Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Molto Bene Brazzi

Joan Crawford and Rossano Brazzi in The Story Of Esther Costello (Columbia, 1957)
 
Olivia de Havilland and Rossano Brazzi in Light In The Piazza (MGM, 1962)
 
Maureen O'Hara and Rossano Brazzi in The Battle Of The Villa Fiorita (Warner Bros., 1965)


A cougar's best friend.

8 comments:

  1. I had never heard of "The Battle Of The Villa Fiorita." He looks younger in that photo than he did in any of his 1950s movies!

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    1. Right?!?! I'm really digging his hair.

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    2. From the change in hairline, especially at the temples, I'd say his capelli have been enhanced, the follicle troops have been called in for reinforcements! My favorite pairing was with La Hepburn in "Summertime".

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  2. All three are great, but I LOVE that photo of Rossano and Olivia. Beautiful!

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    1. Of course, sister Joan got him first, in "A Certain Smile." For some reason, I've never been able to find a high quality portrait of the two of them from that film.

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  3. And of course Rosanno with June Allyson in both LITTLE WOMEN (the 1949 one) and INTERLUDE in 1957, and with Katharine Hepburn in SUMMERTIME, and lets not forget "Some Enchanted Evening" with Mitz in SOUTH PACIFIC ! + those 3 COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN ... like Raf Vallone he was one of those Italians who matured nicely. He also romanced Suzanne Pleshette in ROME ADVENTURE ! and Loren in LEGEND OF THE LOST ... Legend has it he was travelling with British starlet/peplum star Belinda Lee when she had her fatal car accident in 1961. Rosanno got around !

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    1. And he was married to the same woman (a rather portly, matronly looking lady) for many, many years, although he fathered a child out of wedlock with one of his mistresses.

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  4. He was hot. He and Jean Peters torched the screen in " Three Coins in a Fountain"

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