CHRONICLES
1996



"Loren is one of the great natural wonders of our time." –  Liz Smith, Daily Herald.



Frau im Spiegel (Germany)
03/02/96


Photo session
Photo: Bettina Rheims


Grumpier Old Men
Italian poster
09/96


Almond Cake by David Glass


White House Dinner
Washington
Photo: Matthew Mendelsohn
02/04/96


Mastroianni's funeral
Rome
22/12/96


Armani Fashion Show
Milan

08/03/96


Tele Tydzień (Poland)
30/12/96


Festival di Spoleto / Ponti
Spoleto

10/07/96


FILMS AND FILMING


Soleil

Morocco, France, July - October


MOVIE PREMIERES


ITALY
Grumpier Old Men
April 19 (That's Amore: Due improbabili seduttori)

 
GERMANY
Grumpier Old Men
May 2 (Der dritte Frühling)

SPAIN
Grumpier Old Men
Madrid, April 22 (Discordias a la carta)


AWARDS & ACCOLADES


ShoWest Convention
(USA)

Lifetime Achievement Award, Bally's Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, March 6.

Celebrity Skin (USA)
8th Sexiest Starlet of All Time


ENDORSEMENTS


Zyloware



PUBLIC APPEARANCES


ShoWest Convention - March 6
Sophia receives a Lifetime Achievement Award at the ShoWest Convention in Las Vegas Bally's Hotel and Casino.

Armani Fashion Show - March 8
Sophia attends Armani's fall-winter fashion show in Milan.

White House Dinner
- April 2

Accompanied by Carlo and dressed in a low-cut ivory white evening gown by Armani, Sophia leads the Italian Connection at White House Dinner for Italy's President Oscar Luigi Scalfaro. Sophia sits next to president Clinton and among other guests invited by the president are Martin Scorsese, John Bon Jovi and Nicolas Cage.

Amusement Park in Bottrop - June 29
Sophia attends with many other celebrities, including Michael Douglas and Claudia Schiffer, the opening of Warner Brothers Movie World in Bottrop-Kirchhellen, Germany. The park operates since 2004 under the name Movie Park Germany.

Festival di Spoleto - July 10
The little town of Spoleto is transformed into Cannes as Sophia, Carlo and Giorgio Armani attend Edoardo's debut as stage director of Griffin & Sabine Nick Bantock's best-selling romance of an English artist and his secret admirer from the Solomon Islands, told through letters at the Spoleto Festival. Edoardo's fiancée, Elisabeth Guber, plays the heroine. This is the second play to be directed by Edoardo; the first was Ionesco's The Lesson presented in Boston and Los Angeles in 1995.

Armani Collection - October 6
 
Sophia flies in to Milan from Paris, where she is shooting Soleil, and attends the presentation of Armani spring-summer 1997 collections.

Carousel of Hope Ball - October 25
 
Sophia attends Merv Griffin's Carousel of Hope Ball at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with her two sons.

Houston Consular Ball - October 26
 
Sophia is in Texas to attend the 45th Houston Consular Ball at the Doubletree Hotel. The event is a white-tie gala salute to the Republic of Italy with 600 guests.

First Visit to Poland - December 15
 
Sophia is invited by Przeglad Reader's Digest in Warsaw where she presents the main prizes of the magazine's semi-annual sweepstakes. A special documentary on Sophia is shown on national TV network and she participates in TV and radio shows.

Ciao Marcello - December 22
Accompanied by the actor's wife, Flora Carabella, Sophia attends the funeral of beloved friend Marcello Mastroianni at Campidoglio, Rome. Mastroianni died in Paris on December 19th from pancreatic cancer. Ex wife Catherine Deneuve and daughters Chiara and Barbara also attend the ceremony. Sophia and Carlo have hundreds of orchids sent to the mourning site. Sophia is quoted as saying, "This is the saddest day of my life along with the day my mother died."


MAGAZINE COVERS


Caras, Cinecorriere, Frau im Spiegel, Grand Hotel, Madame, Parade,
Tele Tidzień, Zycie na Gorąco.

TV SHOWS


¿Qué Apostamos?
- December 13
Special guest on Spanish game show hosted by Ramón García and Ana Obregón on TVE-1.

Sorpresa Sorpresa - December 31
Antena 3, New Year special.

EDITOR'S NOTES


A Song to Sophia
Tribute to Sophia in a song by Cristiano Malgioglio called "Sophia Nacional".

Anti-Fur Ad Featuring Sophiasauras - March
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (USA) has a new anti-fur ad featuring Furassic Park, the Dinosaurs of Fashion. The ad stars Ivana Trumphodon, Sophiasauras, Karlceratops, Deneuvosaurus, parodies of the desinger Karl Lagerfel and pelts fans Ivana Trump, Sophia and Catherine Deneuve.

Kennedy-Loren Affair - June
Christopher Andersen alleges in his book "Jack and Jackie: Portrait of an American Marriage" that JFK's conquests included not only Audrey Hepburn but also, among others, Sophia. According to the author, Christopher Andersen, "the dashing young senator first saw the actress at a party at the Italian embassy in Washington (1957) and dispatched Sen. George Smathers of Florida to invite her to Kennedy's house for a champagne dinner." Sophia has always maintained that she did accept the offer but that she did not go alone.

Desserts by David Glass Inc.
Hartford dessert maker David Glass introduces in December the Ultimate Sophia Loren Luscious Italian Almond Cake without Sophia's prior agreement.  Glass's famous cake is sold on his Internet site, through retail outlets and is served in select American restaurants and airlines.

Showest Convention
Las Vegas
Photo: Steve Kravitz
06/03/96


Soleil
Photo: Micheline Pelletier
09/96


Carousel of Hope Ball
Beverly Hills
Photo: Paul Smith
25/10/96


Przeglad Reader's Digest Awards
Warsaw, Poland
15/12/96


Madame (Germany)
09/96


  White House Dinner / Clinton
Washington
Photo: Matthew Mendelsohn
02/04/96


Soleil
Photo: Micheline Pelletier
09/96



Armani Fashion Show
Milan

08/03/96



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