CHRONICLES
1988



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US Embassy to Italy / Jackson
Rome
19/05/88


Fortunate Pilgrim premiere
Century City
Photo: Kevin Winter
31/03/88


Jours de France (France)
Cover: Angelo Frontoni
26/03/88


Telegatto Award
Milan
10/05/88


Fortunate Pilgrim Premiere
Milan
Photo: Perrucci
07/04/88


Sorrisi e Canzoni (Italy)
12/11/88


Photo session
Rome
Photo: Angelo Frontoni
08/88


Running Away
06/88


Oggi (Italy)
Cover: Angelo Frontoni
20/04/88


FILMS AND FILMING


Running Away

Italy, Yugoslavia - summer


MOVIE PREMIERES


USA
The Fortunate Pilgrim
USA, NBC, April 3
Running Away
USA, CBS network, September 24

ITALY
The Fortunate Pilgrim
Italy, Canale 5,  April 10 (Mamma Lucia)

FRANCE
Aurora
Paris, July 27


AWARDS & ACCOLADES


Premio Napoli (Italy)
Naples in the World Prize, Fondazione Premio Napoli, December 3
 
ENDORSEMENTS


Zyloware / Sophia Loren's Selection

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Gallo Pasta
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Coty
Coty stops marketing the Sophia brand perfume following a sharp decline in sales since the introduction of Elizabeth Taylor's Passion perfume on the market in 1987, which was supported by a $10 million promotional campaign. It is said that Sophia's earnings from her tie-in with Coty were probably around $25 million since the perfume's introduction in 1980.

Williams Island


PUBLIC APPEARANCES


NBC Mid-Season Affiliate Lunch
- January 5
NBC Mid-Season Affiliate Lunch & Press Conference at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

Ellis Island Fund-Raiser - March 28
Wearing a bright red blazer and a hard-hat labeled "Sophia", Sophia visits Ellis Island, accompanied by Chrysler Corp. chairman Lee Iacocca and head of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, to help publicize the Foundation's effort to raise funds with the American Immigrant Wall of Honor.
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The Fortunate New York Premiere - March 28
Sophia accompanied by Carlo and sons attend a NBC gala benefit of the miniseries The Fortunate Pilgrim at the Lincoln Center in New York City to raise fund for the restoration of Ellis Island.

The Fortunate Pilgrim Hollywood Premiere - March 31
Sophia, Carlo and their son Edoardo attend the premiere of Fortunate Pilgrim at the Cineplex Odeon in Century City, CA.
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The Fortunate Pilgrim Italian Premiere - April 7
Sophia and Carlo attend the Italian premiere of the TV miniseries The Fortunate Pilgrim at Teatro Manzoni, in Milan.
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Party at the US Embassy - May 19
Party in honor of Michael Jackson at US Ambassador's Villa Taverna in Rome where another historical picture is taken with Sophia, her long-time bosom rival Lollobrigida and Jackson in the middle. American Ambassador Maxwell Rabb, calling himself a "bad boy", says he has invited the two actresses because "you can't come to Italy without meeting both."

Telegatti Award Night - May 10
Dressed in a splendid turquoise dress by Valentino, Sophia attends the Telegatti Award Night at Milan's Teatro Ventaglio Nazionale and accepts from the Minister of Foreign Affairs a Telegatto award for The Fortunate Pilgrim, which wins the Best Foreign TV Screenplay award.

Michael Jackson Concerts - May and June
Sophia is a true Michael Jackson fan as she attends three European dates of his Bad World Tour, namely in
Rome (Flaminio Stadium) on May 23
Basel (St. Jakob Stadium), June 16
Paris (Parc des Princes) on June 27


Christening of Valentino's Yacht - June 29
In her role of godmother, Sophia is in Viareggio to christen her designer Valentino' yacht called T.M. Blue One, a Picchiotti nautical jewel that is 46 meters long. After the ceremony Sophia and Valentino go aboard another boat, Massimo Gatti's Toi et Moi for an exclusive party with VIP guests.

Premio Viareggio - June 29
While in Viareggio Sophia also attends the Premio Viareggio ceremonies accompanied by Russian writer Valentin Mikhajlov.

Valentino Collection - July
Sophia attends the presentation of new high-fashion Fall-Winter 1988 collection by Valentino at Rome's Grand Hotel.

Premio Napoli - December 3
Sophia is in Naples to receive the Premio Napoli even though she was born in Rome and grew up in the Naples suburb of Pozzuoli. "I have lived all over the world, but my native home is Naples", were Sophia's comments while president of Premio Napoli Foundation, Vittorio Pellegrino, said she was the "soul of Naples".

MAGAZINE COVERS


Italy
Gente Mese, Oggi, Sorrisi e Canzoni TV, Tele Sette
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West Germany
Freizeit Revue,
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France

Le Figaro TV Magazine, Jours de France,



USA

Television Magazine, TV Week

TV SHOWS


Entertainment Tonight - February 16
Short interview with Sophia.


The Today Show
- March 31
Guest on NBC morning talk show with hosts
Bryant Gumbel and Jane Pauley.

PM Magazine / Evening Magazine - April 1
Interview with Sophia.

SONGS & LP'S


A Word of Love -
Somewhere a Dream - Ma Dio addo'sta
All titles from the La Ciociara soundtrack.


EDITOR'S NOTES


The Legend Continues... Interview - March 12
Interview with Sophia about Michael Jackson which appears in the documentary "The Legend Continues..." broadcast on Showtime network. "When I met him it was really love at first sight. I think when you get to know Michael you understand the nature of his charisma. He's shy, he's delicate and he looks at the world with innocent eyes of a child." says Sophia.

Statuesque Loren - April
People of Naples vote overwhelmingly to erect a statue to its famous native daughter in order to attract tourists. Pozzuoli was a main Mediterranean port in Roman times and still boasts an amphitheater and ancient temples. Town residents believe a statue could attract as many tourists as the Roman ruins.

Running Away
Photo: Gianfranco Salis
06/88


Telegatto Award
Milan
10/05/88


Hearthrow Airport / Edoardo
London
Photo: John Paschall28/03/88
22/03/88


TV Week (USA)
03/04/88


Photo session
Rome
Photo: Angelo Frontoni
08/88


Gallo Pastas
Spanish publicity


Fortunate Pilgrim
Milan Press Conference
Photo: Ettore Valenza
07/04/88


Running Away
06/88


Zyloware Eyeware
Publicity



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