CHRONICLES
1973




Birth of Edoardo
Geneva
Photo: Tazio Secchiaroli
01/73


Sophia and Edoardo
Geneva
Photo: Tazio Secchiaroli
01/73


Hola (Spain)
Photo: Tazio Secchiaroli
17/11/73


Rudulph Valentino Award
Lecce
02/12/73


Wildlife Safari Park
Bewdley, England
29/05/73

FILMS AND FILMING

Il viaggio
Italy - October 1973 - January 1974


MOVIE PREMIERES

ITALY
Man of La Mancha
Rome, September 8 (L'uomo della Mancha)


USA
Bianco, rosso e...
New York City (Colombia I) March 10 (White Sister)

FRANCE
Man of La Mancha
Paris, September 27 (L'homme de La Manche)


AWARDS & ACCOLADES

Rosa de la Simpatia award (Spain)
Madrid, June

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

Rudolph Valentino Award (Italy)
Lecce, December 2

PUBLIC APPEARANCES

Safari Tour for Cipi - May 29
Sophia takes four-year old Cipi to the newly opened West Midland Safari Park in Bewdley, England. She is presented with a lion cub named Sophia.


Rudolph Valentino Award
- December 2

Sophia receives the award along with Anthony Quinn, in Lecce. The prize is given to personalities who have conquered the world the same way as Valentino. Initiated the year before, the trophy was awarded to Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

MAGAZINE COVERS

Annabella, Bunte, Círculo de Lectores, Domenica del Corriere, Epoca, Family Circle, Films Illustrated, Films in Review, Films Quarterly,
Frau im Spiegel, Frau mit Herz, Gente, Hola, Ladies' Home Journal, Lecturas, McCall's, Motion Pictures, Movie Digest, National Enquirer,
The National Police Gazette, Das Neue Blatt, Neue Post, Oggi, Pageant, Plateia,
スクリーン, Semana, Tele Dia, Vanidades Continental,
Woman's Homelife, Women's Weekly

EDITOR'S NOTES

Birth of Edoardo
- January 6
Sophia checks in the Geneva's Cantonal Hospital on January 5 and gives birth to her second son, Edoardo, the next day. Like his older brother, Carlo Ponti, Jr., Edoardo is delivered by Caesarean section. The Ponti family stays in Geneva for the winter. Doctor De Watteville announces to Sophia that she cannot have more children or she might risks death to have another child. She tells the press that "This is my last baby" and refers to Caesarean sections in an interview for McCall's magazine as "having major surgery with your eyes opened".

Burton and Taylor
Richard Burton, who just starred in another Ponti movie, arrives at the Villa with his entourage in preparation of Il viaggio, in which he plays opposite Sophia. Elizabeth Taylor arrives at the Villa Ponti on July 20 and joins Burton after a 17-day separation. She is Rome to shoot The Driver's Seat. Sophia greets her guest at the front door wearing a Dior suit, a Dior handbag, Dior shoes and Dior gloves. Even Taylor is petrified. She leaves the villa on July 30 and checks in at the Grand Hotel.

Valentino Party - July 20
Sophia, Carlo and the couple Taylor-Burton, who are staying at the Pontis', all attend a dinner party at Valentino's house on Via Appia, which is near the Marino Villa, after the designer presented his new collection in Rome.

William Morris Agency
Sophia's interests are represented by William Morris Agency, the largest talent and literary agency in the world.

Photo Session
Villa Marino

Photo: Peter Sellers


Annabella (Italy)
01/12/73


Il viaggio
Photo: Tazio Secchiaroli
10/73


Man of La Mancha
Italian poster



Tussaud Wax Museum
Paris



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