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Stoney (1969)

We continue are Barbara Bouchet Series with her first starring role in the troubled film Stoney.

Italy's Charlie Chaplin

Toto, matches wits against the Nazi's, the Italian media and falls for the lovely Sonia, who thinks of him like a father.

Barbara Bouchet: The Posters

Collection of original film posters from around the world for the film What A Way To Go!

Actress Spotlight #2 - Caroline Munro

Cult British actress Caroline Munro wearing a sexy low cut shear black blouse showing cleavage.

Born January 16, 1949 in England, like many other B-movie actresses Munro began her career in modeling.  At the age of 17 she obtained her first modeling job at Vogue Magazine, and would later move to London to pursue other higher echelon opportunities in modeling and television advertising.
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Stoney (1969)

Barbara Bouchet looks seductive and shows some cleavage, from the film Stoney 1969
Barbara Bouchet as Irene Stone "Stoney".  Uses her "assets" to get some pull with the local authorities.

Stoney or (The Surabaya Conspiracy) marks Barbara Bouchet's first starring role.  She plays Irene Stone, a woman who travels to war torn Surabaya, Philippines with the hope of recovering a wealth of treasure hidden in a vault under the town Commissioner's swimming pool.  Made during the time period in American B-movie history where it was extremely popular to make films in the Philippines (because it was so cheap) Stoney suffers from a story so full of plot holes it might as well be called Swiss cheese.

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4 Fantastic Italian Film Posters - Vampire Themed Vol. 1

There are two things that go hand in hand with film; art & music.  Music compliments a film, gives life to the story, you could even make the case that without music film would be non-existent as the two have always been essentially paired together.  But art (and when I refer to art I'm speaking of poster/advertising art), has the tremendous responsibility of attempting to grab your attention and provoke a response that will in turn cause you to want to see that film.  Today the film trailer has pretty much usurped that role.  Posters are not so much an art-form but a cookie cutter Photoshop job used for internet advertising.  But 40-50 years ago when there was no internet, and film trailers were typically only shown in the theaters, film studios relied on posters as a main avenue of advertising.  Because of this real effort was put into making some extraordinary advertising, especially for the horrible films.  If you look back through the history of poster art some of the coolest posters were for some of the worst films, B-Movie's for example boast some of the best and collectible art around.  This proved how powerful the poster truly was.
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Siamo uomini o caporali - Are We Men or Corporals? (1955)

One of Italy's most famous actor's and Italian counterpart to America's Charlie Chaplin, Toto Esposito built his career in the era of physical comedy and repartee.  While the United States had it's share of physical comedic actors during the silent era and into the "talkies", Toto was one of the forerunners for Italy.  His debut in the 1937 film Hand's Off Me! as his self titled character Toto, was the start of a 100+ film career, most of which centered around the same self titled character.
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Actress Spotlight #1 - Magda Konopka

Magda Konopka Actress Foto

Magda Konopka, born 1943 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.  Oddly enough there is very little information to be found about Magda.  With the exception of a handful of publicity photos and a few hearsay "facts" she's a relative enigma.  Granted even though she had an active film career from the late 1960's through the 1970's, compared to a lot of her peers her 33 roles could be seen as incredibly meager.  
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