Carlo Ponti
Italianfilm producer
Carlo Ponti
Carlo Ponti was an Italian film producer with over 140 production credits, and the husband of Italian movie star Sophia Loren.
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Fotografia e Risorgimento - Arte.go (Comunicati Stampa)
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... Carlo Naya, Carlo Ponti) le fotografie dei fratelli Antonio e Paolo Francesco D'Alessandri che ritraggono il Papa mentre benedice le truppe pontificie, Ferdinando di Borbone in esilio ei diversi gruppi di ufficiali degli eserciti messi in campo,
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Famous grandmothers - Beaumont Enterprise
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Photo: FRE, Peter Kramer / BE Sophia Loren is the mother of Carlo Ponti Jr. and Edoardo Ponti. She has three grandchildren. Photo: STF, Misha Japaridze / AP2011 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has five children and eight grandchildren
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Provaci ancora, Tinto Brass: non è finito dopo la malattia - Libero-News.it
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«Sì, ci avevo pensato, ma il produttore Carlo Ponti quando lo seppe si scandalizzò: “Una parte così a mia moglie?” - mi rispose - “cosa contiene il suo cervello, lo sperma?”. Mi è sembrato geniale! Anzi, come dicono i francesi, puro divertissement»
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Carlo Ponti, Portraits einer Wasserträgerin, eines Austernhändlers und eines ... - Kunstmarkt.com
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Carlo Ponti hat der einfachen Bevölkerung schon früh ein Denkmal gesetzt, als er in den 1860er Jahren eine jugendliche Wasserträgerin, einen älteren Austernhändler und einen ebenfalls jungen Pilzverkäufer in seinem Studio fotografierte
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Movie 'Houseboat' had Stafford seeing stars - Fredericksburg.com
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The very day that Sophia and Cary shot the big wedding scene in 'Houseboat,' which is the climax of the picture, she was getting married to Carlo Ponti by proxy in Mexico. "Apparently what was going on behind the camera was not visible on the screen,"
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Marta Marzotto, 80 anni e la Costa nel cuore - La Nuova Sardegna
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Quando mi sono sposata, nel 1954, al Continental di Milano, c'erano anche lei e il marito Carlo Ponti. Non ci vediamo spesso, frequento di più la sorella Maria Scicolone, ma insieme a lei ho trascorso momenti bellissimi. Il ricordo più bello con Sofia
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Sophia Loren a fost la puşcărie - Click!
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Sophia a fost căsătorită cu producătorul de cinema Carlo Ponti, care a încetat din viaţă în 2007. Şi mariajul cu acesta ia adus numai probleme. Loren la cunoscut pe Ponti în 1950, pe când ea avea numai 15 ani, iar el 37. S-au căsătorit la 17 septembrie
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'Rizzoli & Isles' fits Sasha Alexander perfectly - USA Today
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She met Edoardo Ponti, 38, son of Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti, at the University of Southern California's film school, where they were students. When her mother met Ponti at a screening, she told Alexander afterward, "'I met the nicest boy
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ROTTURA CLOONEY-CANALIS. DAGLI USA: ERA COPPIA FINTA - Leggo Online
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Soltanto la Loren ci riusci ma perche erano altri tempi, Carlo Ponti era un nome qui in California. Comunque , tutti hanno conosciuto a Elizabetta, io non sapevo chi fosse, ora lo so, bene per lei,Noi americani, siamo egoisti, vogliamo la gente di casa
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Vaisu alku oopperajuhlilla - Kouvolan Sanomat
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Mozart ja Carlo Ponti tarttuivat Don Juan-aiheeseen vuonna 1787, kun säveltäjä Giuseppe Gazzanigan samaiseen aiheeseen tehty ooppera sai hyvän vastaanoton samaisen vuoden helmikuussa Varsovassa. Parivaljakko työsti teoksen niin vauhdikkaasti,
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Upalne fiordy Bałkanów - Onet.pl
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Z rozrzewnieniem wspomina Sophię Loren, która odwiedziła wysepkę na początku lat 70. razem z mężem Carlo Ponti. – Byli tu miesiąc, ale widziałem ich tylko trzy razy. Ona była bardzo… – tu narysował w powietrzu kształt klepsydry i klasnął
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Cinecitta Luce Celebrates Italian Film as a Part Of "La Dolce Vita Beverly ... - DigitalJournal.com (press release)
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Filmmakers such as Dino, Carlo Ponti along with directors such as Rossellini, Visconti, Fellini, De Sica EXPORTED around the world the fresh spirit of filmmaking as a new way to depict the bitter realism of Italy's plight, said Martha De Laurentiis
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Sveti Stefan, insólita isla y hotel - El País Viajes
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Hace más de dos mil años este énclave tenía de cabeza a los griegos, luego a los romanos y finalmente a todos los que lo vieron, desde Marilyn Monroe a Willy Brandt y desde Carlo Ponti a Claudia Schiffer. Con una condición muy especial: los famosos que
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Hugh Jackman diventa il «miserabile» Valjean - Il Tempo
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Qualche anno dopo (1948) arriva la risposta italiana di Riccardo Freda, prodotto da Carlo Ponti che, all'uscita nelle sale, lo presentò diviso in due episodi («Caccia all'uomo» e « Tempesta su Parigi»). Qui, Valjean ha la faccia del leggendario Gino
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Montenegro: A high-end hideaway on the Adriatic - The Independent
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If they served Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti in their suite – which today is the Sveti Stefan suite, complete with its own pool and clifftop terrace, yours for €2500 a night – they're not saying. Discretion reaches back beyond Aman days,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Carlo Ponti
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2007
    Age 94
    Ponti died in Geneva, Switzerland, from pulmonary complications on 10 January 2007.
