CHRONICLES
1984



"By now she is an authentic institution, in the way film stars of great magnitude become institutions." –  Charles Champlin, Los Angeles Times.




Telesette (
Italy)
15/07/84

Williams Island, Miami
with a Cabbage Patch Kid
Photo: José Fernandez
12/02/84


Aurora / Edoardo
Los Angeles


Aurora
Backstage
Photo: Harry Benson
07/84


Women and Beauty promo
Beverly Hills
Photo: Curt Gunther
25/09/84


Zyloware Eyeglasses
Publicity


TV Guide (USA)
20/10/84


Book Promotion
London
22/10/84


Women & Beauty
Photo: Tazio Secchiaroli
09/84


 
Birthday Celebration / Stella
Detroit

21/09/84


Aurora
Edoardo, Travanti, Loren
08/84



FILMS AND FILMING


Aurora
Italy, May - July


FILM PROJECTS


Falcon Crest
- January
Sophia is asked to join the cast of the coming fall season of Falcon Crest as Francesca Gioberti, half-sister of Angela Channing, the character played by Jane Wyman, star of the series. Ponti demands $1 million as her fee which is turned down by the producers. Sophia's one-time bosom rival, Gina Lollobrigida, takes over at a reported $ 250,000 cachet for the five shows in which she appears.

The Admiral's Daughter - October
TV miniseries based on the book by Victoria Fyodorova recounting the illicit love story of her parents. Sophia wanted Jack Nicholson for the admiral's role but the had no interest.

MOVIE PREMIERES


USA
Aurora

USA, NBC network, October 22

FRANCE
Aida
Paris, December 19 (Aïda)

AWARDS & ACCOLADES


David di Donatello
(Italy)
Sophia receives on June 16 a special  plaque, a Targa speciale – awarded to the people who have won the highest number of David's in its the 29-year history – at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome.
 
ENDORSEMENTS


Coty

Zyloware
From the international world of Sophia Loren... a prestige line of eye fashion for the lady who puts appearance above other considerations.

Gallo Pasta

Second publicity campaign for Spanish pasta products.


Williams Island
Sophia is introduced in February as a special creative consultant
 for Williams Island, a residence and gated resort community, completely surrounded by water, located in North Miami Beach, FL. "I can bring some of Italy here and combine it with American comfort".

J.C. Penney's
Joint campaign across the USA with Plano, Texas-based department store in a four-week 'Salute to Italy' promotion starting in September.

PUBLIC APPEARANCES


Front Row at Valentino Show - January 19
Sophia receives a standing ovation as she walks, dressed in Valentino sequins, to her front row seat at Rome's Excelsior Hotel as Italian designer Valentino presents his new high fashion collection for Spring-Summer 1984.

Williams Island Dinner - January 12
Sophia announces that she will be a special creative consultant for a resort community near Miami called Williams Island. At the dinner event Sophia is given a Cabbage Patch doll, which she pronounces to be less than beautiful.

Filene Center Reopening - July 30
Sophia attends in Vienna the Filene Center's inaugural concert featuring the National Symphony Orchestra with the voices Placido Domingo and Rosario Andrade.

Fundraiser in Atlanta - September 19
Honored guest for her birthday at private party for major donors of the High Museum of Art which also celebrates its first year in a new building Sophia blows out the candle on the giant birthday cake constructed in the shape of the award-winning museum building.

Book Promotion - September 25
Promotion of new book Women & Beauty and signing session at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

Salute to Italy - September & October
Promotion of Coty perfume and new book "Women & Beauty"
at J.C. Penney stores across the United States
Dallas - September 18
Atlanta - September 19-20
Detroit - September 21
New York City - October 7-8
Chicago - October 10

Columbus Day Parade - October 8
Looking stunning in a white suit, red scarf and red heels, Sophia is the first woman to act as Grand Marshal of the Annual Columbus Day Parade in New York City, an event that celebrates Italian-Americans, with vice-president Bush walking at the front of the parade next to her. Sophia was supposed to have the same role the previous year but the parade had to be canceled because of the death of Terence Cardinal Cooke, cardinal of the Roman Catholic diocese of New York. Prior to the parade, Sophia attends a gala dinner at the Waldorf Hotel, on October 6.

A Night at the Met - October 8
Sophia accompanied by Al Pacino pop in at the Met to catch the last act of Lohengrin and meet backstage, in a private salon, tenor Placido Domingo.

Edoardo De Filippo's Funeral - November 2
Sophia pays a last tribute to her dear friend, actor, writer and director Edoardo De Filippo, at Rome's Palazzo Madama, as she is among the last mourners to enter the chapel in rest where De Filippo's body lies, before the funeral on November 2.

MAGAZINE COVERS


Bunte, Ciné-Revue, Ekran, Film Spiegel, France Soir Magazine,
Good Housekeeping, Kino, Manchete, The Observer, People Weekly, 
Le Soir Illustré, Tele Sette, Télé Star, TV Guide, VSD, Woman's Day, Woman's Own.

BOOKS


Women and Beauty

Release of the book on September 24 with promotion book signing session at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

Sophia Loren
Bernard Degioanni's book Sophia Loren, featuring filmography and picture gallery, is published in France.

TV SHOWS

McGowan's World - January 18
Guest appearance on Canadian TV magazine broadcast on CFCF with host Don McGowan.

Entertainment Tonight - March 26
Guest appearance with host Mary Hart.

Late Night with David Letterman - June 29
David Letterman tries to catch a glimpse of Sophia Loren in the hall.

Entertainment Tonight
- July 29
Guest appearance from Italy on Aurora filming location with host Mary Hart.

News at 5 - September 18
Bobbie Wygant interviews Sophia on local Dallas KXAS-TV station during the J.C. Penney/Coty promotion.
Watch the video


EDITOR'S NOTES

Dr, Watteville Dies - February 13
Sophia's obstetrician and gynecologist, Hubert de Watteville, dies in Geneva
at age 77.

Collection of Art - February
The press announces that the 230 paintings, valued at $4.5 million, confiscated in 1980 by Italian authorities will be exhibited in various Italian museums in Caserta, Lecce, Marino, Brera and Bologna.

Sophia Turns 50 - September 20
Sophia spends her birthday in Atlanta and the next day in Detroit as she is promoting her new book and perfume.

Playmen Magazine's Nudes - December
Italian porn magazine publishes early never-published nudes of Sophia - from Lebbra bianca. Sophia tries to have all copies seized through a court order.


Aurora
Still
Photo: Gianfranco Salis
05/84


Sophia Loren
by Bernard Degioanni


Valentino Fashion Show / Moore
Rome
19/01/84


Zyloware Eyeglasses
Publicity


Aurora Press Conference
Milan

20/12/84


Columbus Parade Dinner
New York City
06/10/84


Playmen (Italy)
12/84


Aurora
Photo: Gianfranco Salis
06/84


Women and Beauty promo
Beverly Hills
25/09/84


Home Photo Session
Paris
07/84


Photo Session
Geneva
Photo: Rob Lee


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