SOPHIA LOREN: Movie Star Italian Style

SOPHIA LOREN: Movie Star Italian Style

CINDY DE LA HOZ    Book Number: 87493    Product format: Hardback

Turning heads in enduring classics like Houseboat, The Millionairess, Arabesque, Marriage Italian Style, Two Women, and Heller In Pink Tights, the international movie star Sophia Loren grew up in a small Neapolitan town ravaged by war. With no connection to the film world whatsoever, her mother propelled her into a career in Italian films and eventually in Hollywood and on to the world stage. Sophia had extraordinary success starring in some of the most epic blockbusters of the 50s, 60s and 70s and impressed in moving dramatic roles opposite the likes of Cary Grant, Paul Newman, Peter Sellers, Antony Quinn, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Marlon Brando, Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton and Clark Gable. Her best roles were indomitable women of Italy fighting for family, full of life, passion and strength. In Italy she also had her finest collaborators in director Vittorio De Sica and co-star Marcello Mastroianni, not to mention Carlo Ponti, her husband and the producer of many of her films including such classics as Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow and A Special Day. Part one of this super photographic tribute is biographical, quoting from those who knew her best with a stunning array of photos right back to her first Holy Communion to her mid 80s. Part two covers her cinematic legacy through images, behind-the-scene stories, trade reviews, memories from both Sophia and her collaborators, and plot summaries. "Looking back on the child I was, my life seems a fairy tale" she says. "Two big advantages I had at birth were to have been born wise and to have been born in poverty." Hundreds of gorgeous and rare photos, colour, plus movie posters and black and white stills such as playing a fishmonger in Scandal in Sorrento, 1955. In the 1994 film Ready to Wear, Sophia and Marcello recreated one of the great moments in film history - the striptease from Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Sophia looks amazing in her black basque. 264 pages of great physical beauty. 8¼" x 10".
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ISBN 9780762461318
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