CHRONICLES
1972




Vogue (USA)
Cover: Henry Clarke
15/04/72


Man of la Mancha
Photo: Tazio Sechiaroli
02/72


Man of la Mancha
Photo: Douglas Kirkland
02/72


Mortadella
French poster
Illustration: Raymond Savignac


Dior Collection
Photo: Henry Clarke
01/72


Amalfi Coast Villa
Ravello


F.A.O. medal
07/72


Visiting Dr. De Watteville
Geneva
09/72


Lady Liberty
American poster

FILMS AND FILMING

Bianco, rosso e...
Italy, September 1971 - January 1972


Man of la Mancha
Italy, January - March


FILM PROJECTS

The Love Song of Mara Lumera
Announced in January the film is scheduled to be go before cameras in the fall with Dino Risi as director and Marcello Mastroianni as her co-star. The story is of a beautiful widow of a Mafia leader who assumes her late husband's role, but repents and becomes a nun. The film is canceled when Sophia becomes pregnant.


MOVIE PREMIERES

ITALY
Bianco, rosso e...
Rome, March 31

USA
Lady Liberty
New York City, June 7 (Lady Liberty)
Man of La Mancha
San Francisco (Golden Gate), November 29

WEST GERMANY
Lady Liberty

Hamburg
, July 14 (Mortadella)
Bianco, rosso e...

Hamburg
, November 10 (Die Sünde)


FRANCE
Lady Liberty
Paris, August 9 (Mortadella)

SPAIN
Bianco, rosso e...
Barcelona (Tivoli), September 11 (Blanco, rojo y...)
Man of La Mancha
Madrid, December 25 (El hombre de La Mancha)

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

Gian Luigi Rondi Prize (Italy)
Pozzuoli, April 11

Miss Macaroni (Italy)
The National Macaroni Manufacturers Association gives its highest award
to Sophia "Macaroni Woman of the Year" at their 68th convention held in
Coronado on July 19.

Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum (UK)
Sophia ranks 2nd Most Beautiful Woman of History

International Academy of Hypnosis (USA)
Sophia in the top five women with "The Most Hypnotic Eyes in the World", qualified as "the eyes with all the passion of the ages", October

PUBLIC APPEARANCES

Honored in Pozzuoli - March 25
Pozzuoli pays tribute to Sophia with an array of awards for her
acting and her culinary ability. She also is presented with a rare book of drawings of the Phlegrean Fields, the crater of a volcano
which the ancients considered the entrance to Hades.

MAGAZINE COVERS

Cinema, Cinemoda, Coloroto Magazine, Cronaca Extra,
Domenica del Corriere, Film Review, Fotogramas, Frau im Spiegel, Giorni, Hola, Jasmin, Ladies' Home Journal, Lecturas, Midwest, Mujeres Celebres,
National Enquirer, Neue Post, Novella 2000, Oggi, Parade,
Paris Match, Photoplay, Resimli Roman, Semana, Siete Días Ilustrados, Sogno, TV Panorama, Vogue, Woman's Day, Women's Weekly

BOOKS

In the Kitchen with Love - February
Sophia's cooking book In cucina con amore is released in English with a beautiful baroque cover photographed by Tazio Secchiaroli in 1968.

SONGS & LP'S

It's All the Same - The Dubbing - Aldonza -
The Impossible Dream

All titles from the Man of La Mancha soundtrack.

EDITOR'S NOTES

Goodbye to Emilio Schuberth - January 4
Emilio Schubert, Sophia's personal designer in the 1950's and couturier of royal families, dies of a heart attack in Rome at age 67.

Amalfi Villa in a Film
Exterior scenes for the movie Che? by Roman Polanski and starring Marcello Mastroianni are filmed at Ponti's villa in Ravello on the Amalfi coast. Sophia rarely went to the villa because it dated back to Ponti's first marriage and his ex-wife still shared use of it.

Vacation in Yugoslavia - April
Once her part in Man of La Mancha in done, Sophia, pregnant, flies to Yugoslavia where she rests at Sveti Stefan, a luxury town-hotel considered the most exclusive resort on Montenegro's coast.

United Nations Medal - July 7
To celebrate its twentieth year in Italy the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization casts Sophia in the role of Ceres, the ancient Italian goddess of grain and cult-object for a commemorative coin which is sold to help finance worldwide farm development.

Ax-Wielding Attack - September 18
Ex railway worker named Sinibaldo Appolloni, described as mentally ill by police, breaks into the grounds of Villa Marino brandishing an ax and shouting three-year old Carlo was his son. Sophia is the villa at the time but the all doors are locked the keep the man out. Appolloni was known to the Pontis since he had showed up twice before at the villa with similar claims.

En Route to Geneva - September 15
Sophia flies to Geneva on a private plane and stays in a luxurious 14-room apartment on Charles-Bonnet Street, bought at the time Carlo, Jr. was born, waiting for the date she is to give birth to her second child. This house is still Sophia's main resident today.

Bianco, rosso e...
Italian poster



Man of La Mancha
Spanish poster



In the Kitchen with Love
American edition
Cover: Tazio Secchiaroli
02/72


Sveti Stefan
Yugoslavia



Hola (Spain)
Cover: Tazio Secchiaroli
11/11/72


Man of La Mancha
Photo: Tazio Secchiaroli
02/72


Ici Paris
Ax-Wielding Attack story
09/71


The eyes with all the passion
of the ages
Photo: Tazio Secchiaroli


Man of La Mancha
American poster



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