Re: Whatever happened to Enzo Staiola?

Jean Hewlett (
Thu, 18 Oct 2001 14:11:01 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Peter,
Thank you so much! This is far more than I ever expected! I will pass
your suggestions on to our patron.

"Delin, Peter" wrote:
> Dear Jean,
> I have checked several resources and I didn't find really anything about
> Enzo Staiola (or Stajola). I think there doesn't exist any book or
> journal article about Staiola and their seems to be nothing on the
> internet. Perhaps one might find something in books or articles about
> child actors.
> I think the best way to get information about him is to contact Enzo
> Staiola himself. If he is still alive he is 62 years old today (When he
> played Bruno in "Bicycle Thieves"(1948) he was nine years old).
> In any case in december 1995 Enzo Staiola took part in a presentation
> of a book and a CD "Music and Cinema - the italian neorealism" in Rome
> as one of several historical personalities of neorealism.
> This meeting has been organised by CAM - Creazioni artistiche e musicali
> Here is their adress:
> Perhaps they know how to contact Enzo Staiola.
> If he still lives in Rome this might be his adress and telephone number:
> Staiola, Enzo
> P. Albini Augusto 5
> 00154 Roma RM
> Italy
> Tel: +390651600351
> This is the source of the italian press agency ANSA, where I have found
> the information about the book presentation:
> Un'operazione promossa per la prima volta nella storia
> dell'editoria cinematografica-musicale relativa al neorealismo
> e' stata presentata a Roma con il Libro & Cd ''Musica e cinema -
> il neorealismo italiano'' con la partecipazione di numerosi
> ''personaggi storici'' che con le loro testimonianze hanno fatto
> rivivere l'atmosfera di quegli anni.
> L'iniziativa e' della Cam (Creazioni artistiche e musicali)
> che con la partecipazione di Francesca Campi e di Alberto
> Lattuada, Carlo Lizzani, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Ugo Pirro, Enzo
> Serafin, Enzo Staiola , Giuliano Montaldo e del maestro Andrea
> Ridolfi hanno discusso del neorealismo e dell'importanza delle
> colonne sonore nei film.
> His last film was made in 1977 (not in the IMDb)
> La ragazza dal pigiama giallo
> Regia: Flavio Mogherini
> Cast: Ray Milland, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Michele Placido, Mel Ferrer
> Howard Ross , Enzo Staiola
> If you don't succeed to contact Enzio Staiola directly try the library
> They collect all information about italian film history and they
> preserve the films. Perhaps they have italian newspaper clipping files.
> With kind regards
> Peter Delin/Videolektorat
> Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin
> Jean Hewlett schrieb:
> >
> > Can anyone suggest a source where I can find biographical information
> > about Enzo Staiola, the child actor who appeared in "The Bicycle Thief?"
> >
> > Our patron is especially interested in what Staiola did after he quit
> > making movies around 1960.
> >
> > So far we have checked:
> > IMDB: Lists 10 films, DOB 15 Nov 1939, Rome, Italy. AKA Enzo Stajola.
> > Current Biography: No Listing
> > Gale Biography Resource Center: No Listing
> > Biography & Geneaology Master Index: Lists one source, "Italian Films: A
> > Who's Who" by John Stewart
> > "Italian Films: A Who's Who": Lists DOB, AKA, and 13 films, says
> > "...never recaptured the dynamism of his first role. He eventually quit
> > movies."
> >
> > Any further suggestions will be most appreciated! Thanks!
> > Jean Hewlett
> > North Bay Cooperative Library System, Santa Rosa CA
> >