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Klaus Collignon is most known for his highly polished studio portraits however in this instance, he captures Loren in a quiet moment on set. Unaware of the camera, Loren absent- mindedly plays with her shoe under the table. This style of image reveals the developing appetite for portraits of stars that were unposed and more realistic, depicting not only the subject’s public persona but also revealing their character outside of the public eye.

Sophia Loren remains undoubtedly the most famous Italian actress of the Twentieth Century. She is beloved by Italians and Americans alike for her style and sensuality as well as her natural warmth and charm. Sophia Loren came to embody the spirit of a newly capitalist Italy and the economic boom which spawned what is often referred to as the ‘dolce vita’ era.

Loren rose to fame as a comedic actress whose curvaceous figure made her a sex symbol embodying the ideal of Italian femininity. However Loren’s acting abilities and timeless elegance soon sealed her position as an Italian icon, unmatched by any other. In 1960, Loren became the first Italian woman to win an Oscar for her performance in La Ciocciara, directed by Vittorio De Sica.

Vintage photographs presented by Flash Projects include pre-owned photographs, including press images which may have been frequently handled. Flash Projects is happy to send condition reports of any contemporary edition or vintage work on request. Condition reports are provided as a service to interested parties, and buyers should note that descriptions of property are not warranties. Each item is sold ‘as is’.

Klaus Collignon

Sophia Loren, playing with her shoe

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

30 x 22 cms (11.79 x 8.65 ins)

c1960


£650.00

Stamped on reverse:
(Stamp) GEO KELBER
CORRESPONDENT DE PARIS MATCH EN ALI.EMAGNE
JOACHIMSTR. 1, BONN
TEL: 2 15 91, 2 15 93
(Stamp) PONTI CARLO LOREN SOPHIA
(Stamp) KLAUS COLLIGNON
MÜNCHEN-SOLLN
KARL-MARR-STRASSE 10
TELEFON 795372
(Stamp) Veröffentlichund nur gegen Beleg und Honorar
Inscribed on the reverse: '"Olympia" Sophia Loren
No. 29' and 'jou avec sa chaussure.'
Stamped on the reverse: 'PONTI CARLO LOREN SOPHIA'
and 'KLAUS COLLIGNON' and 'GEO KILBER' and '570'

 

£650