Way before Mama Mia, and way better.
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 30||11/12/2012|
There was a flop Broadway musical based on this one, it was named CARMELINA. Lovely tunes in it by Burton Lane.
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 1||06/10/2012|
[quote] There was a flop Broadway musical based on this one, it was named CARMELINA. Lovely tunes in it by Burton Lane.
And it had Georgia Brown in the title role.
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 2||06/10/2012|
Gina Lollobrigida was so captivating in 'Solomon and Sheba'. Who hadn't fantasies with her after the dance sequence of this film?!!!
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 3||11/11/2012|
I loved this this movie
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 4||11/11/2012|
I remember seeing "Buona Sera" when it was originally in theaters. (I was a mere child at the time, of course.) Quite funny, as I recall. Have they ever shown it on TCM?
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 5||11/11/2012|
Gina is fab. Anything is better than Mamma Mia.
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 6||11/11/2012|
i don't know about that R5, sorry. In Google Books, one can read all the book 'Imperial Gina: The Very Unauthorized Biography of Gina Lollobrigida' for free. Cheers!
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 7||11/11/2012|
HOT WOMAN INDEED.
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 8||11/11/2012|
Gina was a great dancer!
Absolutely love this.
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 9||11/11/2012|
Yes, i agree, she was bewitching as Esmeralda.
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 10||11/11/2012|
Buona Sera Lollo BELLA Lollo!
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 11||11/11/2012|
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. Cheers!
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 12||11/12/2012|
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.
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 13||11/12/2012|
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).
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 14||11/12/2012|
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.
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 15||11/12/2012|
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!
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 16||11/12/2012|
I bet Gina could tell a few hot stories from her heyday with all those hunks she worked with ...
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 17||11/12/2012|
Never heard of this movie- but I read a newspaper article about the real incident it's based on!
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 18||11/12/2012|
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.
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 19||11/12/2012|
Gosh, Gina and Marilyn together - can it get any more glamorous.
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 20||11/12/2012|
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 21||11/12/2012|
Nightmare casting: Telly Savalas, Peter Lawford, and Phil Silvers.
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 22||11/12/2012|
AND Shelley Winters at her most frau-ish, + Lee Grant. The other wife looked like Dina Merrill but wasn't.
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 23||11/12/2012|
I love Lee Grant. She won an Oscar for 'Shampoo' but i still think that she is very underrated in general. She is a very very good actress!
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 24||11/12/2012|
Gina was perfect for comedies and musicals and light dramas. Much more buoyant than Sophia. I love this clip. She's very saucy.
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 25||11/12/2012|
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...
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 26||11/12/2012|
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.
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 27||11/12/2012|
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 28||11/12/2012|
Ok, sorry! Sophia Loren not Sophia Lauren
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 29||11/12/2012|
Gina Lollobrigida was a fire that couldn't be put under control by Howard Hughes. She had guts!
|by Gina Lollobrigida||reply 30||11/12/2012|