Snapshot, 1954: Elli Parvo and her vivacious Vignale
The Italian actress Elli Parvo is at the height of her film career, having starred in a wide selection of predominantly Italian pictures including The Gates of Heaven and Seven Years of Happiness. And could there be a more fitting car for a beautiful and successful star than a V12-powered Ferrari dressed in a glorious and oh-so-elegant Vignale body? Its high waistline, intricate wire wheels, and abundant brightwork are almost as dazzling as Parvo in that modest yet elegant outfit.
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