Gina's Worlds (Hardcover)
The life and work of the Italian cinematic legend Gina Lollobrigida
A symbol of Mediterranean beauty, the incarnation of the diva par excellence of Italian cinema, the witness of Italy's rebirth, but also the photojournalist, the sculptor, the painter: this was Gina Lollobrigida (1927-2023), best known for her roles in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956) and Carol Reed's Trapeze (1956), among others.
This volume presents the life of this great all-around artist through her extraordinary photographs; the affectionate accounts of Christian De Sica, Carlo Verdone, G rard Depardieu and Alex Marshall; the critical texts of the curators and editors; and an essay by Fabio Melelli.
Lollobrigida possessed an uncommon artistic sensitivity and a great love of life--a vitality that she never lost, an unshakable determination--in addition to her all-consuming passion for art: all important elements in the shaping of her career.
Through photos and accounts, this book retraces the life of Lollobrigida and her human and artistic versatility as actor, photographer, sculptor and philanthropist: myriad facets of an amazing existence.