Sophia Loren Movie Star Italian Style - Book Giveaway - On the Bedside Table

The fall of 2017 has been a beautiful one with the releases of several books from Running Press, not the least of which is this gorgeous book devoted to Sophia Loren.  Cindy de la Hoz has taken us on an exciting journey exploring the life and career of this legend of cinema.

The first part of the book is a short biography of Loren and the second is a film-by-film chronology.  Cindy de la Hoz's text that accompanies is not sparse, it is direct and has an elegance that is just as beautiful to read as it is to look at the myriad of photographs of her subject. 

This brings you to the meat and potatoes (or in this case, pasta and meatballs, sorry I had to) of the book, the photographs.  THE PHOTOGAPHS!  This book is beautifully designed and the layout is pleasing.  How can it not be with page after page, after page of the stunning Sophia Loren?  This book is a beautiful tribute to a legendary icon of both Italian Cinema and Hollywood. 

Part of me really hates to give this book away! 

Win one copy of Sophia Loren Movie Star Italian Style by Cindy de la Hoz

  1. Leave a comment on this blog indicating what you consider your favorite film starring Sophia Loren.
  2. The winning comment/entry will be randomly drawn on September 29, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. PST. I will contact the winner and obtain his/her mailing address. The book will ship immediately after. (If the winner does not reply to me within 48 hours, I will draw an alternate.)
  3. Due to distribution/publishing rights, this drawing is limited to readers in North America and will ship to the U.S.A. only.
  4. One entry per household, please.
  5. The book has a retail value of $35.00 USD. 


Tinky said…
I'm not leaving a favorite film because I think you should keep the book!
rudyfan1926 said…
Tinky, it's all about sharing the wealth!
wayne said…
She has made many great films but she co-stared with my all time fave Ann-Margret so I will say Grumpier Old Men is my favorite Sophia Loren fim
Fran said…
Without a doubt "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow"
Sarah Godwin said…
“Two Women”. Difficult to watch but such a strong performance!
Heather R Clarke said…
I would love this book! I purchase-requested it for the library I work for. I think Sophia is FABULOUS. I love Houseboat as well as It Started In Naples, but she was adorable as Walter Matthau's love interest in Grumpier Old Men.
Nancy said…
It Started in Naples
Ana Roland said…
I was always a fan of Cinzia Zaccardi, her character in HOUSEBOAT (1958) with Cary Grant, such a charming movie, but this summer during Clark Gable Star of The Month ON TCM I discovered IT STARTED IN NAPLES (1960.)I had never seen this film before and now it is my current favorite. I also love THE KEY (1958) with William Holden which I also discovered on TCM>
rudyfan1926 said…
Fran, your name was drawn as the winner of the book. Please send me an email with your mailing address to: Congratulations!
Fran said…
I can't believe that at my age I could still get this excited. I go all the way back to her early Italian films and still I think she is far and away the most beautiful woman that I've ever seen. And on top of all that talented too. Thank you so much. Fran

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