Reported by Scott A. Sant'Angelo, 15 March 2014, 18:07 PM
Once again, like any proud Italian motor sport fan I sit on pins and needles as the 2014 chapter for one of my longest running passions continues: the Formula 1 World Championship.
10 years on, I am still missing the V12′s, now more than ever.
We are very proud that in 2007 we were able to work with Ferrari via Puma (Ferrari official team supplier) on our 42nd issue edition.
Reported by Scott A. Sant'Angelo, 14 March 2014, 11:36 AM
Directed by Vittorio De Sica.
Produced by Carlo Ponti, Joseph E. Levine.
Screenplay by Billa Billa.
Music by Armando Trovajoli.
Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.
Editing by Adriana Novelli.
Reported by Scott A. Sant'Angelo, 6 March 2014, 16:10 PM
Directed by Delmer Daves.
Produced by Delmer Daves.
Screenplay by Delmer Daves, story by Irving Fineman.
Music by Max Steiner.
Cinematography by Charles Lawton.
Editing by William H. Ziegler.
Reported by Scott A. Sant'Angelo, 4 March 2014, 11:42 AM
One of my favorite ceramist Giovanni De Simone, born in 1930, opened his studio in Palermo, Sicily soon after the end of World War II. He had worked and studied for a while under the direction of Pablo Picasso and Picasso’s influence remained with him until he died in 1991.
The De Simone factory closed its doors for good in September of 2008. One of Giovanni’s daughters Susanna had created her own limited production studio some years earlier and it still continues to operate.
It is rumored that the company closed because of the USA ban on its importation due to a belief that its products contained lead and cadmium. The company had fought the Food and Drug Administration’s allegations for years but never were successful. Many of De Simone’s shipments to the USA were confiscated when they arrived via sea shipments.
Reported by Scott A. Sant'Angelo, 24 February 2014, 12:32 PM
Directed by Peter Collinson.
Produced by Michael Deeley.
Screenplay by Troy Kennedy Martin.
Music by Quincy Jones.
Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.
Editing by John Trumper.