Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Dying like flies

Late but eventually reported in Australia, it was sad to here Gina Lollabrigida died, once described as the most beautiful woman in the world. I hear shrieks of 'It should have been me' from some of you! No?

Here is a Gina clip. She is very beautiful.


And speaking of deaths, our local performer Renee Geyer died today. From being a pop singer she went to a acclaimed blues and jazz singing career. This is an early clip of her performing what I think was her first pop song hit. 

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  1. Two more icons gone. Mind you, I wonder whether they are as appreciated by the generations that follow ours.

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    1. EC, it is rather likely that they won't be, especially so as Gina's death was such a low priority for news organisations. I kind of get that though. I am old and I only saw her once or twice on tv and YouTube.

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  2. They all look gorgeous in these eras. Who knows what stories lie behind these pretty facades.

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    1. Roentare, we too could look gorgeous if we took selfies for the world to admire. Many many stories behind both I think.

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  3. I hadn't heard about Renee. She was amazing. I remember seeing her shopping at Safeway (or Coles) in St Kilda back in the distant past.

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    1. Caro, I was a bit puzzled about Renee dying in Geelong because as you did, I too saw her Safeway in Acland Street. I am sure she was St Kilda based for most of her adult life.

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  4. I only knew Renee from her very special voice. But my beloved used to ride his bike on deliveries from his mum's shop to Renee's mum in Sydney. I wonder if he remembers enough to write a post.

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    1. Hels, Joe has such fame. Let me guess, her mother lived in the Bondi area?

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  5. I heard about these deaths on the news and was sadder about Gina Lollobrigida than Renee Geyer. Gina was so beautiful. I don't remember any of the movies she made so I'll have to look them up on IMDb.

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    1. River, I think Gina's prime time had well passed by the time we took notice of such things. We just heard about her more than saw her on screen.

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  6. There seems to be a lot of deaths these days in the entertainment world, doesn't there? RIP Gina and Renee.

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    1. Sandra, indeed. I read a list of famous people mostly in your country who died last year.

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  7. In the midst of life we are in death or as my step-grandfather Jock used to say: "In the midst of life we are in debt". Gina Lollabrigida was indeed a fine example of Italian womanhood. By the way, Lollabrigida means lolly on a bridge which I would have been happy to share with her. Now it is too late.

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    1. YP, I think Jock was on the money, so to speak. Yes, of course that is the meaning of Gina's family name. Would you given her just one lolly or perhaps many?

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  8. I love that song Gina is singing and her voice is so beautiful and sultry.

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  9. And Gina wasn't even on my list of long-lived celebrities (which I wrote about today). Sophia Loren is still around, speaking of aging Italians, at 88.

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    1. Steve, yes I saw your list yesterday and I thought perhaps you had written it in advance of the news.

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