• Short Summary

    AMONG THE HOLIDAY TRAVELLERS ARRIVING AT LONDON AIRPORT ON EASTER MONDAY WERE FILM STAR SOPHIA LOREN AND PRODUCER CARLO PONTI.

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    SOPHIA, FOLLOWED BY PONTI, LEAVES AIRCRAFT; SOPHIA INTERVIEWED. (SOF)



    QUESTION: "CAN YOU CATEGORICALLY STATE THAT YOU WEREN'T MARRIED OVER EASTER?"



    ANSWER: "WELL, I TELL YOU...I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY TIMES OVER THE WEEKEND."



    QUESTION: "HOW DO YOU THINK THIS RUMOUR CAME ABOUT?"



    ANSWER: "I HAVE NO IDEA. ASK THE NEWSPAPERMAN."



    QUESTION: "CAN YOU DEFINITELY STATE WHETHER YOU WERE MARRIED OR NOT?"



    ANSWER: "NO."



    QUESTION: "IT WAS REPORTED THAT YOU HAD A WEDDING BREAKFAST."



    ANSWER: "I WAS JUST HAVING AN EASTER WITH MY FAMILY, WITH MY SISTER AND WITH MY FIANCE, CARLO."



    QUESTION: "HAVE YOU ANY IDEA WHEN YOU WILL BE GETTING MARRIED, MISS LOREN?"



    ANSWER: "I HOPE VERY SOON."



    QUESTION: "THANK YOU VERY MUCH."




    Initials GM/V/WH/JG


    EDITORS: SEE ALSO 3477/66 "FRANCE: SOPHIA LOREN AND CARLO PONTI WEDDING RUMOURS -- COUPLE AT BOUGIVAL" SERVICED SATURDAY 9TH APRIL 1965.....

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AMONG THE HOLIDAY TRAVELLERS ARRIVING AT LONDON AIRPORT ON EASTER MONDAY WERE FILM STAR SOPHIA LOREN AND PRODUCER CARLO PONTI. INTERVIEWED SOPHIA DENIED RUMOURS THAT SHE AND PONTI HAD BEEN MARRIED IN PARIS OVER EASTER.

    THE 31-YEAR-OLD ACTRESS AND PONTI WERE MARRIED BY PROXY IN MEXICO IN 1957, WHERE THE PRODUCER OBTAINED A DIVORCE FROM HIS FIRST WIFE. HOWEVER, A ROME COURT LAST YEAR ANNULLED THE MEXICAN MARRIAGE ON THE GROUNDS THAT SIGNOR PONTI WAS NOT FREE TO MARRY. DIVORCE IS ILLEGAL IN ITALY AND THE COUPLE STILL FACE BIGAMY CHARGES, EXPECTED TO BE HEARD IN ROME ON 28 APRIL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1KTDZX9FL566G1LTS3C72YVIC
    Media URN:
    VLVA1KTDZX9FL566G1LTS3C72YVIC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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