1964 my summer with sophia and carlo

“everything you see, i owe to spaghetti.”

 when carlo ponti and loren married in 1957, he promised her “the most beautiful house in the world.”and here it is…

enjoy. carlo ponti and sophia loren in their roman villa and “amongst friends”… when sophia was 14, she entered a beauty contest and although she didn’t win, she caught the attention of successful film producer carlo ponti, who was some 22 years older than her at the time. charmed by her beauty and intelligence, ponti took her under his wing and married her seven years later. photos of the young sophia loren and director carlo ponti by alfred eisenstaedt. by fm