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Sophia Loren

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:20 am
by John Etherington
Happy birthday to Sophia Loren - Leonard's near time twin born 20th September 1934 approximately 18 hours before Leonard. Sophia is a great movie star and one of the last living screen goddesses (along with Lauren Bacall). However her musical gifts don't quite match those of Leonard, as is evident from this song of hers!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aZEeYUza1s

Re: Sophia Loren

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:37 am
by Eskimo
Here are a couple featuring Sophia in Boy On A Dolphin (1957) filmed at a location Leonard would come to know:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di9adB0GlcQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt6zmzCfdDg
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Her golden voice was also on featured in that film ... although perhaps missed due to other more evident talents ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJzjMnBoXy8

Re: Sophia Loren

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:48 am
by John Etherington
Thanks for posting those Eskimo. I did note the Hydra connection when I read Sophia's autobiography recently...I think she beat Leonard to it, by several years (was it 1957 that she was there?). Meanwhile, I would like to see Leonard and Sophia get together for their almost-joint 80th birthday and re-record this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03DKl3lOY4k

Re: Sophia Loren

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:26 am
by Eskimo
Perhaps Leonard could be talked into playing the role of a Jewish doctor ... just for the re-recording, of course...
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Re: Sophia Loren

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:14 am
by John Etherington
...or Sophia could dress as a nurse in white stockings and suspenders and carry the cigarette onstage on a silver tray. :)

Re: Sophia Loren

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:52 pm
by Zimmy66
John Etherington wrote:...or dress as a nurse in white stockings and suspenders and carry the cigarette onstage on a silver tray. :)
Think we'll leave that part to Sophia please John. Even at age 80. ;-)

Re: Sophia Loren

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:33 pm
by John Etherington
Typo corrected, Zimmy :!:

Re: Sophia Loren

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:38 pm
by Zimmy66
John Etherington wrote:Typo corrected, Zimmy :!:
Phew... 8)

Re: Sophia Loren

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:10 am
by MaryB
I don't have a link to a video, but I did enjoy when in the movie with Clark Gable, 'It Started in Naples', she sang, 'I Want to Be Americano'. It was quite a bit better than the others here.

Re: Sophia Loren

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:47 pm
by John Etherington

Re: Sophia Loren

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:31 pm
by Eskimo
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and from the "they don't make them like that anymore" file:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1OIP2zphhU

Re: Sophia Loren

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:55 pm
by John Etherington
Eek! I like "Poker Face" but Gaga in meat-dress is too much, let's have some more Sophia quick:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv3UEOmiD_Y

Re: Sophia Loren

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:39 am
by Kush
Sophia Loren has a great voice and is a wonderful singer IMHO. Never mind the naysayers :)

And Lady Gaga has a really great voice as well , but she is a fruitcake.

Re: Sophia Loren

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:25 am
by MaryB
Thanks for the link John! Now that I've seen this again, it is not anywhere as good vocally as some of the other links posted here. Thank you all, I enjoyed watching and listening to them (except for Lady Gaga ;-) ).

Re: Sophia Loren

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:25 pm
by John Etherington
Mary - "Americano" may not reach the dizzy heights of "Zoo Be Zoo Be Zoo", but it is still a nifty little number! :)

By the way, I've just added "It Started in Naples" to my DVD collection.