Tag: Rome

February 8, 2015 /

This is Renie in the 1940s: She was nominated for an Academy Award five times and won for “Cleopatra” (1963):

March 15, 2014 /

The Light in the Piazza and Other Italian Tales (Banner Books): Elizabeth Spencer, Robert Phillips: 9780878058372: Amazon.com: Books. In 1962 this book was made into a movie, but as usual the book has depths the film can’t touch. I reread the book recently before I had the pleasure of writing…

February 20, 2013 /

Rumor has it David Fincher has the rights to Stacy Schiff’s, “Cleopatra: a Life”- by the way, an excellent read. But, back in the early sixties the most expensive film ever produced was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by the formerly gun toting Walter Wagner.¬†http://vickielester.com/?s=darling%2C+please+don%27t+shoot+my+agent It was a…