CHRONICLES
1978




Brass Target
Austria
Photo: Peter Cermak
05/78


Brass Target
Wengen, Switzerland
Photo: Tazio Secchiaroli
04/78


Fatto di sangue
Italian poster


Firepower
Photo: Tazio Secchiroli
05/78


Bunte (West Germany)
Photo: Tazio Secchiaroli
07/12/78


Photo Session
Photo: Tazio Secchiaroli


Maison Dior
Paris
Photo: Tazio Secchiaroli
23/01/78


Sunbathing at the beach
Antigua

05/78
FILMS AND FILMING

Brass Target
Germany, Austria, March - May


Firepower
Caribbean, USA, May - July

Blood Feud

Italy, August - September


FILM PROJECTS


Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon
Film to be produced by MGM based on a novel by Brazilian writer Jorge Amado. The project does not work and a film is later made starring Sonia Braga.

MOVIE PREMIERES

USA
Il viaggio
New York City (Thalia) December 1 (The Voyage)
Brass Target
New York City (Victoria/Trans-Lux, December 21

ITALY
Angela
Rome, April 19 (Angela)
Fatto di sangue
Rome, December 21

WEST GERMANY
Angela
Hamburg, July 14 (Angela)

SPAIN
Una giornata particolare
Madrid, March 26 (Una jornada particular)

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

International Society of Girlwatchers (USA)
World's Most Watchable Wife, San Diego, January

David di Donatello
(Italy)

 Best Actress, Una giornata particolare, Florence, July 1

ENDORSEMENTS

Filter Fresh
TV spot for Filter Fresh are broadcast starting in January.

PUBLIC APPEARANCES

Dior Collection
- January 23

Sophia attends the presentation of spring-summer Dior collection at the Paris Fashion Show.

Annie Premiere - June 17
Sophia and young Edoardo attend the performance of musical Annie at the Alvin Theater on Broadway in New York City.

MAGAZINE COVERS

Italy

La Domenica del Corriere, Il Monello,  Oggi
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West Germany
 
Bunte, Das Goldene Blatt, Das Neue Blatt
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France

Saga, Télé 7 Jours
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Spain
Gaceta Ilustrada
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UK
Telegraph Sunday Magazine, TV Times
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USA
Midnight Globe

TV SHOWS

<>A Fondo - June 25
<>Guest on Spanish show A Fondo on TVE 2 with host Joaquín Soler Serrano.

EDITOR'S NOTES

Order of Arrest - April 1
A Rome prosecutor files charges against Sophia and issues an arrest warrant for Carlo accusing them of illegal transfers of money abroad following funding irregularities in The Cassandra Crossing and other movies. Both Sophia and Carlo are French citizens and France does not extradite its citizens for prosecution in other countries.

Filming and Politics
- June 21
Governor of the State of New Jersey Brendan Byrne shows up on first shooting day of Firepower in an effort to woo the motion picture industry back to New Jersey. Governor Byrne presents Sophia a "Centennial Bell" asking her to ring it if she ever needs him.

Trial in Rome - June 24
Due to star on June 24 the trial against Ponti is postponed after his attorneys' request to the court for more time. There is an arrest warrant against Ponti but not against Sophia.

Costume Fitting in Rome - July 10
Sophia slips into Italy by train from Paris for a fitting of the outfits she will wear in Wertmuller's film Fatto di sangue at the risk of 6 years of prison. She quickly returns to Paris before Italian authorities notice it.


Villa Marino Seized - September 28
Judiciary officials announce that the beautiful villa in Marino is seized at the request of the Banca Commerciale Italiana by Roman magistrates in default of an alleged debt.

$36-million fine for Ponti - December 6
A $36 million fine plus a 3-year prison sentence are asked for Carlo Ponti at a Roman court by a prosecutor for allegedly transferring $6 million out of Italy illegally. The prosecutor also asks that Sophia, along with Ava Gardner and Richard Harris, be acquitted.


Blood Feud
Still Smoking at 44
08/78


Centennial Bell given by gov. Brendan Byrne
Clifton, NJ
21/06/78


Blood Feud
Giannini / Mastroianni
08/78


Télé 7 Jours (France)
12/08/78


Firepower
New York City
06/78


Firepower
Photo: Tazio Secchiroli
05/78


Brass Target
Photo: Tazio Secchiaroli
03/78


Blood Feud
09/78


Annie Premiere
New York City

17/06/78


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