Sunday, 11 January 2015

Goodbye to Anita Ekberg



As so often seems the case with glamorous film stars from the golden age of Hollywood, Anita had a sad, lonely and poor old age.

A tremendous fall from grace and a tremendous shame.

She died today aged 83.

She will of course always be remembered for the iconic Trevi Fountain scene in Fellini's 1960 film, La Dolce Vita.

Fantastico.










A welcome also today for my latest Google Friend Connect follower Coco Jayne, who blogs here.

11 comments:

  1. Ah, that's too bad. She was stunning. RIP

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  2. Well...It's no secret...! I am prone to large ladies! :).
    No! Not fat! Large! HeHe! (Steady now Willie).
    This Ex Miss Sweden was a an icon, never~the~less!
    And, La Dolce Vita must have been one of the first films
    l'd ever seen...Still have it on VHS...! May just give it a
    whirl later...!

    And two others died at the weekend...Rod Taylor 84.
    And Lance Percival 81. Rod Taylor from the first, and,
    very best film..The Time Machine...And, of course..The
    Birds..!

    And, l've just seen on the early news, that Ladybirds Books,
    have 100yrs old...Remember...
    I like Peter...You like Peter...We like Peter...
    I like Jane....You like Jane....We like Jane....! HeHe!
    (What a memory this Sicilian has)...
    7:15...I need another lemon tea...Ciao! :>).

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    1. I read the other day about some research about men who like the fuller figure. In trials they showed men pictures of voluptuous women, some of the men had been given a meal before and some were left hungry. The hungry ones liked the fuller figure more. They concluded that women who looked like they had access to more food, struck some sort of instinctive chord with the men. Personally I think it's more to do with a different sort of appreciation. After all I'm sure nobody spent time with Sophia Loren to taste her spaghetti.

      Jean
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    2. HeHe! I think you'll find Carlo Ponti did!
      When he first discovered her, he fed her
      nothing but...Pasta!
      He, was the one who turned her into the
      most beautiful lady on the planet...She won
      a beauty pageant at the age of 14..And, never
      looked back...Even now aged 80...I'd take her
      for a coffee, and ask her to marry me! Been 'IN'
      love with her, for as long as l can remember!
      Ah! Well! Next time round perhaps! :>).

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  3. RIP... to a beautiful woman who used to be called "The Sex Goddess".
    Her last appearance on scene was in 2002 and she didn't die penniless as some of the news reporters insinuated. She still had her very large villa in Rome. There was a short documentary on the TV last night.

    keep well

    Amanda xx

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    1. That's nice to know she wasn't penniless. I read she was in hospital and had applied for financial assistance because her house was in total disrepair and couldn't go back to it. Glad that wasn't the case.

      Jean
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  4. It's always sad when someone from Hollywood's golden age dies. RIP

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    1. Yes, it's that end of an era thing. Very sad.

      Jean
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  5. As with every year, so many famous and good people are leaving us. It makes us realise our own mortality.

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    1. Hello Wean, thank you for droppping by and leaving a comment, and welcome as a new follower.

      Jean
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