Monthly Archives: June 2014

Farewell Bianca Guidetti Serra

Bianca Guidetti Serra, a partisan in the Susa Valley area during the war, died yesterday at her home in Turin.  Her role in the Resistance included courier work and printing and distributing anti-Fascist posters and materials. As soon as the war ended, … Continue reading

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Who’s the Real ‘Mouse’? Or How to Emasculate an Awards Show Host, Loren-Style

While welcoming Sophia Loren to the stage during the David di Donatello Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, host Paolo Ruffini, and actor from Livorno, addressed the legendary actress with an uncouth vernacular comment: ‘Lei è sempre una topa meravigliosa.’ To translate … Continue reading

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