46th Edition of the International Exhibition of Humor

Theme of the year: THE WORLD OF TENNIS

  • It is the edition of the great turning point: now in its 46th edition, the Salone moves to Sanremo in the splendid setting of the gardens of Villa Ormond. As we know this is only a temporary turning point but the effect is strongly felt by the whole world of humor linked to the Salone.
    The godmother of the event is Monica Seles, the great tennis player daughter of Karol formerly Palma d'Oro at the Salone, who takes the opportunity for recreation to recover from the shock of the April attack.
    Unfortunately, at the last moment, the tennis player's entourage advises against appearances and public engagements, so Monica has to give up; but only temporarily because it will be there the following year.
    Roland Fiddy, Great Britain, is awarded the Palme d'Or for Design; Eray Ozbec, Turkey, wins the Golden Date for the Fixed Theme and Achille Superbi designs the manifesto. Paolo Villaggio wins the Palme d'Or for Humorous Literature with "Dear Director, I write to you ..." Ed. Mondadori.
    The ribbon cutting is up to Sen. Luigi Grillo representing the Government, accompanied by the jazz of the Minimum Training Band. In the following days various events alternate: a big party in Piazza Bresca, a retrospective of the films of Ettore Scola, one of the first winners of the Palme d'Or, a debate on humor at the Casino in which Nantas Salvalaggio, Nino Manfredi, Luciano participate De Crescenzo and Luca Goldoni. In Bordighera there is a "Martini & Rossi" party in the garden of the Michelin Hotel: a very welcome reunion!
    The award ceremony is held at the Roof Garden of the Casino, the guest of honor will be the TV presenter and journalist, Maria Teresa Ruta.

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The Awards

The Salone recognizes the artistic qualities of the participants in drawing and literature with various awards. Some prestigious institutions wanted to add their patronage such as the Council of Europe, the Presidency of the Republic, the Municipality of Bordighera and various other regional bodies and private foundations. The main prizes awarded by juries of prominent 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

  • 1993_Villaggio Letteratura umoristica
  • 1993 Gino & Michele Letteratura umoristica
  • 1993 Appiano Letteratura umoristica
  • 1993 Zapparoli Letteratura illustrata
  • 1993 Nanetti Letteratura ragazzi
  • 1993 Costantini Humour Comics
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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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