SOPHIA LOREN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/27/1977 - HFSID 255210
Sale Price $198.00
Sophia Loren handwrote, signed and dated this letter on a card to Dale C. Olson from Paris in 1977, thanking him for "your flattering words" and adding in the postscript: "A carton of cigarettes is waiting for you in Paris." Accompanied by original mailing envelope.
Autograph letter signed: "Sophia", 2p front and verso, 6x3¾ card engraved with address "32 Avenue George V/Paris VIIIe". 1977 March 27.In full: "Dear Dale, Thank you so much - I am enchanted by your flattering words I really do hope to deserve them - Much love". Post scripted: "P. S - A carton of cigarettes is waiting for you in Paris." Light impression on page 2 from engraving, which touches handwriting but not signature. Otherwise, fine condition. Accompanied by: Original mailing envelope with typed address. Postmarked Paris, France, March 29, 1977. Addressed to Mr. Dale C. Olson, Beverly Hills, California. With two French stamps affixed. Lightly toned and creased. Flap was neatly torn open. Otherwise, fine condition. Sophia Loren (born 1934), statuesque and sensuous, was an established star in Italy by 1954, competing with Gina Lollobrigida for audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. After arriving in Hollywood in 1958, Loren was cast in sexually charged roles in such films as Desire Under the Elms, The Black Orchid and Heller in Pink Tights. In 1961, she returned to Italy to star in a definitely unglamorous role in a most memorable film, Two Women, for which she received an Academy Award and the Cannes Festival Award. She also received a nomination for the 1965 Best Actress Oscar for portraying Filumena Marturano in Marriage Italian-Style. In 1991, Sophia Loren was awarded a Special Academy Award "for a career rich with memorable performances that has added permanent luster to our art form". Her other films include The Black Orchid, El Cid, Boy on a Dolphin, It Started in Naples and Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. In 1995, 61-year-old Italian beauty Sophia Loren starred in Grumpier Old Men with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, proving that her beauty and sex appeal are timeless. Two items.
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