The Hollywood Times

The Hollywood Times

Italian American Author, Andrews Anselmi’s new book, The Iron Butterfly Peels Back the Negative Narratives of Italian Americans as Shown in Hollywood

How Being an Italian-American Has Changed in the Last Forty Years

How Being an Italian-American Has Changed in the Last Forty Years

Most Italian American families, like mine, arrived in L’America between 1880 and 1924. Our ancestors were fleeing the rural poverty of Southern Italy and Sicily for a booming economy that helped those who eventually returned to Italy do so with their pockets filled.