Sophia Loren

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Born out of wedlock in fascist Italy, Sofia Scicolone seemed destined for a life of shame, poverty, and suffering. That she survived the bombings, food shortages, and epidemics of World War II was a miracle in itself. But she went on to astound the world as Sophia Loren, one of the most beautiful and talented superstars of this century. She costarred with Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra in her very first international film, and went on to work opposite many of their peers, including Clark Gable, John Wayne, Alan ...
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Overview

Born out of wedlock in fascist Italy, Sofia Scicolone seemed destined for a life of shame, poverty, and suffering. That she survived the bombings, food shortages, and epidemics of World War II was a miracle in itself. But she went on to astound the world as Sophia Loren, one of the most beautiful and talented superstars of this century. She costarred with Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra in her very first international film, and went on to work opposite many of their peers, including Clark Gable, John Wayne, Alan Ladd, William Holden, Marlon Brando, Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston, Paul Newman, David Niven, Peter O'Toole, Anthony Quinn, Peter Finch, Omar Sharif, and Richard Burton. Sophia Loren reveals the truth behind the legend who was once described as Italy's most perfect - and enigmatic - work of art since the Mona Lisa. The story of her rise from homely and skinny toothpick to awesome love goddess begins with Sophia's frustrated mother, a Greta Garbo lookalike who transferred her own dreams of stardom to her daughter. Following a chance meeting with producer Carlo Ponti, Sophia became his "protegee," acting in some of his films and becoming the married Ponti's mistress. Sophia and Ponti have been together ever since. For nearly two decades they were treated like criminals in Italy, where, until 1970, citizens were denied the right to divorce without approval from the Vatican. Facing criminal prosecution, Sophia and Ponti became exiles. The story of how they were eventually able to return to Italy, only to be later prosecuted for alleged tax evasion, is just part of author Warren G. Harris's intimate portrait of one of the celebrity world's most remarkable - and secretive - marriages. Also covered in depth are Sophia's remarkable personal relationships with Cary Grant, Peter Sellers, Richard Burton, and others who fell under her spell. The Pontis are one of the wealthiest couples in Europe. Their magnificent villa near Rome once contained a collection of paintin
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Veteran narrator Nadia May cannot enliven this overlong title. Harris, a seasoned show-biz biographer, concentrates on Loren's career, creating an extraordinarily detailed filmography that may be better suited to print than audio. In formulaic fashion, Harris provides a plot summary for each of Loren's many films, a blow-by-blow account of the films' productions, speculations about affairs with her costars, and, finally, critical reviews and audience reaction. With accounts of Loren's personal life coming mainly from secondary sources, the listener is ultimately unsure of Loren's true feelings and beliefs, despite the quantity of information presented. It is also unfortunate that so little time is devoted to Loren's eventful childhood in Mussolini's Italy. Considering the poor sound quality of this recording, which includes background noise and abrupt starts and stops, most libraries can safely stick to the book.--Beth Farrell, Portage Cty. Dist. Lib., Ohio
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780708990278
  • Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 11/1/1998
  • Series: Charnwood Large Print Series
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 6.19 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 1.60 (d)

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