CHRONICLES
1960




Holidays
Bürgenstock
Photo: Pierluigi Praturlon
04/60



Vie Nuove (Italy)
06/08/60


La Ciociara
Photo: Pierluigi Parturlon
09/60


Photo Session
Bürgenstock

Photo: Pierluigi Praturlon
03/60


Oscars of the Two Worlds Cantazaro
31/07/60


A Breath of Scandal premiere
Hamburg

Photo: Peter Nürnberg
12/04/60


Max Factor
French publicity


Heller in Pink Tights
American poster

Millionairess Press Conference
London

Photo: John Springer
19/05/60


La Ciociara
Italian poster


The Millionairess
Illustration: Macario Gómez


Bigamy Case Hearing
Rome
23/08/60


Heathrow Airport (London)
Flying to Rome

19/07/60


La Ciociara Premiere
Milan
25/12/60


FILMS AND FILMING


The Millionairess

UK, May - July

La Ciociara
Italy, August - September

 El Cid
Spain, November - April 1961


FILM PROJECTS


The Midwife of Pont-Clery

Project of a United Artists movie, based on Greek comedy Lysistrata, co-starring Maurice Chevalier under the direction of Jean Negulesco is announced in February.



MOVIE PREMIERES


USA
Heller in Pink Tights
  New York City (Capitol), March 16
It Started in Naples
  New York City (Victoria & Murray Hill) - September 2
A Breath of Scandal
New York City (Trans-Lux), December 16

ITALY
That Kind of Woman
  February (Quel tipo di donna)
A Breath of Scandal
  March 16 - (Olympia)
La Ciociara
Milan (Capitol), December 22

WEST GERMANY
That Kind of Woman
  January 12 (So etwas von Frau)
A Breath of Scandal
Hamburg, April 12 (Prinzession Olympia)
Heller in Pink Tights
 
November 25 (Die Dame und der Killer)
The Millionairess
December 22 (Die Millionärin)

FRANCE
That Kind of Woman
Paris, May 11 (Une espèce de garce)
Heller in Pink Tights
Paris, September 23 (La diablesse en collant rose)
The Millionairess
  Paris, December 7 (Les dessous de la millionaire)

SPAIN
A Breath of Scandal
Madrid, April 17 (Escándalo en la corte)
Heller in Pink Tights
Madrid, April 17 (El pistolero de Cheyenne)
Houseboat
Madrid, June 25 (Cintia)
Due notti con Cleopatra
Madrid (Tivoli & Progreso), July 18 (Noches de Cleopatra)

UNITED KINGDOM
The Millionairess
  London (Carlton), October 18


AWARDS AND ACCOLADES


French Victoire Award
(France)

Best Foreign actress, Paris, June

Oscars of the Two Worlds (Italy)
Best Actress, Cantazaro, July 31

Award presentation in Madrid. (November)


ENDORSEMENTS


Lux

Max Factor

Miss Italia
Having participated in the contest in the past, Sophia lends her name to the 1960 edition of the Miss Italia contest, Category Miss Cinema, in a publicity to find new contestants.



MAGAZINE COVERS


Italy
Bolero Film, Cine Illustrato, Cronaca, Domenica del Corriere, Epoca, L'Europeo, La Fiera del Cinema, Gente, Meridiano, Novella, Oggi, Rotosei, La Settimana Incom Illustrata, Settimo Giorno, Sipario, Super Star, Vie Nuove, Visto, Voci della Rotaia
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West Germany
Bunte Illustrierte, Deutsche Illustrierte, Film Revue, Freundin und Libelle, Münchner Illustrierte, Neue Illustrierte, Party, Revue, Star Revue, Stern
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France

Avec Toi, Charme, Cinéma 60, Cinémonde, Festival Film, Jours de France, Marie-Claire, Marie France, Paris Match



Spain

Ama, Colección 17 Años, Correo de la Radio, Fotogramas, Gaceta Ilustrada, El Hogar y la Moda, Hola, Lecturas, Triunfo
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UK
Daily Mirror, Films and Filming, Picture Show, Record Mail, Sight and Sound, Today
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USA

Family Weekly, Films in Review, Life, The National Police Gazette, On the Air, Quick, Silver Screen, This Week, Whisper
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LATIN AMERICA
Cine Novelas, Cuéntame, Ecran, Filmes Franceses, Paquita, Platea


TV SHOWS


Cinépanorama - February
Guest appearance on French TV show with host François Chalais.


PUBLIC APPEARANCES


Jean Barthet collection
- February 4
Sophia attends in Paris the presentation of Spring-Summer hats from the Jean Barthet collection. Many pictures featuring Barthet's creations are published during the winter in various magazines around the world.

A Breath of Scandal Premiere - April 12
Sophia attends the premiere of A Breath of Scandal in Hamburg and leaves from Zurich to Bürgenstock on two days later.

