Culture Grand Hotel Locarno: past and present Once adorned with glamourous faces... Locarno Film Festival, 1947 ...the arcades now cater to the needs of modern man. Laurine Chiarini The ground floor housed a restaurant, a hairdresser’s salon, and a disco. Locarno Film Festival Now the entrance has been taken over by Mcdonald’s tables. Laurine Chiarini Of the 1,200 seats, the best were just by the screen at the bottom of the garden. Locarno Film Festival One can now barely imagine a film session in the abandoned garden. Laurine Chiarini Hotspot of the Festival, the grand salon was home to many a piano improvisation, where the paths of Pasolini, Antonioni, Ana Magnani or Fassbinder would cross. Locarno Film Festival For Frédéric Maire, the piano bar was the very heart of the festival (apart from the screen, of course). Eduardo Simantob Late-night poolside parties were a popular event after the last screening of the day. Travel Republic ltd Today, the pool is virtually inaccessible. One can only catch a glimpse of it from a first-floor veranda Laurine Chiarini After its opening in 1876, the hotel was also a privileged venue for grand parties like this wedding, dated to the turn of last century. Locarno Film Festival This content was published on August 19, 2019 August 19, 2019 minutes Other languages: 6 Español (es) Gran Hotel Locarno: pasado y presente Português (pt) Grand Hotel Locarno: past and present 中文 (zh) 洛迦诺酒店：前世今生 عربي (ar) "غراند أوتيل" بلوركارنو بين الماضي والحاضر Pусский (ru) Grand Hotel Locarno: прошлое и настоящее 日本語 (ja) グランドホテル・ロカルノ：過去と現在 More More Anti-Semitism in Switzerland Anti-Semitic prejudices tend to rise to the surface during crises. Switzerland has a history of this kind of discrimination. Contributions under this article have been turned off. You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us! If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Newest first Oldest first Load more More More Swiss Film Selection SWI swissinfo.ch offers a selection of Swiss films in English chosen from the Swiss streaming platform Play Suisse. Share this story
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