Copacabana Palace
Fachada do Copacabana Palace.jpg

Copacabana Palace is an Italian comedy film from 1962, directed by Steno, written by Luciano Vincenzoni, starring Walter Chiari, Mylène Demongeot and Franco Fabrizi.[1][2]


Antônio Carlos Jobim wrote "Samba do Avião" for this film, where it was performed by Jula De Palma and I 4 + 4 di Nora Orlandi. The movie was filmed in Rio de Janeiro and features cameo appearances by Jobim, João Gilberto and Os Cariocas.[3]

The first performance of the song was by Jobim and Os Cariocas in August 1962 at the Au Bon Gourmet restaurant in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, as it featured Jobim, João Gilberto, Vinícius de Moraes and Os Cariocas on stage together for the only time.



  1. ^ Giraldi, Massimo (2007). I film di Steno (in Italian). Gremese. pp. 24, 75–78. ISBN 978-8884404619.
  2. ^ Nash, Jay Robert; Ross, Stanley Ralph (1986). "Copacabana Palace". The Motion Picture Guide. Cinebooks. p. 116. ISBN 978-0-933997-03-5.
  3. ^ Rodrigues, António (2008). O Rio no cinema. Nova Fronteira. p. 171. ISBN 978-8520920589.