PROMINENT ITALIANAMERICANS      Window on America center              Dnipropetrovs’k                      Ukraine        ...
HISTORY History tells us that  about 5 million Italians  immigrated to the U.S  since 1800. Nowadays, Italian  Americans...
AMERICA’S EXPLORERS           Christopher            Columbus is perhaps            the most famous            Italian ex...
AMERICA’S EXPLORERS           The New World was named            "America" for Amerigo            Vespucci(1451-1512), th...
INNOVATORS       Italian Americans        created many of the        familiar items we        enjoy every day.       The...
SPORTSMEN      Rocky Marciano is the       only undefeated       heavyweight boxing       champion in history.      He r...
SPORTSMEN      In hockey, brothers       Phil and Tony       Esposito have set       records.      Phil once scored 76  ...
ANIMATED CARTOONS         Italian American           cartoonists have           created some of the           worlds most ...
ANIMATED CARTOONS          The man behind Tom and           Jerry, Yogi Bear, The           Flintstones, The Jetsons, The...
DESIGN Hollywoods famous Walk  of Fame holds nearly 400  stars imbedded in the  pavement. The stars are created by  Bill...
SINGERS     Born Alfred Cucozza in        Philadelphia in 1921,        Mario Lanza, took his        mothers name as his s...
SINGERS     Frank Sinatra, the Oscar,      Emmy and Grammy-      winning legend known as      "The Voice" and "The      C...
SINGERS     Liza Minnelli
SINGERS     Jon Bon Jovi
SINGERS     Madonna – Madonna     Louise Ciccone
SINGERS     Lady Gaga-Stefani     Joanne Angelina     Germanotta born     March 28, 1986), is an     American singer and ...
FILM PRODUCERS         The producer of all but          one of the first 17 James          Bond movies was Albert        ...
FILM PRODUCERS         The legendary father-and-          son team of Carmine and          Francis Ford Coppola,         ...
FILM PRODUCERS         Quentin        Tarantino
FILM PRODUCERS         Martin Scorsese is hailed         as one of the most         significant and         influential A...
POLITICIANS       Rudolph Giuliani served        two terms as Mayor of New        York City       Giuliani gained       ...
MOVIE ACTORS   HOW  MANY   CANYOU NAME?
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Prominent. Italian Americans

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28 January 2012 - English Speaking Club.
Today’s session at Window on America center Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine) started with a cross-cultural topic about “Prominent Italian Americans”. This topic was illustrated with a colorful book display about US entertainment celebrities and included documents about Madonna, S.Stallone, L.Di Caprio and others.
The slide show introduced famous American directors of Italian background. The movies by these directors from the WOA collection were presented to the club members.

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Prominent. Italian Americans

  1. 1. PROMINENT ITALIANAMERICANS Window on America center Dnipropetrovs’k Ukraine 2012
  2. 2. HISTORY History tells us that about 5 million Italians immigrated to the U.S since 1800. Nowadays, Italian Americans have gained success and esteem in all fields.
  3. 3. AMERICA’S EXPLORERS  Christopher Columbus is perhaps the most famous Italian explorer  In all, Christophoro Colombo (1451-1506) made four voyages to the New World.  On his third trip in 1498, he landed in Venezuela. It was the first time he actually set foot on the South American continent.
  4. 4. AMERICA’S EXPLORERS  The New World was named "America" for Amerigo Vespucci(1451-1512), the Florentine explorer and geographer who was a friend to Columbus.  He sailed to the New World in 1499, landing in what is now Brazil.  Vespucci was the first to advance the belief that the land discovered by Columbus was not India, but a new continent.  European cartographers named the New World in his honor.
  5. 5. INNOVATORS  Italian Americans created many of the familiar items we enjoy every day.  The Jacuzzi hot tub and spa were invented by the Jacuzzi family s came to America in 1907.  In 1926, they developed the deep well (jet) water pump that led to the famous whirlpool bath.
  6. 6. SPORTSMEN  Rocky Marciano is the only undefeated heavyweight boxing champion in history.  He retired in 1956 with a 49-0 record that counted 43 knockouts.  His real name was Rocco Marchegiano.
  7. 7. SPORTSMEN  In hockey, brothers Phil and Tony Esposito have set records.  Phil once scored 76 netted goals in a single season.  They played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers
  8. 8. ANIMATED CARTOONS Italian American cartoonists have created some of the worlds most popular animated characters.  Donald Duck, by Alfred Tagliafero;  WoodyWoodpecker, by Walter Lantz, (born "Lanza");  Casper, the Friendly Ghost, by Joseph Oriolo.
  9. 9. ANIMATED CARTOONS  The man behind Tom and Jerry, Yogi Bear, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, The Smurfs and Scooby-Doo is Joseph Barbera, director, producer, and co-founder of Hanna-Barbera Film Studios.  A banker and free-lance cartoonist, he met Bill Hanna at MGM in 1937.  In 1957, they started their own animation studio and went on to win seven Oscars during their long collaboration.
  10. 10. DESIGN Hollywoods famous Walk of Fame holds nearly 400 stars imbedded in the pavement. The stars are created by Bill Paternostro, a terrazzo artist. He takes about two days to make a star, composed of thick colored concrete with tiny marble chips and the name of the star, which is in brass.
  11. 11. SINGERS  Born Alfred Cucozza in Philadelphia in 1921, Mario Lanza, took his mothers name as his stage name and became the first vocalist to sell 2.5 million albums and the first singer to receive a gold disc for his recording of "Be My Love.“  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieT purj3tCU&feature=related
  12. 12. SINGERS  Frank Sinatra, the Oscar, Emmy and Grammy- winning legend known as "The Voice" and "The Chairman of the Board," was born in, New Jersey in 1915 and died in 1998.  He made more than 2,000 recordings, many movies, and numerous television and cabaret performances  He raised millions of dollars for charities during his 60-year career
  13. 13. SINGERS  Liza Minnelli
  14. 14. SINGERS  Jon Bon Jovi
  15. 15. SINGERS  Madonna – Madonna Louise Ciccone
  16. 16. SINGERS  Lady Gaga-Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta born March 28, 1986), is an American singer and songwriter. Born and raised in New York City
  17. 17. FILM PRODUCERS  The producer of all but one of the first 17 James Bond movies was Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli.  Broccoli launched the 007 film series in 1962 His last film was "Golden Eye" in 1995.  His ancestors developed and named the popular vegetable in Italy in the 19th century.
  18. 18. FILM PRODUCERS  The legendary father-and- son team of Carmine and Francis Ford Coppola, who won four Oscars in 1975 for The Godfather, Part II.  Carmine, who was a flautist for Arturo Toscanini, composed the soundtrack and Francis, who first won an Oscar for Patton, directed the film.
  19. 19. FILM PRODUCERS  Quentin Tarantino
  20. 20. FILM PRODUCERS  Martin Scorsese is hailed as one of the most significant and influential American filmmakers of all time, directing landmark films such as “Mean Streets”,”Taxi driver”, “Raging Bulls”, “Goodfellas”
  21. 21. POLITICIANS  Rudolph Giuliani served two terms as Mayor of New York City  Giuliani gained international attention for his leadership during and after the  September11, 2001 attacks on the WTC. For those actions, he received an honorary knighthood from Queen Elisabeth II in 2002
  22. 22. MOVIE ACTORS  HOW MANY CANYOU NAME?

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