Richard McNamara in Totò nella luna, with Ugo Tognazzi and Jim Dolen

Richard McNamara

August 15, 2015 Matt Blake 2

Richard McNamara was another of the Americans – like John Kitzmiller – who came to Italy as an American soldier during World War 2 and stayed there, working in the burgeoning film industry

Franco Citti in Oedipus Rex

Franco Citti interview

February 12, 2015 Matt Blake 0

Here’s an interview with Italian actor Franco Citti – who is famous for his work with Pasolini but also appeared in numerous other films – that I found on the web and have translated into English

An artificially aged Janine Hendy in Hercules Against the Moon Men

Janine Hendy

September 15, 2014 Matt Blake 3

Janine Hendy was one of the more prominent black actresses to work in Italian cinema during the early 1960s. Perhaps her best known roles were in the two Taur films directed by Antonio Leonviola in 1963, Taur, il re della forza bruta and more particularly Thor and the Amazon Women, in which she played the antagonist to the titular hero Joe Robinson.

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Jim Dolen

August 21, 2014 Matt Blake 0

Not many people know the name of Jim Dolen, even among the true aficionados of Italian cinema.

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Walter Brandi

July 28, 2014 Matt Blake 0

Just who was Walter Brandi? Well, to some people he’s best known as an Italian b-movie star of the early sixties, a solid if not particularly inspiring presence in numerous gothic horror films and historical adventures.