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Elvis and Sophia

Wed Jun 04, 2003 4:19 pm

I've seen some pics with Sophia Loren sitting on Elvis' lap. These pics are likely to be taken while Elvis was filming "Loving you". Is this supposition correct? Does anyone know something more about this meeting?

Wed Jun 04, 2003 5:18 pm

From what I've read, Sophia spotted Elvis in the movie studio commissary, whereupon she completely lost it, ran up to him and jumped in his lap, threw her arms around him and planted his face with kisses! I think this was one of those occassions when Elvis thought to himself "it's good to be the king!"

Thu Jun 05, 2003 6:13 am

Thought that was during the filming of King Creole.

Fri Jun 06, 2003 4:02 am

This is from a newpaper cutting that I have from January 1958....

The other day at Paramount Elvis joined a reporter and Sophia Loren at
lunch. The talk got around to the screaming bobbysoxers who drown out Elvis’ singing.

“I bet you wish they would stop screaming” said the beautiful Italian actress.

“Never” answered Elvis. “And I’ll tell you why; they cover up my mistakes. Lots of times when I start reaching for a high note I know I’m not going to make it so I just make some crazy movement and the kids scream and no one knows the difference.”

He also makes the movements when the music moves him.

“You know” he mused, “the hardest thing in the World is to be yourself. Everytime I’m myself I get criticised for it.”

At this Sophia comforted him: “Elvis I think you are a very nice boy”

“Thanks a lot!” answered Elvis. “ You know thats the worst thing you can say about me.”

The King of Rock n Roll is one of Miss Lorens most devoted fans. He turned to one reporter: “You know, I’ve seen every picture she’s ever made. She’s only seen one of mine.”

He’d like to team up with the Italian actress when he finishes his two years in the Army. His boss, Hal Wallis even has the script.

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Theres another report where Sophia talks about making a film with Elvis and teases him saying that he'll have to have a haircut first.

Fri Jun 06, 2003 9:26 am

Paul Wood - WOW, thanks a lot!! I've alwayed wanted to hear/read something more about the meeting between these two. That's some cool reading: The King of Rock n Roll is one of Miss Lorens most devoted fans. He turned to one reporter: “You know, I’ve seen every picture she’s ever made. She’s only seen one of mine.”

Fri Jun 06, 2003 10:50 am

Paulwood, thank you very much for your great contribution :D

Fri Jun 06, 2003 11:56 am

It goes to show the power and charisma of Elvis that the biggest stars in the world aside from EP of course were in awe of him. Joe Esposito when on Larry King said this happened numerous of times. Judging by Elvis haircut in these photos it has to be around the making of King Creole. Thanks for the photos btw.

Fri Jun 06, 2003 12:17 pm

Thanks paulWood, loved the pictures ;-)