Right after World War II Italian film director Roberto Rossellini was on its way to become one of the most important directors of neorealist cinema. In 1948 he received a letter from a Swedish actress who had seen his movies and wanted to make a film with him. Her name was Ingrid Bergman and this letter to Rossellini was the start of their love affair. The couple had become close friends with Enzo Ferrari and when Roberto wanted a present for Ingrid to celebrate their wedding anniversary, the choice was obvious: a custom made Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe. Ingrid was delighted with her present and called it her “Growling Baby”.
May 9, 2008