1953 cover featuring Margherita, Archduchess of Austria-Este
|Former editors||Alberto Mondadori |
|Categories||Current affairs magazine|
|First issue||14 October 1950|
Epoca (meaning Age in English) was an Italian illustrated weekly current events magazine published in Milan, Italy.
History and profile
During the period until 1960 when Enzo Biagi edited Epoca the magazine covered current affairs news, social attitudes as well as TV news. The magazine also included frequent and detailed articles about Hollywood stars of the period and Italian movie stars such as Gina Lollobrigida. The weekly had offices in New York, Paris and Tokyo. From June 1952 to the late 1958 the Cuban-Italian writer Alba de Céspedes wrote an agony column, called Dalla parte di lei, in the magazine.
Then Epoca became part of Rizzoli Editori and began to cover travel and nature news with photographs and scientific articles. The magazine had a section called I bei posti (meaning Beautiful Places in English) where the photographs of unknown places such as Bahamas, Marrakesh and Acapulco by Mario de Biasi, Alfredo Panucci and Giorgio Lotti were published.
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