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#Totò #AntonioDeCurtis #FrancaFaldini

Antonio De Curtis in arte Totò ( Antonio Griffo Focas Flavio Angelo Ducas Comneno Porfirogenito Gagliardi ) nobile nei natali, era di casa a Montecarlo. In questa foto lo vediamo nel principato, su invito di Ranieri di Monaco e della principessa Grace Kelly, che molto lo apprezza per la sua capacità comica/surreale, partecipare al GranGala del capodanno 1960, accompagnato dalla compagna Franca Faldini.

Prince Antonio Griffo Focas Flavio Angelo Ducas Comneno Porfirogenito Gagliardi De Curtis di Bisanzio, best known by his stage name Totò (Italian pronunciation: [toˈtɔ*]; 15 February 1898 – 15 April 1967) or as Antonio De Curtis, and nicknamed il Principe della risata (“the Prince of laughter”), was an Italian comedian, film and theatre actor, writer, singer and songwriter. He is widely considered one of the greatest Italian artists of the 20th century. While he first gained his popularity as a comic actor, his dramatic roles, his poetry, and his songs are all deemed to be outstanding; his style and a number of his recurring jokes and gestures have become universally known memes in Italy. Writer and philosopher Umberto Eco has thus commented on the importance of Totò in Italian culture:

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#MariaCallas #GraceKelly

Maria Callas, nome d’arte di Anna Maria Cecilia Sophia Kalogeropoulou (greco: Άννα Μαρία Καικιλία Σοφία Καλογεροπούλου; New York, 2 dicembre 1923 – Parigi, 16 settembre 1977), è stata un soprano greco, in possesso della nazionalità statunitense e naturalizzata italiana fino al 1966, quando rinunciò ad entrambe per ottenere quella greca. Nata a New York da genitori greci, Maria Callas studiò ad Atene dal 1939 al 1945, intraprendendo la carriera internazionale dai tardi anni quaranta agli anni sessanta.

Le sue straordinarie doti di soprano e attrice, il successo, artistico e mediatico, il mito costruito attorno a lei, le sono valsi l’appellativo di Divina.

Maria Callas, Commendatore OMRI (Greek: Μαρία Κάλλας; December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977), was an American-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century. Critics praised her bel canto technique, wide-ranging voice and dramatic interpretations. Her repertoire ranged from classical opera seria to the bel canto operas of Donizetti, Bellini and Rossini and further, to the works of Verdi and Puccini; and, in her early career, to the music dramas of Wagner. Her musical and dramatic talents led to her being hailed as La Divina.

Grace Patricia Kelly in Grimaldi (Filadelfia, 12 novembre 1929 – Monaco, 14 settembre 1982) è stata un’attrice statunitense. Sposa di Ranieri III nel 1956, fu principessa consorte di Monaco, e divenne madre dei principi Alberto II, Carolina e Stefania. Morì in un incidente stradale, nel 1982.Vinse l’Oscar alla miglior attrice per la pellicola La ragazza di campagna nel 1955. L’American Film Institute ha inserito la Kelly al tredicesimo posto tra le più grandi star della storia del cinema.

Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was an American actress who, after marrying Prince Rainier III, became the Princess of Monaco. After embarking on an acting career in 1950, at the age of 20, Kelly appeared in New York City theatrical productions and more than 40 episodes of live drama productions broadcast during the early 1950s Golden Age of Television. In October 1953, she gained stardom from her performance in the film Mogambo. It won her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination in 1954. She had leading roles in five films, including The Country Girl, for which her deglamorized performance earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress. Other films include High Noon (1952) with Gary Cooper, Dial M for Murder (1954) with Ray Milland, Rear Window (1954) with James Stewart and To Catch a Thief (1955) with Cary Grant, and High Society (1956) with Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby.

