Archive Page - 08/16/13 41 years, 2,178 covers and 55,102 stories from PEOPLE magazine's history for you to enjoy
- Insurgent Scoop (and Photos!) You Won't Get Anywhere Else
- Read the Cover Story: What Caused This Teenager to Murder His Parents?
- Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Good Naked, Bad Naked and a 'Classic Overplay'
- How Did Empire's Taraji P. Henson Turn $700 into Hollywood Stardom?
- Christopher Plummer to Be Immortalized Outside the TCL Chinese Theatre
On Newsstands Now
- Matthew McConaughey: In His Own Words
- Jessa Duggar's Wedding Album
- Brittany Maynard's Final Days
Pick up your copy on newsstands
Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine
People Top 5
LAST UPDATE: Tuesday February 10, 2015 01:10PM EST
PEOPLE Top 5 are the most-viewed stories on the site over the past three days, updated every 60 minutes
- March 28, 1977
- Vol. 7
- No. 12
Arrivederci, Roma—after a Nine-hour Grilling by Customs Men, Sophia Flies to Paris
"Nothing to declare?" asked Sergeant Luigi Imbimbe.
"No," answered the woman.
"Then please come with me a minute. It's just a formality."
"But I'm Sophia Loren," she acknowledged, taking off her bottle-green glasses.
"I know who you are, Signora," replied Sergeant Imbimbe, "but I must insist you come with me."
Thus began Loren's grueling nine-hour ordeal with Italian authorities, who drove the 42-year-old actress to tears while grilling her about the complicated finances of her husband, movie producer Carlo Ponti, 63. After her three lawyers arrived, Loren puffed impatiently on cigarettes while the customs men searched her luggage and opened three sealed envelopes. They found nothing.
The bizarre incident occurred one month after a similarly fruitless search of the Rome offices of Ponti's Champion Film Company and the Pontis' magnificent villa at Marino in the Alban Hills outside Rome.
Why the brouhaha? Both Sophia and Ponti have become French citizens. Apparently Italian authorities suspect Ponti—who had stated publicly that he might be moving much of his business from Italy to Canada and Iran—of violating Italian law which prohibits taking any money from the country without the consent of the government.
Finally, allowed on a 5:10 a.m. flight to Paris, Loren and secretary Mercedes Prentice kicked off their shoes and stretched out for a catnap. Ponti met her at the Charles de Gaulle airport and whisked her off to the Pontis' Paris apartment. Finito. "No one is home," the maid tells callers, "and no one is expected."
March 05, 2015
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
The most buzzed about stars this minute!