appreciate the popular value of humorous drawings engaged in universal themes.
Mario Corso, the half-winger of Inter called the left-handed of God, receives the Peynet-SOA award, intended for personalities who stand out for their skill and simplicity. Combination wants Sandro Mazzola to stay in Sanremo and for Corso to ask to extend the invitation also to Mazzola to calm the Inter milieu shaken by the difficult relations between the two. No sooner said than done; The Salone frames the “peace of Bordighera”, as the title of Corriere della Sera.
Other welcome guests cheer the award ceremony evening, are Nanni Svampa, Lino Patruno and Antonella Bottazzi who present a repertoire of their famous cabaret songs.
Peynet together with Cesare works tirelessly on the creation of a feature film in cartoons where the two sweethearts make a journey around the world that begins in Rome, includes Bordighera among the numerous stops and ends in Paris. A welcome tribute to Bordighera!
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.
ASSOCIAZIONE SALONE INTERNAZIONALE 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)
The employees of the Autonomous Tourist Board and of the Municipality of Bordighera