Monday, June 06, 2005

It comes from the books.



"Giallo" was initially the name of a book collection launched in 1929 by an Italian publisher called Mondadori. They were the Italian version of the more famous American "Pulps" (which gave their name to the famous "Pulp Fiction" by Q. Tarantino) : cheap and easy-to-read thrillers.
Mondadori had chosen yellow ("giallo" in Italian) as the colour code for this collection.

Note the name of the author on this picture : at this time, it had to be an English name to be more credible (even if the real writer was called Giovanni Castellacci or something...).

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