Kelly retired from acting at the age of 26 to marry Rainier and began her duties in Monaco. They had three children: Caroline, Albert, and Stéphanie. She retained her American roots, maintaining dual U.S. and Monégasque citizenship. She died on September 14, 1982, a day after a stroke caused her to crash her car.

nella foto:  Maria Callas e Grace Kelly a Montecarlo,  17/1/1962

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Maria Callas  https://youtu.be/OYfMRZTDLZQ

Grace Kelly    https://youtu.be/RtHwZy2lVwI

#MarleneDietrich #VittorioDeSica #RenatoRascel

Marie Magdalene “Marlene” Dietrich (Berlino, 27 dicembre 1901 – Parigi, 6 maggio 1992) è stata un’attrice e cantante tedesca naturalizzata statunitense.

Fra le più note icone del mondo cinematografico della prima metà del Novecento, la Dietrich fu un vero e proprio mito, lasciando un’impronta duratura attraverso la sua recitazione, le sue immagini e l’interpretazione delle canzoni (arricchite da una voce ammaliante e sensuale). La Dietrich fu una delle prime dive grazie a un mix di qualità, raramente ripetuto dopo di lei, che fu sufficiente a farla entrare nella leggenda dello show business quale modello di femme fatale per antonomasia. Il suo mito nacque e si sviluppò in contrapposizione a quello della divina Greta Garbo, entrambe star di punta di due compagnie di produzione rivali.

L’American Film Institute ha inserito la Dietrich al nono posto tra le più grandi star della storia del cinema.

Vittorio Domenico Stanislao Gaetano Sorano De Sica (Sora, 7 luglio 1901 – Neuilly-sur-Seine, 13 novembre 1974) è stato un attore, regista e sceneggiatore italiano.

Una delle figure preminenti del cinema italiano e mondiale, è stato inoltre attore di teatro e documentarista. È considerato uno dei padri del Neorealismo e, allo stesso tempo, uno dei più grandi registi ed interpreti della Commedia all’italiana.

Renato Rascel, nome d’arte di Renato Ranucci (Torino, 27 aprile 1912 – Roma, 2 gennaio 1991), è stato un attore, comico, cantautore e ballerino italiano.

Marie Magdalene “Marlene” Dietrich (/mɑrˈlnəˈdtrɪk/, German pronunciation: [maɐˈleːnə ˈdiːtʁɪç]; 27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992) was a German-American actress and singer.

Dietrich remained popular throughout her long career by continually re-inventing herself, professionally and characteristically. In the Berlin of the 1920s, she acted on the stage and in silent films. Her performance as Lola-Lola in The Blue Angel (1930), directed by Josef von Sternberg, brought her international fame and garnered her a contract with Paramount Pictures in the US. Hollywood films such as Shanghai Express (1932) and Desire (1936) capitalised on her glamour and exotic looks, cementing her stardom and making her one of the highest-paid actresses of the era. Dietrich became a U.S. citizen in 1939, and throughout World War II she was a high-profile frontline entertainer. Although she still made occasional films in the post-war years, Dietrich spent most of the 1950s to the 1970s touring the world as a successful show performer.

In 1999, the American Film Institute named Dietrich the ninth-greatest female star of all time.

Vittorio De Sica (7 July 1901 – 13 November 1974) was an Italian director and actor, a leading figure in the neorealist movement.

Four of the films he directed won Academy Awards: Sciuscià and Bicycle Thieves were awarded honorary Oscars, while Ieri, oggi, domani and Il giardino dei Finzi Contini won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Indeed, the great critical success of Sciuscià (the first foreign film to be so recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) and Bicycle Thieves helped establish the permanent Best Foreign Film Oscar. These two films generally are considered part of the canon of classic cinema. Bicycle Thieves was cited by Turner Classic Movies as one of the 15 most influential films in cinema history.

De Sica was also nominated for the 1957 Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for playing Major Rinaldi in American director Charles Vidor’s 1957 adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms, a movie that was panned by critics and proved a box office flop. De Sica’s acting was considered the highlight of the film.