Porgy and Bess Premiere - April 29
Sophia is a the premiere of the stage production Porgy and Bess at Apollo Theatre in Zurich.

The Millionairess Press Conference - May 18
To publicize the start of her new movie, the producers arrange for
Sophia to take the boat train from Paris to London with a final arrival at Victoria Station. A press
conference follows at the Ritz.

David di Donatello - July 30
Sophia and Carlo attend the David di Donatello awards ceremony in Taormina where Cary Grant receives the Best Foreign Actor award for his role in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest. The plaque Sophia receives and holds during the ceremonies actually belongs to Elizabeth Taylor for Best Foreign actress from previous year.

Oscars of the Two Worlds - July 31
Sophia Loren comes to the ceremony, at a country estate in Cantazaro,
to get the prize for acting. She walks off with a prize for medicine while German professor Johannes Kellin gets Sophia's prize. Fans mob Sophia's limousine when she tries to leave. Finally, she has to give up and boards a police patrol car to escape.

Arrival in Madrid - November 14
Sophia's arrival in Madrid looks like C.B. DeMille's "The Greatest Show on Earth." Flying from Rome she is accompanied by her personal hairdresser, still photographer, make-up man, wardrobe girl, manager and personal
musician to provide "mood music" outside her dressing room between scenes.


SONGS & LP'S


Tu vuo far l'americano (with Paolo Bacilieri)
(Corosone - Nisa)
Carina (with Paolo Bacilieri)
(Testa - Poes)
Goodness Gracious Me (with Peter Sellers)
(Lee - Kretzmer)
 Zoo Be Zoo Be Zoo

Shepherd - Tew
Bangers and Mash (with Peter Sellers)
(Lee - Kretzmer)
To Keep My Love Alive
(Rodgers - Hart)
I Fell in Love with an Englishman (with Peter Sellers)
(Bricusse)
Fare Thee Well (with Peter Sellers)
(Fisher - Kretzmer)


EDITOR'S NOTES

Bedded with the Flu - February
<>Sophia develops complications with the flu as she becomes allergic to the antibiotics her doctor prescribed. She spends several weeks resting at her chalet in Bürgenstock after spending a few months in Paris.

Piano Lessons Denied - February
Sophia asks pianist Georgy Cziffra for pianio lessons but he turns downs her request.

  A Millionairess without Jewels - May 28
While Sophia is at the Heathrow airport to pick up Carlo, burglars steal her jewels - estimated at $500,000 dollars and uninsured - at her rented house in Hertfordshire, the Norwegian Barn. In a press conference, she announces that she will give $50,000 to whoever helps her find her jewels collection back. "It is so unjust. My jewels meant so much to me. They were a diary of my success, each one a milestone. They were proof that I would never be poor again." A 10-second broadcast on June 3 on British TV is bought by Sophia for the return of her jewels with a reminder of the reward offered.

Peter Sellers' Infatuation
Sellers' infatuation for Sophia during the shooting of The Millionairess is so intense that his life will be perturbed for decades. Stephen Hopkins' film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, released in 2004, demonstrates well his behavior toward Sophia.

Peter and Sophia album - July
Recording sessions of the Peter and Sophia album at the Abbey Road studios which features songs from the movie The Millionairess plus a few more titles.

Bigamy Charges - August 23
  Sophia and Carlo are summoned before Roman judge Giulio Franco on August 23 in the infamous bigamy case after bigamy charges were filed in June. Sophia is questioned behind closed doors at Rome's Hall of Justice Sophia refuses to pose for photographers as she enters the court.

Villa Marino
Restoration of the Villa Marino which Ponti just bought begins.

Miscarriage - September
Some sources indicate Sophia has her first miscarriage in September during the shooting of La Ciociara after she faints three times on the set. She confides a month later to the London press that she was in fact pregnant.

Christmas holidays - December
Sophia receives from Carlo a complete set of jewelry for Christmas which they spend in Rome.

La Ciociara / Maria
Photo: Alfred Eisenstaedt
08/60


Life (USA)
Cover: Emil Shulthess
14/11/60


Frankfurt Airport
Photo: Gene Bane
11/04/60


Bunte Illustrierte(W. Germany)
08/10/60


Barthet Hat Collection
Paris
04/02/60


Lux Soaps
Mexican publicity



El Cid
Photo: Pierluigi Praturlon
12/60


It Started in Naples
American poster


Ciampino Airport (Rome)
En route to Madrid
14/11/60


Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren
British LP


David di Donatello Awards
Taormina
30/07/60


Abbey Road Studios / Sellers
London
Photo: Ricchi Howell
06/60


The Millionairess
Photo: Pierluigi Praturlon
06/60


Ciampino Airport (Rome)
En route to Madrid
14/11/60


1959 Sophia Loren Chronicles 1961


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