Ettore Petrolini

Ettore Petrolini

Ettore Petrolini (January 13, 1884 – June 29, 1936) was an Italian stage and film actor, playwright, screenwriter and novelist. He is considered one of the most important figures of avanspettacolo, vaudeville and revue. He was noted for his numerous caricature sketches, and was the "inventor of a revolutionary and anticonformist way of performing". Petrolini is also remembered for having created the Dadaist character Fortunello. His contribution to the history of Italian theater is now widely acknowledged, especially with regard to his influence on 20th century comedy. His iconic character Gastone became a byword in Italian for a certain type of stagey snob. While his satirical caricature of the Roman Emperor Nero (created in 1917 and later the subject of a 1930 film) was widely perceived as a parody of Benito Mussolini, it may itself have influenced the mannerisms of the Fascist dictator.


Ettore Petrolini Discography


FC 3629 Ettore Petrolini Il Primo Disco Di Petrolini(LP, Gat) Fonit Cetra FC 3629 Italy 1983 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

7E - MQ 15, 7E MQ 15 Petrolini* Ritorna Petrolini(7", EP) La Voce Del Padrone, La Voce Del Padrone 7E - MQ 15, 7E MQ 15 Italy 1956 Sell This Version
3C 006-17856 M Petrolini* Gastone / Tanto Pe' Cantà(7") Columbia 3C 006-17856 M Italy 1972 Sell This Version
R 7289 Ettore Petrolini Er Sor Capanna / Gigetto Er Bullo(Shellac, 10") Disco "Grammofono" R 7289 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
R 7285 Ettore Petrolini I Salamini(Shellac, 10") La Voce Del Padrone R 7285 Italy Unknown Sell This Version


Petrolini* Melanconie Petroliniane 1 (Comp) Columbia Italy 1972 Sell This Version
3 C 062-17824 M Ettore Petrolini Er Mejo De Petrolini(LP, Comp) Columbia, EMI 3 C 062-17824 M Italy 1972 Sell This Version
3C 062-17823 M Petrolini* Melanconie Petroliniane 3(LP, Comp) Columbia 3C 062-17823 M Italy 1972 Sell This Version
3C 062-17822 M Petrolini* Melanconie Petroliniane 2(LP, Comp) Columbia 3C 062-17822 M Italy 1972 Sell This Version
7243 598205 2 1 Ettore Petrolini Made In Italy(CD, Comp, RE) EMI 7243 598205 2 1 Italy 2004 Sell This Version


1-37122 / 1-37126 Ettore Petrolini I Salamini / Canzone Guappa(Shellac, 11") Favorite 1-37122 / 1-37126 Italy Unknown Sell This Version

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