Today is Sophia Loren’s birthday; she is now 82. You know my favorite thing about Sophia Loren? Her taste in glasses. Nobody loves wild glasses more than Sophia Loren.
This is Sophia Loren, holding a lion club named Sophia, on a 1973 outing to the newly opened West Midland Safari Park in Bewdley, Worcestershire, England. But it could be you, with a little attitude, openness to synthetic fibers, and access to exotic wildlife.
The Cannes Film Festival is currently underway in its 69th year, and we’re already luxuriating in the glamour it offers. And yet, when we look back upon its nascent days—like say, 1956, a mere decade after it began—we all once again must admit that today’s vampish models and slinky ingenues got nothing on the queens…
Why, hello. And a happy New Year to you.
Retreating into your cave for the winter? Don't forget a big stack of books! What have you preordered? Anything in particular got you counting down the days? In the meantime, here are a few new November titles teetering at the top of my TBR pile.
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Sophia Loren attends the Premiere of 'Voce Umana' at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
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I think at this point we can all acknowledge that Nine is kind of disappointing and overblown. And yet: the Rome premiere at the Auditorium Conciliazione just made me want to pack up, hop Alitalia and, yes, be Italian.
Question: What happens when you ask 75-year-old film icon Sophia Loren how she manages to look so youthful? Answer: She laughs at you.
Last night, the Academy Awards were, as they always are, kinda boring, and definitely too long. Still, that didn't stop us from picking out stars to pick on, and falling in love with Sophia Loren.