USA: NBC, February 27, 1962. Color. 52
Dialogues: Sller – Photography: er
– Costumes: Guy Laroche – Still
Emmett Dolan – Production:
Donald Hyatt for NBC.
Sophia Loren, Anthony
Anatole Litvak, Vittorio De Sica, Carlo Ponti, Art Buchwald, Jeanette
Apartment on Piazza Campidoglio
footage (Naples, Pozzuoli,
dates: December 29, 1961- February
one-hour broadcast is part of a series called The World of... which has
featured Bob Hope,
evangelist Billy Graham, AF general James Doolittle.
surprisingly, Joe Levine's publicity machine got into the act and
to schedule the telecast
for the day that the Academy Award nominees
announced. If Sophia happened to be one of them,
the TV exposure should
positive impact on the Oscar voters who might be watching. (Harris)
and Carlo agree to an interview in their apartment overlooking piazza
Campidoglio, provided there is
no discussion of the bigamy scandal.
narration, read by Alexander Scourby, suggested that some critics
good many of Miss Loren's films were a greater tribute to nature than
but even on this score N.B.C. hardly gave much reason for a
John P. Stanley, New York Times, 27 feb 1962
"Producer Donald Hyatt chose to focus on Sophia because she seemed to
symbolize the new international aristocracy of the movie industry...
thing turned out to be more of a valentine than a documentary."
Warren G. Harris, Sophia Loren.
"Every once in a while I've seen on
her face - a little resentment of this or this actor, which is common
and only human. And she's just as much ot a human being as anybody
else... The most important thing for me, she adores
her work, and she really works like a dog."
a very shrewd girl who
knows what she wants and is going
to get it, is getting it, and has
got it. She works
noon, morning and night. 1 have
the feeling that in every show, in
every interview, she's a very,
very clever girl... A little
bit arrogant. We must face the
fact that she has arrogance... But, oh,
boy, the control
of that dame! that really is
ever got was to marry the
Prince. She never got to be a
movie star... Suddenly to step
off the plane in
the new foreign film star of
the decade, this is a very tough
thing to live up to. It's not
she would be a
little bit wary about everything she was
going to do there. And she
confided to me later that she
you know, literally terrified."
vain, she's jealous, she's egoist.
But she is so natural. 1 like
very much the character of
Sophia because she is sincere."
Vittorio De Sica
torn by doubts, hesitations
. . . I think that she keeps
her angriness always inside her."