Gina Lollobrigida is one of the most famous actresses of cinema and it really surprises me when someone doesn't know her when i happen to mention her name. Don't tell me that age has to do with that ignorance, i'm in my 20's and i know Lollobrigida. Love for classic cinema is beyond age.
The Carmelina cast recording with Paul Sorvino is divine. The melody for Someone in April was originally written to be used in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.
Encores should stage it at some point. Something to remedy Mamma Mia.
I love this movie
Hate Mamma Mia
And missed Carmelina choosing that day to see Ira Levin's Break a Leg with Julie Harris and Charles Nelson Reilly (awful).
I'm surprised no one involved wieh MRS. CAMPBELL hasn't sued the MAMMA MIA creators, as it's a blatant rip-off. Unless they got money under the table and agreed to get no credit for the original.
That 50s Hunchback of Notre Dame was one of the first films I saw as a kid - and Gina was stunning. I was heartbroken at the end. She is terrific too in Solomon and Sheba, and as Mrs Campbell where she is very funny as well as gorgeous, as she was with Rock in Come September. Unlike Sophia Loren a lot of Gina's films did not get seen much outside of Italy, but she was a huge star in her day. There is a great shot of her meeting Marilyn Monroe, must have been when MM was doing Seven Year Itch. Gina is still here in her mid 80s - last time I saw her she was one of the bridesmaids at the Liza Minnelli-David Gest wedding!
I bet Gina could tell a few hot stories from her heyday with all those hunks she worked with ...
Never heard of this movie- but I read a newspaper article about the real incident it's based on!
This was one of a few late 60's comedies I recall enjoying at the time, the others being HOW SEET IT IS with Debbie Reynolds and James Garner, and IF IT'S TUESDAY, IT MUST BE BELGIUM.
I watched TUESDAY a few weeks ago on Netflix streaming and it holds up pretty well, chiefly because of Suzanne Pleshette's touch of vinegar in her leading lady role.
Gosh, Gina and Marilyn together - can it get any more glamorous.
Yes, Gina was more lissome than Sophia Lauren was in her movies.
Sophia was another beauty among others, but Lollobrigida was more flexible than Sophia.
Lauren happened to marry a big producer of her time and that's why she managed to play in more famous movies than Gina. I believe that Gina had more potential as an actress than Sophia. Sophia got more promoted, that's all. Anyway, both were excellent after all...
Unearthly beautiful and she had a legit singing voice.
Here's Lollo on the Pat Boone Chevy Show. 1958.
It's a Lypsinka wet-dream.