Renato Ranucci, in art Renato Rascel (27 April 1912 – 2 January 1991) was an Italian film actor, singer, and songwriter. He appeared in 50 films between 1942 and 1972. He represented Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1960 with the song “Romantica” which was placed equal eighth out of thirteen entries.

sul set film: Montecarlo è un film del 1956 diretto da Samuel A. Taylor.

Sebbene non accreditato nei titoli, alcune fonti riportano che il film fu in realtà diretto da Vittorio De Sica, e Samuel A. Taylor venne citato come regista per motivi di co-produzione tra Stati Uniti e Italia.

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#MarleneDietrich #VittorioDeSica

Marie Magdalene “Marlene” Dietrich (Berlino, 27 dicembre 1901 – Parigi, 6 maggio 1992) è stata un’attrice e cantante tedesca naturalizzata statunitense. Fra le più note icone del mondo cinematografico della prima metà del Novecento, la Dietrich fu un vero e proprio mito, lasciando un’impronta duratura attraverso la sua recitazione, le sue immagini e l’interpretazione delle canzoni (arricchite da una voce ammaliante e sensuale). La Dietrich fu una delle prime dive grazie a un mix di qualità, raramente ripetuto dopo di lei, che fu sufficiente a farla entrare nella leggenda dello show business quale modello di femme fatale per antonomasia.

Il suo mito nacque e si sviluppò in contrapposizione a quello della divina Greta Garbo, entrambe star di punta di due compagnie di produzione rivali.

Marie Magdalene “Marlene” Dietrich (27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992) was a German actress and singer.

Dietrich remained popular throughout her long career by continually re-inventing herself, professionally and characteristically. In the Berlin of the 1920s, she acted on the stage and in silent films. Her performance as Lola-Lola in The Blue Angel (1930), directed by Josef von Sternberg, brought her international fame and garnered her a contract with Paramount Pictures in the US. Hollywood films such as Shanghai Express (1932) and Desire (1936) capitalised on her glamour and exotic looks, cementing her stardom and making her one of the highest-paid actresses of the era. Dietrich became a U.S. citizen in 1939,[3] and throughout World War II she was a high-profile frontline entertainer. Although she still made occasional films in the post-war years, Dietrich spent most of the 1950s to the 1970s touring the world as a successful show performer.

In 1999, the American Film Institute named Dietrich the ninth-greatest female star of all time.

 

Vittorio Domenico Stanislao Gaetano Sorano De Sica (Sora, 7 luglio 1901 – Neuilly-sur-Seine, 13 novembre 1974) è stato un attore, regista e sceneggiatore italiano.

Una delle figure preminenti del cinema italiano e mondiale, è stato inoltre attore di teatro e documentarista. È considerato uno dei padri del Neorealismo e, allo stesso tempo, uno dei più grandi registi ed interpreti della Commedia all’italiana.

Vittorio De Sica (7 July 1901 – 13 November 1974) was an Italian director and actor, a leading figure in the neorealist movement.

Four of the films he directed won Academy Awards: Sciuscià and Bicycle Thieves were awarded honorary Oscars, while Ieri, oggi, domani and Il giardino dei Finzi Contini won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Indeed, the great critical success of Sciuscià (the first foreign film to be so recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) and Bicycle Thieves helped establish the permanent Best Foreign Film Oscar. These two films generally are considered part of the canon of classic cinema.[1] Bicycle Thieves was cited by Turner Classic Movies as one of the 15 most influential films in cinema history.[2]

De Sica was also nominated for the 1957 Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for playing Major Rinaldi in American director Charles Vidor’s 1957 adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms, a movie that was panned by critics and proved a box office flop. De Sica’s acting was considered the highlight of the film.

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Maria Callas – Aristotele Onassis

Aristotle Onassis, the Greek ship owner, is shown with opera singer Maria Callas as they left the opera of Monte Carlo in 1960.  Right in photo is the Maharanee of Baroda.callas onassis monaco006