2,000 POSTS DONE!, so I am posting less frequently, but will still be adding news, comments and photos.. As archived, its a ramble through my movie watching, music and old magazine store and discussing People We Like [Loren, Monroe, Vitti, Romy Schneider, Lee Remick, Kay Kendall, Anouk & Dirk Bogarde, Delon, Belmondo, Jean Sorel, Belinda Lee; + Antonioni, Hitchcock, Wilder, Minnelli, Cukor, Joni Mitchell, David Hockney etc]. As Pauline Kael wrote: "Art, Trash and the Movies"!
Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.
Saturday, 14 May 2011
Sophia in L.A. 4 May 2011
AN EVENING WITH SOPHIA LOREN - an evening it would have been great to attend was the occasion of the 50th (!) anniversary of her Oscar win for TWO WOMEN, as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences paid tribute to Sophia Loren at the Samuel Goldwyn theater in Beverly Hills on 4th May. Pity it was not televised as the audience were treated to clips from her career, comments from co-stars and family and Sophia herself looking marvellous at 76. Maybe I can persuade our London National Film Theatre to do something similar with her .... There is now a segment of it on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztUofaBuy6M&feature=feedu
As mentioned on my many other posts on Sophia here, at least I got to see her up close in 1979 ...