Tag Archives: Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren Staten Island Style

In honor of Sophia Loren's 86th birthday today, September 20, I am re-sharing my September 2016 post from when I paid to see her during a rare U.S. Q&A on Staten Island in NYC. It was a hot mess, but sooo worth it! Ciao! (All images & video by Matthew Rettenmund) September 2016: Last night,…
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Stanley Donen, Last of the Golden Age Directors, Dies @ 94

Stanley Donen, the final surviving director from the Golden Age of Hollywood — and one of its most acclaimed — died of heart failure February 21 at home in Manhattan, his sons confirmed. (See ExtraTV.com for a version of his obit.) He was 94. Donen was born April 13, 1924, in South Carolina. To deal…
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Past & Curious: Sophia Poppins, Dreamy Tony Dow & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Color me impressed. (Image via Vintag.es) VINTAG.ES: Amazing color pics of the 1964 New York World's Fair. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9DfSCk-6Ko YOUTUBE: VHS covers of the past were pretty stunning, as is this highly designed video memorializing them. Gorgeous work. Their union lasted longer than almost any in show biz. (Image…
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