49th Edition of the International Exhibition of Humor

Theme of the year: NUCLEAR?? GENTLEMEN! NO THANKS...

  • For the fourth (and last) time the Salone is a guest of Sanremo, at the Ariston theater. The godmother is the organization "Greenpeace", a way to reiterate how humor is able to draw attention to big problems, making people smile and reflect. to the resumption of French nuclear tests when the memory of the Chernobyl disaster is still fresh.
    In fact, the title of the theme leaves no room for interpretation and gathers the participation of 75 nations. The position of the humorists is unequivocal.
    The exhibition was inaugurated on July 20th and the award ceremony will take place on the 25th at the Roof of the Casino.

    The exhibition which includes over 300 drawings, representing 75 nations, is once again a success with the public: over 8000 visitors is the reasoned estimate of the organizers.

    Guest of honor at the review is the writer Luciano De Crescenzo, already awarded the Palme d'Or with his "Thus spoke Bellavista".

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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

  • 1996 De Mello Letteratura umoristica
  • 1996 Carretto Letteratura umoristica
  • 1996 Novelli Letteratura umoristica
  • 1996 Bergamasco Letteralmente illustrata
  • 1996 Indrio Letteratura ragazzi
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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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