Hello again; I am writing today to update the post about the Giostra Du Re or the King’s Amusement. I always encourage my clients to supply me with video, and now that the owner has done that; I wanted to make sure that everyone got to see it.
A Little Explanation
This video was taken a long time ago and originally recorded on VHS tape. The famous Italian singer Gabriella Ferri wanted a carousel for a scene she was filming for a television show. The horse you see in the video is not part of the amusement. The owner added that just for the tv shooting. I’m told the song is about horses or a horse thus the addition. Not speaking Italian I don’t really know. I just know that this will give you a real good idea of just how special this attraction is.
Without any further delay Here is the video. I have been told by one friend that it is a very good video and the flowers in the hair of the violin player made her laugh. Please let me know what you think of the video. I hope you enjoy watching it even if you don’t have any interest in the carousel. And if you do like it, please use the buttons to share on social media.
Gabriella Ferri’s Bio
I took this information from Her Wikipedia page. Gabriella Ferri was born September 18, 1942 and died April 3, 2004. She was an Italian singer born in Rome. Ferri’s career began in a Milan nightclub in 1963. By 1965, she had broken in to the Rome singing scene by singing popular Roman songs. One of her biggest hits was “Sempre” (“Always”). During her career, she also performed Neapolitan and Latin American pieces. During the 1970’s, she starred in several popular TV shows. By the 1990’s, however, she had largely left the spotlight. She died in Corchiano, province of Viterbo, after falling from a third-floor balcony in an apparent suicide. Family members dispute this, saying she may have fallen ill after taking anti-depression medication and lost her balance.
Do You Recognize It?
I have come to understand that Ferri has a lot of fans in Italy. I imagine even now there are many of them who still have fond memories of her. And they may even rebroadcast her television appearances in Italy and Europe. So, I’m challenging my readers. In the comments section I want you to let me know if you can name the song she is singing. Also, can you tell me the name of the show this would have been filmed for? Perhaps you can at least guess the year based on her clothing or some other visual cues. I would also love it if you would share your memories of Gabriella. I should remind readers that I am almost totally blind, so please be extra descriptive in your comments. It seams this amusement has even more Italian history than I first thought. Even more reason to keep it in tact and in Italy.
Needing Your Help
I am enjoying working on this project. I am starting to feel a responsibility for the future of this amazing attraction. I want and need it to go to a good home, and I will need your help for that. I don’t have any contacts among the art world. I wouldn’t really know how to start contacting museums or even know which ones would be most likely to have some interest in the Giostra Du Re. I’m hoping that interest from fans of Ferri as well as people who appreciate this as a work of art will help me find it the perfect new home. So, please share this with your friends, family and coworkers. Feel free to forward it to anyone you know in the news media or the entertainment world who might be able to draw needed attention to this cause. I will greatly appreciate your help.
I’m always happy to hear from my readers. I look forward to your comments and questions. And you don’t have to need my help to stop by. I enjoy meeting new people and making new friends. If you reach out to me on social media I will almost always accept invitations. This is because i truly believe you never know where the next great friend, colleague, or idea is going to come from. So until next time, thanks and take care, Max