Remembering Gina Lollobrigida: Memories of a superstar in Queens
By Walter Karling
As you probably know, the great Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida recently died.
I checked through my archives and found some photos I shot of her at an event entitled “Vita Italia,” which was held 42 years ago on February 26, 1981. This took place at the Terrace on the Park.
I remember the late Vincent Iannece, father of now Judge Jerry Iannece, the president of the Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Queens calling me at the last minute about her appearing there.
I have no idea what the event was about but I hustled over anyway and got some photos. I scanned these from my negatives.