• Short Summary

    THE BIG EVENT THAT THE WHOLE OF ITALY HAS BEEN WAITING FOR FINALLY HAPPENED AT 8.20 A.

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    THE BIG EVENT THAT THE WHOLE OF ITALY HAS BEEN WAITING FOR FINALLY HAPPENED AT 8.20 A.M. ON THE MORNING OF SUNDAY, JULY 27. FROM THE SALVATOR MUNDI HOSPITAL ON ROME'S JANICULUM HILL CAME THE NEWS THAT FILM STAR, GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA, HAD GIVEN BIRTH TO A SIX POUND NINE OUNCE BABY BOY.. .. BUT ALTHOUGH THE LONG VIGIL FOR HUSBAND MILKO STOFIC, HAD ENDED - THE BABY WAS SEVERAL DAYS OVERDUE- AND NEW VIGIL HAD STARTED FOR THE DOZENS OF PRESS PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO SURROUNDED THE HOSPITAL....THE MEN WITH THE CAMERAS HAD MISSED GINA WHEN HER HUSBAND DROVE HER TO THE HOSPITAL - ELUDING THE SCORES OF PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO HAD KEPT DAY AND NIGHT WATCH AROUND LOLLO'S VILLA ON THE VIA AFRIA ANTICA FOR OVER A WEEK. WHILE CAMERAMEN PROWLED AROUND THE HOSPITAL - STRICT MEASURES WERE TAKEN TO KEEP THEM AT BAY. FINALLY - AFTER A TWO-DAY WAIT - MILKO STOFIC DISTRIBUTED PICTURES HE HAD TAKEN HIMSELF TO PREVENT ATTEMPTS AT " SCOOPS" BY ENTERPRISING PHOTOGRAPHERS OF UNSEEMLY BIDDING.....THE PHOTOGRAPHS WERE DISTRIBUTED TO WORLD AGENCIES AND TO THE REPRESENTATIVES OF MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS BY THE FILM STAR'S PRIVATE SECRETARY...."ALL GRATIS", SAID STOFIC....STOFIC, HIMSELF A DOCTOR UNTIL HE TOOK TO MANAGING HIS WIFE'S AFFAIRS, SAID GINA HAD A VERY DIFFICULT LABOUR, WITH SEIZURES OF CRAMP EVERY TEN SECONDS FOR FIVE HOURS...."SHE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GO THROUGH WITH IT IF HAD NOT BEEN FOR THE PSYCHO-PROPHYLACTIC MET OD" (OF PAINLESS BIRTH), HE SAID....THOUSANDS OF CONGRATULORY TELEGR MS POURED IN TO THE HOSPITAL - WHERE INGRID BERGMAN HAD HER TWINS - CONGRATULATING " LE MAMMA NATIONALE" ON THE HAPPY EVENT....WHEN OUR CAMERAMAN- WHO WAS THE FIRST NEWSFIRM CAMERAMAN TO GET INTO THE HOSPITAL - FILMED THE FILM STAR MOTHER AND HER BABY, MILKO STOFIC COMPLETED THE NEW FAMILY GROUND....THE BABY WILL BE CHRISTENED MILKO THIS WEEK AT SUBIACO, GINA'S HOMETOWN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA73VD1V1SXVAW2IKSMSC7YCS6C
    Media URN:
    VLVA73VD1V1SXVAW2IKSMSC7YCS6C
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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