CHRONICLES
1952




Africa sotto i mari
Photo: G.B. Poletto


L'adorabile intrusa
Photo: Nino Latanza


Studio Session
Photo: Elio Luxardo


Sogno (Italy)
L'adorabile intrusa
Cover: Nino Latanza
29/06/52


La tratta delle bianche


 
Märta Torén


Africa sotto i mari
Photo: G.B. Poletto

FILMS AND FILMING

Il sogno di Zorro  Italy - winter
La tratta delle bianche  Italy - spring
La favorita Italy - spring
Africa sotto i mari  Italy - summer

MOVIE PREMIERES

  ITALY
È arrivato l'accordatore  February 23
Il sogno di Zorro  March 26
La favorita  August 30
<>La tratta delle bianche September 25
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<> WEST GERMANY
<> Anna <>(Anna)
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<> FRANCE
<> Tototarzán <>Paris, April (Tototarzan)
<> Lebbra bianca <>Paris, May 28 (La cité des stupéfiants)
<> Anna <>Paris, September 26 (Anna)
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<> USA
<> Lebbra bianca <>New York City (Holiday), February 27 (Brief Rapture)
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<> UNITED KINGDOM
<> Quo Vadis? <>London, January 25
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AWARDS

<>Miss Lido 1952 (Italy)
<>Sophia receives a special prize as she is elected Miss Lido
<>in Genoa.
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MAGAZINE COVERS

Italy
Cine Illustrato, La Settimana Incom Illustrata, Sogno

FUMETTI

Prigioniera di un sogno
(Prisoner of a Dream)

Cine Illustrato, from January 27, 1952 through July 6, 1952

L'adorabile intrusa (The Adorable Intruder)
Sogno, from April 6, 1952 through August 17, 1952

EDITOR'S NOTES

Gina Lollobrigida

<>Gina Lollobrigida has three main releases in Europe with Fanfan La Tulipe (March), Les Belles de Nuit (November) and Altri Tempi (September), whic inaugurates the "maggiorata" myth.

From Sofia to Sophia
Sophia is introduced by Ponti to Titanus producer Goffredo Lombardo. He hires her for the movie Africa under the Sea and while the film is being edited he gives her new name Sophia Loren, inspired by the name of Swedish actress Märta Torén who had starred in his latest movie Maddalena.

Mario Natale
While Africa sotti i mari is being film, Ponti hires press agent Mario Natale whose role is to promote his new protegé by having Sophia's pictures and name in all the medias.

First credits
Sophia is credited in a movie for the first time as Sofia Lazzaro in È arrivato l'accordatore.

Carlo Ponti
Ponti-De Laurentiis Cinematografica produces eight movies in 1952 including La tratta delle bianche featuring Sophia. Carlo sends Sophia to Rome's Experimental Center for Cinematographic Arts to learn more about movies, and finds her a speech tutor to cure her thick Neapolitan accent.

Africa sotto i mari
Photo: G.B. Poletto


Africa sotto i mari
Photo: G.B. Poletto


La tratta delle bianche
Italian poster


La favorita


  Rome, at the time Il sogno di Zorro was filmed


Cine Illustrato (Italy)
Prigioniera di un sogno
Cover: Nino Latanza
18/05/52


Miss Lido
Genoa



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MARZO 1952 Una vera parte nel film La tratta delle bianche.

AGOSTO 1952 Protagonistà di Africa sotto i mari, è ribattezzata, (la un produttore, SoPhia Loren. o

SETTEMBRE 1952 Incontro con Carlo Ponti durante la gara p'er l'elezione di Miss Roma, in un locale romano, a Colle OPPIO.