All of us, no matter who we are, have an opinion on the paparazzi. Many photographers believe that they’re the lowest form of life that wields a camera. Celebrities also usually aren’t great fans of them, either – particularly after the events that allegedly led up to this incident in 1997. But they’re here to stay and it’s unlikely they’re going to disappear any time soon. But how did they begin to exist in the first place?
This video from Nerdwriter takes a look at the history of the paparazzi, all the way back to the origins of the Italian film industry. An industry that movie fan and fascist dictator Benito Mussolini attempted to create prior to World War 2 when he opened the 4.3 million square foot Cinecittà Studios in 1937. But it was the postwar era that created the paparazzi after Cinecittà went through something of a transformation.