    More Details Hide Details He was survived by his wife, Sophia Loren; his sons Carlo (now an orchestral conductor), film producer Alessandro, and film director and former child actor Edoardo Ponti; and his daughter Guendalina, a lawyer. His body rests in the family tomb in Magenta, Lombardy.
    In 2007 another pope painting by Bacon, sold by Ponti in 1991, was sold in a private deal brokered by Acquavella Galleries in New York for more than £15 million.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, Study for Portrait II (1956) was consigned by Loren at Christie's; it was auctioned for the record price of £14.2 million ($27.5 million).
  • 2006
    Age 93
    Over the years, several works have been sold privately. In 2006 two Bacon paintings that had previously been in the Ponti collection were exhibited in an exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery in London.
    More Details Hide Details One, a vertical composition of four self-portraits, had already been sold to the American collector Steven A. Cohen.
  • 1990
    Age 77
    When Ponti reached a deal with the Italian government and was cleared of the charges brought against him in 1990, he regained possession of 230 confiscated paintings.
    More Details Hide Details At some point, the collection is said to have been split between Ponti and Loren.
    He was finally cleared of the charges in 1990.
    More Details Hide Details Ponti owned works by, among others, Picasso, Georges Braque, Renoir, René Magritte (including his Lumière du pole from 1927), Salvador Dalí, Henry Moore (including his Figure from 1933), Barbara Hepworth, Giorgio de Chirico and Canaletto. His collection was renowned for containing ten works by Francis Bacon. These included examples from his early Van Gogh series, triptychs, self-portraits and pope paintings, which were rarely publicised or lent to public exhibitions. In 1977 the Bacon paintings, then valued at an estimated $6.7 million, were seized and turned over by the Italian government to the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan; thirty-three sketches by George Grosz went to a museum in Caserta.
  • 1979
    Age 66
    He was tried in absentia in 1979 for smuggling money and works of art abroad, fined 22 billion lire, and sentenced to four years in prison.
    More Details Hide Details Ponti did not attend the hearing, as his French nationality made him immune from extradition.
  • 1975
    Age 62
    Two unsuccessful attempts were made to kidnap Ponti in 1975, including one involving an attack on his car with gunfire.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1965
    Age 52
    In 1965, Giuliana Ponti divorced her husband, allowing Ponti to marry Loren in 1966 in a civil wedding in Sèvres.
    More Details Hide Details They later became French citizens after their application was approved by then-French President Georges Pompidou. Ponti and Loren had two children: Their daughters-in-law are Sasha Alexander and Andrea Meszaros. They have four grandchildren.
  • FORTIES
  • 1962
    Age 49
    In 1962, they had the marriage annulled, after which Ponti arranged with his first wife, Giuliana, that the three of them move to France (which at that time allowed divorce) and become French citizens.
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    Ponti produced Boccaccio '70 in 1962, Marriage Italian Style in 1964, and Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow in 1965.
    More Details Hide Details He produced his most popular and financially successful film, David Lean's Doctor Zhivago, in 1965. He subsequently produced three notable films with Michelangelo Antonioni, Blowup in 1966, Zabriskie Point in 1970 and The Passenger in 1974.
  • 1960
    Age 47
    Ponti co-produced several films in Hollywood starring Loren, establishing her fame, although most were box-office failures. In 1960, he and Loren returned to Italy and when summoned to court, denied being married.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1952
    Age 39
    In 1952, his friend Goffredo Lombardo, head of production at Titanus, changed Lazzaro's name to Sophia Loren.
    More Details Hide Details Five years later, Ponti obtained a Mexican divorce from his first wife and married Sophia Loren by proxy. Divorce was still forbidden in Italy, and he was informed that were he to return there, he would be charged with bigamy, and Loren would be charged with "concubinage".
  • 1950
    Age 37
    While serving as a judge in a beauty contest around 1950, Ponti met a minor actress named Sofia Lazzaro.
    More Details Hide Details He subsequently cast her in films such as Anna (1951).
  • 1946
    Age 33
    In 1946, he married Giuliana Fiastri.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1941
    Age 28
    Ponti accepted an offer from Riccardo Gualino's Lux Film in Rome in 1941, where he produced a series of commercially successful films featuring the comedian Totò.
    More Details Hide Details In 1954 he had his greatest artistic success with the production of Federico Fellini's La strada. However, Fellini denied Ponti's role in its success and said that "La Strada was made in spite of Ponti and De Laurentiis".
  • 1940
    Age 27
    Ponti was born in Magenta, Lombardy and studied law at the University of Milan. He joined his father's law firm in Milan and became involved in the film business through negotiating contracts. Ponti attempted to establish a film industry in Milan in 1940 and produced Mario Soldati's Piccolo Mondo Antico there, starring Alida Valli, in her first notable role.
    More Details Hide Details The film dealt with the Italian struggle against the Austrians for the inclusion of northeastern Italy into the Kingdom of Italy during the Risorgimento. The film was successful, because it was easy to see "the Austrians as Germans" during World War II. As a result, he was briefly jailed for undermining relations with Nazi Germany.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1912
    Born
    Born on December 11, 1912.
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