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.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Sophia and the bay of Naples

1960's IT STARTED IN NAPLES was a big hit with 14 year old me back then - it played two nights at one of our local two cinemas and I went both nights ..... Sophia back in Italy and with Clark Gable! and Vittorio De Sica The film is a riot of fun too.

Nice now to see Sophia at 81 back in Naples and given the freedom of the city. Of course she is from the Naples area (Pozzuoli) and it has featured largely in her career from 1954's NEAPOLITAN FANTASY, De Sica's GOLD OF NAPLES, SCANDAL IN SORRENTO, the Naples section of YESTERDAY TODAY & TOMORROW etc.  The 2014 short by her son, THE HUMAN VOICE (included in the dvd/blu-ray of A SPECIAL DAY (see Loren label) pictures her too looking out over the bay, its very affecting. 

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