Jane, with Sophia Loren, Earls Court, 1980 by Smiler (aka: Mark Cawson)

Classic Bottoms

Dahmane Benanteur


Helmut Newton – Pirelli Calendar 1986


Edward Quinn – Sophia Loren Carlton Hotel, Cannes 1955

Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren 1957.

Loren became an international film star following her five-picture contract with Paramount Pictures in 1958. Among her films at this time were Desire Under the Elms with Anthony Perkins, based upon the Eugene O’Neill play; Houseboat, a romantic comedy co-starring Cary Grant; and George Cukor’s Heller in Pink Tights, in which she appeared as a blonde for the first time.

In 1961, she starred in Vittorio De Sica’s Two Women, a stark, gritty story of a mother who is trying to protect her 12-year-old daughter in war-torn Italy. The two end up gang-raped inside a church as they travel back to their home city following cessation of bombings there. (Read more)

Sunday: Baron Von Lind

Baron Von Lind (Jerry Lind).

Lind worked at Paramount Studios where he painted such stars as Yul Brynner, Sophia Loren, Peter O’Toole and Clint Eastwood to name a few.

In 1982, he was approached by the White House to do a painting of then President Ronald Reagan. The painting now hangs in the Reagan Museum in Simi Valley, California. (Read more)

Tuesday: 5 of 6

Sophia Loren and followers photographed by John Phillips.

Friday: 5 of 6

A delightful young Sophia Loren. To see more from this photo shoot go here and here.

Thursday: 2 of 6

Sunday: 2 of 6

Friday: 6 of 6