CHRONICLES
1989



""For me, aging is not a problem. It's something that comes very naturally. It's what you can accomplish in
life that really counts." – Sophia Loren



Opening Night Gala
Cannes Film Festival
Photo: Phil Loftus
11/05/89


Opening Night Gala / Edoardo
Cannes Film Festival

11/05/89


Onda Tivu (Italy)
15/04/89


Jean-Louis Scherer Collection
Geneva


Ritorna il mito della Ciociara
Interview
03/89


AIDS Fund-Raiser
West Palm Beach, FL
30/03/89


AIDS Fund-Raiser
West Palm Beach, FL

30/03/89


MOVIE PREMIERES


La Ciociara
 Italy, Canale 5, April 9 and 10

Ritorna il mito della Ciociara
Italy, Canale 5, April 9


AWARDS & ACCOLADES


Mito Nazionale (Italy)
In a poll jointly sponsored by the national lottery and the Saturday evening television variety show Fantastico, several million people elect Sophia Italy's National Idol (Mito nazionale) in January.


Handprint in Cannes (France)
Handprint of Sophia is added in front of the Palais des Festivals, May.

Premio Fiuggi (Italy)
Contribution to cinema, Rome, July 8.



ENDORSEMENTS


Zyloware
Slogan: From the International World of Sophia Loren for seeing and being seen every moment of your life

Williams's Island


PUBLIC APPEARANCES


Extraordinary Evening with Sophia Loren - March 30
Wearing a low-cut white cocktail dress and a ring with red. white and green stones, the colors of the Italian flag, Sophia is guest of honor at a musical fund-raiser event, at Governor's Club in West Palm Beach, which is organized by Community Alliance against AIDS. "AIDS has traumatized and shocked everybody", says Sophia, "with your name, if you can raise some money, if you can be of help in finding a cure for this terrible plague of our century, then you have to do it."

Cannes Film Festival
- May 11

Sophia accompanied by her son Edoardo attends the famous French festival where Sophia's handprint is added in front of the Palais des Festivals. She is among the guests at a dinner offered by Minister of Culture Jack Lang on opening night. Sophia previously attended the Festival in 1954, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966 (president), 1976, 1977 and 1983. Festival dates: May 11 through May 23.

Premio Fiuggi - July 8
Sophia is in Rome for the Premi Fiuggi ceremonies where she receives, along with director Alberto Lattuada and writer Suso Cecchi d'Amico an award for her contribution to cinema. The event is broadcast live on Rai Uno.

Gorbachev's Visit to Rome - November 29-30
Sophia is invited to two state receptions during the official visit of Mikhail Gorbachev in Rome. Reception at the Quirinale Palace on the 29th, with Sophia arriving late, and a farewell dinner at Villa Madama on the 30th.

World Cup Draw
- December 9

Sophia is godmother and one of the star guests, along with Pavarotti and Brazilian legend Pelé, during the 1990 FIFA World Cup draw at the Palazzo dello Sport in Rome where a record number of 1,480 journalists is reached.  Joao Avelange, Luciano Pavarotti, Gianna Nannini and Edoardo Benatto do a live performance of the Worl Cup hymn. The conspiracy theory that accuses Sophia of wearing a magnetic ring when making the draw is still alive today.

MAGAZINE COVERS


Italy
Domenica del Corriere TV, Excelsior, Onda Tivu,  Radiocorriere TV, Sorrisi e Canzoni TV, TelePiù, Tele Sette
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West Germany
Frau im Spiegel
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France

Madame Jours de France, Télérama
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UK

Hello, Sunday Mirror Magazine


TV SHOWS


Ritorna il mito della Ciociara

Documentary on La Ciociara remake featuring an interview with Sophia, Canale 5, April 9


EDITOR'S NOTES


Sufi - A Tribute to Sophia - September 2
A theater play dedicated to Sophia, entitled Sufi - a tribute to Loren conceived by Patrick Rossi Gastaldi - makes its debut at a theater in Todi, Umbria.

Niece Alessandra Marries - October 28
Alessandra Mussolini marries customs police Mauro Floriani on the 67th anniversary of Fascist March of Rome that resulted in dictator Mussolini gaining power. The event takes place in Predappio, hometown of Mussolini where Sophia's sister, Maria, married too in 1962. Sophia does not attend and Alessandra tells reporters it is just a coincidence that the wedding is on the anniversary of The March of Rome.
Hello (UK)
13/05/89


Handprint
Cannes

05/89


AIDS Fund-Raiser
West Palm Beach, FL
Photo: Jay Kravetz
30/03/89


Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, FL

31/03/89


Premio Fiuggi
Rome

08//07/89


World Cup Draw / Baudo
Photo: Sven Simon
09/12/89


Palazzo Quirinale Reception
Rome

29/11/89


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